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  • Overall approach
    6/12
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/4
      Commodity-specific commitment - commitment that does not apply to all of the commodities the company is exposed to
      0/4
      Do they have a commitment for other non-Forest 500 commodities, if so which?: Rubber

      Commodities (if applicable): Palm oil; Timber; Pulp & Paper
      "We commit to working with our owned brand suppliers to protect forests by eliminating deforestation and forest degradation from our value chain. [...] We are committed to aiding in the global effort to end deforestation and forest degradation, and focus our efforts in the places we can have the most positive impact today � specifically palm oil and wood-based materials. [...] We will build on our existing priority raw material commitments by evaluating high-risk commodities � including soy, leather, and rubber � and their material significance to Target."
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      Which initiatives?: WWF Global Forest & Trade Network
      "Are you involved in any multi-partnership or stakeholder initiatives relating to the sustainability of these commodities? Yes: WWF Global Forest & Trade Network(GFTN)" "Target has collaborated with Proforest, The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) and the RSPO with aspirations of eliminating deforestation"
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      "Target recognizes that the ecosystem services provided by forests around the world are irreplaceable. Forests are critical to mitigating climate change, providing a carbon sink, fostering habitat for biodiversity, protecting water supplies, providing livelihoods for communities, and are a renewable resource for products and packaging throughout our supply chain."
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      Does the company recognise the risk as financial, operational, competition, reputational, or other? Please detail.: reputational 
      "Target's scenario analysis for climate-related risks identified that significant reputational damage could occur from unsustainable use of resources, particularly relating to water and forest commodities. To ensure that Target is operating in line with consumer and stakeholder expectations, Target has published it's "Responsible Sourcing Policy for Forest Products." Irresponsible procurement of palm oil could cause significant reputational damage"
    • High-level management of deforestion
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      Which commodities does it apply to?: Palm oil; Soy; Beef; Leather; Timber; Pulp & Paper

      How often does the committee or board meet to assess company's progress on addressing deforestation-related issues?: not specified - "when necessary" 
      "Target's Board of Directors retains oversight responsibility over the Corporation's key strategic risks including those relating to corporate responsibility matters. The Nominating & Governance Committee of the Board of Directors has overall oversight responsibility over corporate responsibility matters. [...] The Vice President of Corporate Responsibility and the Corporate Responsibility team work with functional leaders across the company to determine strategies, policies and goals related to sustainability and regularly report to and seek input from the Nominating & Governance Committee on those matters, including forests-related issues."  
    • Executive compensation linked to deforestation
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      2/2
      Yes
      2/2
      "We introduced a climate policy and goals to address emissions across our supply chain, which aim to reduce our absolute Scope 1, 2 and 3 greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent below 2017 levels by 2030". "To make it all happen, we’ll focus our efforts in five areas [...] considering climate impacts in raw materials sourcing, particularly the impacts of land use change, and designing plans to mitigate those impacts".
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/2
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
    • Target to reduce emissions in scope 1/2
      Yes
      0/0
      Type of climate target: Net-zero emissions

      What is the target date for the company to achieve their climate target?: 2040
      "By 2040, we commit to be a net zero enterprise. Target will reduce its absolute Scope 1, 2 and 3* greenhouse gas emissions by 30% below 2017 levels by 2030." 
  • Commodity score
    33/88
    • Leather
      17/88
      • Commitment Strength
        3/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          3/11
          • Commitment details
            Sustainability commitment/other
            1.3/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Sustainability commitment/other
            1.3/8
            Do they have a deforestation commitment covering animal feed?: No 
            "We are also a member of the Leather Working Group, and through that effort have been collecting data on our leather sourcing volumes. In 2019 we will create an appropriate plan to address leather based off those findings"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "We are also a member of the Leather Working Group, and through that effort have been collecting data on our leather sourcing volumes. In 2019 we will create an appropriate plan to address leather based off those findings"
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1
            Target date
            No target date
            0/1
            "We are also a member of the Leather Working Group, and through that effort have been collecting data on our leather sourcing volumes. In 2019 we will create an appropriate plan to address leather based off those findings"
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
            Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
            "We are also a member of the Leather Working Group, and through that effort have been collecting data on our leather sourcing volumes. In 2019 we will create an appropriate plan to address leather based off those findings"
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/9
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Social Considerations
        8/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; UNGP; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association

