Sustainability & Governance

People, planet, business.

Our vision is to co-create an equitable and regenerative future together with our guests, partners and communities. We call our sustainability strategy Target Forward, and it’s how we’re leveraging our size and scale to benefit people, the planet and drive our business.

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Sustainability Strategy: Target Forward

Our vision is to co-create an equitable and regenerative future together with our guests, partners and communities.
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As we work towards net zero greenhouse gas emissions [1] across our enterprise by 2040, we are focused on driving energy efficiency, adopting renewable energy and eliminating waste.
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We work to provide product options that both reduce waste and are affordable. We are designing out waste, using more sustainable and/or durable materials and making reuse and recycling easier.
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Responsible Resource Use

We are on a journey to minimize the impacts of our products through increasing the use of environmentally preferred materials, eliminating waste and a responsible sourcing strategy.
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Our Team

Our team members are at the center of our culture, strategy and success and help us meet the evolving needs of our guests and business year after year.
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Serving and Strengthening Communities

Our success is interdependent with the prosperity of the communities we serve.
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Target Foundation

We’re proud to continue our long legacy of support for communities in our hometown and around the world.
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Operating Ethically

Target is committed to the highest ethical standards. Our commitment is reflected in the way we conduct business through each interaction.
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Responsible Supply Chains

We are committed to pursuing fair, responsible and equitable purchasing practices.
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Governance & Reporting

We center our efforts and reporting on the issues that are most important to the long-term health of our business and stakeholders across our value chain.
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We want our guests to turn to Target first when they think about sustainability. We know that the only way to make that possible is by putting both people and the planet at the center of our efforts, as we co-create with our guests, our partners and the communities we serve.

Amanda Nusz Senior Vice President of Corporate Responsibility

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1 Net zero, as defined, is achieved when a company’s scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions are reduced to a level that is consistent with a 1.5°C pathway, and any residual emissions are removed from the atmosphere through either nature-based or technological carbon removal solutions (e.g., forestry, regenerative agriculture, carbon capture technology), by no later than 2050, in alignment with the Paris Agreement. Target has committed to net zero greenhouse gas emissions across our enterprise, 10 years ahead of the Paris Agreement.