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Ethics in the industry: Target’s corporate social responsibility

Highlights from the Target Corporate Responsibility Report which provide an example of the CSR activities.

The Target Corporate Responsibility Report aims to bring solutions that better serve our communities and our environment can be seen across our business.

Here are a few notable highlights from the Target Corporate Responsibility Report which provides an example of the CSR activities at Target for 2017.

Empower teams

  • Raised minimum wage to $11, and then $12 at the beginning of 2018, as part of our commitment to pay our team members at least $15 by the end of 2020.
  • Team members volunteered more than 1 million hours in local communities, exceeding our annual goal.
  • Named by as one of the 2017 Top Companies for Women Technologists.
  • More than 7,000 Target headquarters team members participated in bias training.
  • Launched a pilot program with Laborlink to prevent human trafficking in Northern India.

Serve guests

  • Expanded our design agenda to include growing our assortment of adaptive, sensory-friendly, and inclusive-sizing apparel, in addition to making an added investment in multicultural food, toys, and beauty.
  • Hosted our first Target Takeoff mini accelerator retail program focused on the theme of “better-for-you” products.
  • Offered a 10% military discount in November in all our stores and online for veterans, active military, and their family members.
  • Introduced our wellness icons as a way to simplify our guests’ ability to make informed purchasing decisions.

Foster communities

  • Donated more than $104 million in cash to community programs and more than $112 million in in-kind donations, including more than $108 million to organizations that support underrepresented communities of color and more than $3.3 million in disaster relief and recovery efforts.
  • Donated more than 76 million pounds of food, equating to 64 million meals.
  • Made a $14 million commitment to youth soccer, including a local soccer grant program and a partnership with the US Soccer Foundation, with a goal of building 100 new soccer play spaces by 2020.

Design tomorrow

  • Announced a new climate policy and goals, including Scope 1 and Scope 2 goals that meet the level of ambition for the Science-Based Targets Initiative.
  • Announced new policies and/or goals for cotton, forest products, and packaging.
  • Committed to sourcing 100% renewable energy across our US operations.
  • Installed an additional 86 new solar projects, for a total of 436 projects, and increased our total solar capacity to over 204 megawatts.
  • Launched a nationwide car seat trade-in program, with 170,000 car seats recycled into new products and 2.6 million pounds of material diverted from landfills.

From this step, we can relate the solutions that better serve our communities and our environment to our respective businesses.

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