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Introducing Sustainability Strategy from Target Forward

Discover Target’s approach to sustainability; an interconnected system that drives positive impact for people and the planet. With a holistic view, they tackle climate change, restore natural systems, and promote opportunity and equity for teams, communities, and partners. Together, we can create meaningful change that benefits everyone.

Target’s sustainable path

Their dedication to creating positive change in communities and the environment through their inclusive and sustainable product ranges. Witness how they are amplifying their renewable energy efforts to power their operations. Experience their unwavering commitment to social justice and their impactful philanthropic endeavors, reaching underserved communities both locally and globally.

  • In 2019, they took a significant step towards reducing emissions by setting science-based targets in all areas. Target is proud to be a leader in the US retail industry and has joined the Business Ambition for 1.5°C, ensuring that our emissions do not contribute more than 1.5 degrees to global warming. The company is also making progress in renewable energy with projects and partnerships that will see more than 50% of our electricity coming from renewable sources. They are on track to achieve their goal of 100% renewable energy by 2030.
  • Their commitment to sustainability can be seen in the thoughtful design principles of their Universal Thread and Everspring brands, which prioritize material selection, durability, repairability and recyclability. In 2018, Target also made a commitment to sustainable packaging by signing the “New Plastics Economy.”
  •  To promote racial equality, in 2020 they created the Racial Equity Action and Change (REACH) committee. This committee builds on their 15 years of progress in building a diverse workforce and setting diversity and inclusion goals for the team and the business. The main goal is to create racial equality for black team members, guests and communities.
Target Strategy of Renewable Energy

At Target Forward, they strive to make a positive impact in their communities. Building on past efforts, they seek to accelerate their ambitions and set new goals that will benefit everyone. Through continued collaboration with partners and communities, Target has established an initial set of milestones. This list will continue to grow and grow as they work towards their vision of a more just and regenerative future for all.

This goals

  • By 2030, Target strives to become the top provider of inclusive and sustainable brands and experiences in the market.
  • Target is dedicated to sustainability. By 2025, they aim to ensure that all their owned brands, including limited-edition products and brand collaborations, meet established sustainability standards.
  • The goal is that by 2040, all of their brand products will be designed for a circular future.
  • By 2025, Target plans to cut down on the amount of new plastic used in their own product packaging by 20% each year.
  • Zero waste to landfill in U.S. operations by 2030.
  • By 2030, Target is committed to creating a diverse team that mirrors the communities they cater to.
  • Invest in well-being solutions to address the social determinants of health for team members and their families.
Target Sustainability Strategy

Target continues to grow and add to this list of milestones as we work toward our vision of a more just and regenerative future for all. And, as always, they will provide updates on their progress, including an annual environmental, social and governance report.