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Target has always believed in strengthening the communities where we do business. It's a commitment that began when we opened our first store in 1962, and one that now extends to more than 1,700 neighborhoods throughout the United States and nearly 30 countries around the world. Each week, we give more than $3 million and countless volunteer hours to make a positive difference in the lives of our guests and team members help our communities thrive.

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Trending: Fashion Giants Take Further Steps to Create Climate-Friendly Industry
Trending: Fashion Giants Take Further Steps to Create Climate-Friendly Industry

1 month ago - The fashion industry has kicked December off with a bang, launching a number of game-changing initiatives and partnerships aimed at further improving its image by reducing its impacts.

JUST Capital, Forbes Name America's Most JUST Companies for 2018
JUST Capital, Forbes Name America's Most JUST Companies for 2018

1 month ago - JUST Capital and Forbes today released the 2018 list of America’s Most JUST Companies, an annual ranking of the 1,000 largest publicly traded US corporations on the issues Americans care about most, including fair pay and good benefits, customer treatment and privacy, beneficial products, environmental impact, job creation, and community support in the US and abroad, as well as ethical leadership and long-term financial growth.

'Value Change' Program to Help Companies Handle Tricky Scope 3 Emissions
'Value Change' Program to Help Companies Handle Tricky Scope 3 Emissions

1 month ago - The recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) sounds an alarm: “Limiting global warming to 1.5°C …requires rapid and far-reaching transitions in energy, land, urban infrastructure … and industrial systems.”

Target, ADM Join Food Giants Rising to Ceres' AgWater Challenge
Target, ADM Join Food Giants Rising to Ceres' AgWater Challenge

3 months ago - Today, Ceres and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) announce the addition of Target and Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM), one of the world’s largest agricultural processors and food ingredient providers, to the AgWater Challenge. The two companies’ new water stewardship commitments were shared today at the Financial Times Water Summit in London.

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As Michael Approaches, Companies Are Changing the Way We Weather Natural Disasters
As Michael Approaches, Companies Are Changing the Way We Weather Natural Disasters

3 months ago - Natural disasters are becoming a new reality for many Americans. In 2017 alone, 25 million people, or 8 percent of the U.S. population, were affected by a natural disaster — a “historic year,” according to FEMA. More often, corporates are responding before, during and after natural disasters to serve affected employees, customers and communities. Historically, companies have responded to disasters by providing the basics of food, water, and shelter — often via cash donations to relief organizations. But in the past few years, we have seen more companies bring their competencies, products or services, and people to disaster situations in innovative ways. And they are changing the way communities across the U.S. weather and recover from disasters.

New Tool Helps Companies Determine If, How to Engage on Divisive Issues
New Tool Helps Companies Determine If, How to Engage on Divisive Issues

3 months ago - In the past year, we’ve seen more and more bold and potentially risky moves from brands, taking stands on pertinent societal and environmental issues: Airbnb, Google and other tech giants against the US’ immigration ban; Target supporting individuals’ right to use bathrooms corresponding to their gender identity; Heineken’s and other brands’ vocal support of

Greenpeace Finds US Retailers Have Vastly Improved Seafood Sustainability — in Some Areas
Greenpeace Finds US Retailers Have Vastly Improved Seafood Sustainability — in Some Areas

5 months ago - The 10th edition of Greenpeace’s Carting Away the Oceans report, released this week, found that while grocery retailers across the US have vastly improved on providing sustainable seafood, many have largely failed to take significant action on other issues pertinent to achieving sustainability in this area.

Paper Calculator v4 Continues to Drive Sustainable Use, Purchasing
Paper Calculator v4 Continues to Drive Sustainable Use, Purchasing

5 months ago - From packaging to copy paper and tissue, global paper consumption is steadily increasing. Reducing paper’s impacts on the planet is critical, but only what’s measured is managed. Previous tools to help quantify paper’s environmental performance have had limited data quality, scope and accessibility.

Future at Heart: Redefining Target’s Corporate Responsibility Strategy
Future at Heart: Redefining Target’s Corporate Responsibility Strategy

6 months ago - Over the past year, Target’s been building our new corporate responsibility strategy and rethinking the role those efforts play throughout our business. Our focus is on putting the needs of people, communities and the planet at the heart of how we work today, to help create a better tomorrow. “This work is a journey—and while we have a long way to go, I’m proud of our progress,” said Brian Cornell, chairman and CEO, Target. “Every action we take that strengthens the health and vitality of the communities where we live and work is a step forward in building a better, brighter future for Target, the people we serve and the planet we all share.”

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Dove, Nike, Hershey’s Among Millennials’, Gen Z’s Most Trusted Brands
Dove, Nike, Hershey’s Among Millennials’, Gen Z’s Most Trusted Brands

6 months ago - The erosion of trust among consumers – and especially young consumers bucketed as Millennials or Gen Z – is top-of-mind for brands fighting for brand loyalty in a world with the highest youth population in history.

Target, CVS, Tesco Among Orgs with Over $3.3T Spend Scaling Up Supply Chain Sustainability
Target, CVS, Tesco Among Orgs with Over $3.3T Spend Scaling Up Supply Chain Sustainability

6 months ago - 115 organizations, representing over US$3.3 trillion of combined annual spend, are working to improve supply chain sustainability by requesting environmental data from more than 11,500 global suppliers.

