Target's 2021 Corporate Responsibility Report: Progress, and a Look Forward


A Bullseye View | August 13, 2021


Target announces its 2021 Corporate Responsibility Report, sharing accomplishments in the face of unprecedented challenges, while caring for its team and communities like never before. A few highlights to celebrate:


Providing more than 3,000 hours of pro-bono consulting services for Black-, Indigenous-, and People-of-Color-owned small businesses in the Twin Cities. Plus, Target will take on new pro-bono projects, expanding the program to Chicago, Atlanta and the Bay Area of California.


Diverting more than 60% of construction waste and more than 80% of operational waste from landfills. This sets it on track to reduce or divert 90% of waste by 2030 and includes recycling 573,633 tons of cardboard within its operations.

Joining the Consortium to Reinvent the Retail Bag, a groundbreaking new partnership built to identify, pilot and implement innovative alternative designs for the single-use retail bag.

An additional $1 billion toward team members well-being, health and safety. Target increased wages and bonus payouts for frontline team members, offering paid leave support, free access to virtual health care navigating the pandemic.


“As we embark on our new sustainability strategy, Target Forward, we know that there is much work to be done as we strive to deliver on our goals. And we remain committed to keeping people and planet at the heart of what we do — co-creating an equitable and regenerative future with our team, guests and communities we serve," says Amanda Nusz, senior vice president of corporate responsibility, Target, and president of the Target Foundation.


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