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Since opening our first store in 1962, we've invested in the health and sustainability of our communities.  In the 1970s, we sponsored the first Earth Day celebration and developed our first recycling program. Today, we continue to integrate sustainable practices across our business with an eye on using our resources responsibly and maintaining the health of our communities.  Additionally, Target is the SB Innovation Open 2014 Presenting Sponsor for SB'14 San Diego.

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Press Piece
Sep 2017

As communities across Florida and the southeastern U.S. begin to pick up the pieces after Hurricane Irma’s devastating impact over the weekend, Target is committing up to $1 million in cash and in-kind donations to help with recovery efforts. This donation will benefit our team members, as well as national, local and international relief...

Press Piece
Sep 2017

Have an old car seat lying around? Whether it’s too small for your growing tot, too old or simply time for a new model, Target will gladly take it off your hands…again! After the popularity of our first car seat trade-in program this past April...

Press Piece
Aug 2017

Target, one of the leading and largest retailers in the U.S., is expanding its investment in renewable energy and sustainable operations.

The company recently signed a long-term contract for 100 megawatts (MW) of new electricity generation capacity from the Solomon Forks wind farm in Kansas — enough energy to meet the average power needs...

Press Piece
Aug 2017

Soccer is one of the fastest-growing sports in the U.S., with more than 9 million kids playing in youth soccer leagues last year alone. But getting in the game isn’t always easy—costs for equipment and registration fees can add up fast, and in some neighborhoods, there are no playing fields for miles around.

To help more kids and...

Press Piece
Jul 2017

At Target, our guests shop with us knowing they can expect more—not just in the products and experiences we offer, but that we hold ourselves to the highest standards as a company. And we’re continuing to transform our business to create a positive impact for people and the planet.

“We’re committed to making our business economically,...

News & Views
Jul 2017

Across the globe, brands, manufacturers and employers are becoming more aware of the urgent need to address worker exploitation in global supply chains. Through the development of new cross-industry collaborations and technological solutions, industry leaders hope to...

Press Piece
Jun 2017

GS1 US® has recognized six companies with GS1 US Excellence Awards for their achievements in implementing GS1 Standards to transform business processes and drive innovation during a ceremony at the...

News & Views
Jun 2017

Reliance on virgin raw materials to produce products has a significant, often detrimental, impact on both ecosystems and communities. A widespread shift towards a more circular model is essential to secure a more sustainable future, yet there exist systematic barriers to the acquisition and sourcing of high-quality, secondary materials. To...

Library
Jun 2017

As consumers are increasingly concerned over chemicals used in everyday products, this workshop covered how large retailers are responding. This landscape is rapidly changing as retailers, CPG companies, chemical companies, NGOs, and government are all taking action.

Michelle Harvey, Senior Consultant, ...

News & Views
May 2017

In spite of a chaotic political arena, a majority of Americans share the view that The Good Life is defined by connections to people and planet more than by material wealth and consumption. Furthermore, Americans are looking to brands to take the lead in showing them how they can make a more fulfilling life according to a US study of 1,000...

News & Views
May 2017

Cotton is an integral part of the apparel and textile industry providing livelihoods for over 300 million people across the globe. The environmental and social implications of cotton production are, however, significant. The water...

News & Views
May 2017

With Earth Day 2017 quickly fading in the rearview mirror, I’m reminded of the challenge we face every other day of the year: maintaining high awareness and action on sustainability issues. Government agencies and nonprofits have traditionally shouldered the greatest responsibility for year-round efforts aimed at influencing behaviors that...

News & Views
May 2017

Building on its commitment to remove harmful chemicals from its products and invest in green chemistry, retail giant Target has kicked off its first-ever ...

News & Views
Apr 2017

Just weeks after releasing a new forest products policy, in which it pledges to source all of the wood, paper, paper-based and...

Press Piece
Apr 2017

At Target, our commitment to sustainability is how we help protect the planet, support our communities and invest in the future of our business. That means looking not only at the products we sell, but also the packages they come in.

“We know our guests...