How a Practical Guide to Sourcing Sustainable Cotton Could Help Transform the Industry
How a Practical Guide to Sourcing Sustainable Cotton Could Help Transform the Industry

6 months ago - ‘I would like to source more sustainable cotton, but I’m not quite sure where to start. There seems to be an awful lot of standards out there, and I’m not quite sure what the differences are between them.’ ‘I’d like to increase the volumes of sustainable cotton I buy, but I’m worried about sourcing different types of sustainable cotton — does a portfolio approach work?’ ‘I want to source sustainable cotton. I just want this to be easy. I wonder how other brands are doing it.’ These are real challenges, from real people working for real brands and retailers, big and small, across the world.

Member Spotlight: Jennifer Silberman from Target shares how she leverages the power of markets and systems to drive change
Member Spotlight: Jennifer Silberman from Target shares how she leverages the power of markets and systems to drive change

7 months ago - We recently caught up with Jennifer Silberman (@jsilberman1), vice president of corporate responsibility at Target. In this member spotlight, she shares how Target is embedding social and environmental purpose into their company strategy to drive change throughout the retail industry. Jennifer also shares how employee passion and creativity led to the most successful brand launch in Target history, notes what can happen when corporate leaders combine forces and reveals the novel she’s penning in her spare time – one that might make a great addition to your future beach reads. Read on to learn more.

Making Meaningful Connections with Stakeholders Through People-Centered Design Thinking
Making Meaningful Connections with Stakeholders Through People-Centered Design Thinking

7 months ago - Throughout the week at SB’18 Vancouver, a host of organizations shared a range of strategies for making meaningful and lasting connections with customers and other stakeholders, while improving their contributions to society.

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Can Transparency Alone Transform the Fashion Industry?
Can Transparency Alone Transform the Fashion Industry?

7 months ago - Transparency has become a bit of a buzzword in the fashion industry and judging by the number of times it was mentioned at this year’s Copenhagen Fashion Summit, it is a trend that we are not going to shake anytime soon. Quite the contrary, transparency is reshaping how brands and retailers interact with their suppliers and consumers. But can it really transform the entire fashion industry? C&A Foundation’s Leslie Johnston hosted a panel of experts to find out.

Global Brand Leaders Set to Redesign the Future of Commerce at SB’18 Vancouver
Global Brand Leaders Set to Redesign the Future of Commerce at SB’18 Vancouver

8 months ago - Sustainable Brands brings P&G, Braskem, PwC, Clif Bar, LG Electronics & others to collaborate on innovative products and services for The Good Life SAN FRANCISCO, May 23, 2018 – Sustainable Brands® recently unveiled the full programming and schedule for the Activation Hub at SB’18 Vancouver, running June 4-7 at the Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia. The Activation Hub is the central hub of the Vancouver conference, an area where attendees gather to hear from solution-providers, to collaborate and co-create on market sector innovations, and to network with current and future partners.

New Tech Platform Makes Sustainability ‘Common Objective’ for Fashion Companies
New Tech Platform Makes Sustainability ‘Common Objective’ for Fashion Companies

8 months ago - A new digital platform aims to make sustainable business decisions easier for the fashion industry. By matching actors along the supply chain and providing data-driven, solutions-focused information, Common Objective (CO) hopes to improve the day-to-day practices of textiles and clothing companies around the world.

Sustainable Brands Announces 2018 Innovation Open Semi-finalists
Sustainable Brands Announces 2018 Innovation Open Semi-finalists

8 months ago - Eleven environmental and social-impact entrepreneurs will contend for top honors at global startup competition SAN FRANCISCO, May 15, 2018 – Sustainable Brands® recently announced 11 semi-finalists to compete at the Sustainable Brands Innovation Open (SBIO) startup competition co-sponsored by Makersite and RISN Incubator at Arizona State University. The SBIO competition attracts world-changing entrepreneurial teams with unique ideas to solve some of the world’s pressing environmental and social concerns.

Ten Emerging Beauty Brands Kick Off This Year’s Target Takeoff Accelerator Program in Minneapolis
Ten Emerging Beauty Brands Kick Off This Year’s Target Takeoff Accelerator Program in Minneapolis

8 months ago - Here at Target, we’re proud of our ever-growing, differentiated assortment of must-have products. Our teams search far and wide (literally!) to bring guests popular and exclusive items they’ll love. Sometimes that means creating our very own collections, and other times that means seeking out new and exciting brands. This week our second year of Target Takeoff starts to do exactly that! Target Takeoff is a mini retail boot camp that brings 10 up-and-coming startups to Minneapolis to work alongside business mentors to learn the ins and outs of the retail industry. The program is a part of Target’s larger retail accelerator capability—which also includes Techstars and our India-based accelerator in Bangalore.

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Target’s Charging Up Its Electric Vehicle Program to Reach More Than 20 States
Target’s Charging Up Its Electric Vehicle Program to Reach More Than 20 States

9 months ago - Photo: Two cars recharging at Tesla stations Photo courtesy of Tesla, Inc. All throughout Earth Month and every day at Target, we’re working toward ambitious goals to help keep the planet healthy. Today, we’re taking another step forward, accelerating our electric vehicle program with the help of industry experts Tesla, ChargePoint and Electrify America. Together, we’ll expand our current program, available now at 18 sites in five states, to more than 600 parking spaces at over 100 sites across more than 20 states with charging stations over the next two years.

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