Target aims to push racial, climate justice 'Forward'


Caroline Colvin, HRDive

July 13, 2021


Dive Brief:


         Target has unveiled "Target Forward," a three-pronged climate justice and diversity effort. "We want our guests to turn to Target first when they think about sustainability," Amanda Nusz, Target's senior vice president of corporate responsibility, said in a June 22 press release.

         Target leadership seeks to operate "a net-zero enterprise" by 2040. Per the release, this means "zero waste to landfill in its U.S. operations," and net zero emissions in its operations and supply chain.

         The company has also renewed its commitment to diversity with Target Forward, pledging a 20% increase in Black team member representation by 2023. This announcement follows a Workplace Diversity report published September 2020. Target's audit of employee roles (by race and gender) revealed a cavernous leadership gap for people of color.


Dive Insight:


Sustainability-wise, "Target Forward" is on-brand for the retailer.


Its 2021 announcement builds on...


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