Target Corp. released its Target Forward, the company’s sustainability strategy—to design and elevate sustainable brands, innovate to eliminate waste and accelerate opportunity and equity.

“As a company and a member of the global community, it’s imperative for both the health of our business and of our planet that we embrace new ways to move forward,” said Brian Cornell, chairman and CEO, Target. “We know sustainability is tied to business resiliency and growth and that our size and scale can drive change that is good for all. Target Forward influences every corner of our business, deepens our collaboration with our partners and builds on our past efforts to ensure a better future for generations to come.”

Signature goals under the program include:

  • By 2030, Target aims to create and curate inclusive, sustainable brands and experiences;
  • By 2040, 100 percent of its owned brand products will be designed for a circular future. Target employees will continue to design to eliminate waste, use materials that are regenerative, recycled or sourced sustainably, to create products that are more durable, easily repairable or recyclable;
  • By 2040, Target commits to being a net-zero business—zero waste to landfills in its U.S. operations and net zero emissions across its operations and supply chain;
  • By 2030, Target aims to build a business that equitably reflects the communities it serves starting with increasing the number of its Black employees by 20 percent by 2023.
  • Target and its Target Foundation will deeply ingrain within communities, lifting up voices and unique perspectives of community members to maximize the positive impact they can create together.

For more program details, go here.

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