          Other workers' rights commitments: Living wage; Only work legal working hours; Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces; Free from abusive practices/undue disciplinary procedures
          "We recognize that we can impact the human rights of our team members, guests and workers in the supply chain, as well as people in the communities in which we operate. In line with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Labour Organization Core Conventions, we are committed to respecting human rights throughout our operations. In alignment with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, we respect human rights and seek to avoid adverse human rights impacts resulting from our business activities" [...] "We require all vendors, suppliers, third-party sellers, manufacturers, contractors, subcontractors and their agents (collectively, “suppliers”) to abide by the following standards: No Forced Labor or Human Trafficking [...] Freedom of Association [...] No Discrimination [...] No Underage Labor."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to ensure equality of women in the supply chain
          2/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to ensure equality of women in the supply chain
          2/4
          "Target is committed to a sustainable and inclusive supply chain that is just and equitable for all workers By 2025, Target plans for 100% of suppliers to have policies and programs to advance gender equity Focus areas of these policies and programs include: • Equitable systems for hiring and advancement • Financial security for their workers • Effective anonymous channels for incident reporting • Access to gender-responsive health information and services for their workers"
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Type of harm covered: Social harm
          "Respect for human rights is a core value, and we continuously work to avoid adverse human rights impacts from our business activities and seek to provide an effective remedy of any wrongs we learn about. We maintain oversight by conducting ongoing due diligence, engaging closely with our stakeholder groups and hosting Target’s Integrity Hotline, which is available to team members and supply chain workers with concerns about potential violations of our Standards of Vendor Engagement (SOVE), policies or laws"
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        6/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2.5
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2.5
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.5
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "The purpose of Target’s responsible sourcing audit program is to assess factory conditions, worker treatment and compensation, hiring processes, environmental practices and more generally, compliance with applicable laws and Target’s Standards of Vendor Engagement. [...] Target maintains the right to conduct unannounced audits of any disclosed locations."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: No 

          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, etc.)?: Hotline, webform 
          "If you encounter what you believe to be a potential violation of local laws or regulations, Target’s Standards of Vendor Engagement, or unethical behavior, you must report your concerns to Target by emailing Ethics@Target.com or visiting www.targetintegrityhotline.com. Report anonymously by calling the Integrity Hotline. The call is Free and handled by an independent 3rd party. Local language interpreters are also available"
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/2
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          No disclosure
          0/6
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          "All factories/locations manufacturing or converting raw materials or components into Target owned brand products and packaging, Target exclusive products, Target-distributed products and/or nationally-branded products for which Target is the importer of record are required to disclose locations to Target and participate in Target’s Responsible Sourcing and Sustainability audit program. [....] The purpose of Target’s responsible sourcing audit program is to assess factory conditions, worker treatment and compensation, hiring processes, environmental practices and more generally, compliance with applicable laws and Target’s Standards of Vendor Engagement."
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Palm oil
      58/88
      • Commitment Strength
        13/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          4/8
          • Commitment details
            Protects priority forests (including High Conservation Value)
            2/6
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Protects priority forests (including High Conservation Value)
            2/6
            "We commit to working with our owned brand suppliers to protect forests by eliminating deforestation and forest degradation from our value chain. More specifically, we will focus on eliminating deforestation of primary forests and areas of High Conservation Value [1], as well as High Carbon Stock [2] forest areas and peatlands (regardless of depth)."; " Our goal is for palm oil in our products to be certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) or an equivalent standard with a mass balance, segregated, or identity preserved supply chain certification by the end of 2022" 
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            If no, what is excluded?: Product line
            "This commitment applies to palm oil, palm kernel oil, and derivatives in Target’s owned brand food, household cleaning, personal care, baby care, beauty, cosmetics, and candle products."
          • Target date
            2022
            0.6/0.7
            Target date
            2022
            0.6/0.7
            "We commit to working with our owned brand suppliers to protect forests by eliminating deforestation and forest degradation from our value chain. More specifically, we will focus on eliminating deforestation of primary forests and areas of High Conservation Value [1], as well as High Carbon Stock [2] forest areas and peatlands (regardless of depth)."; " Our goal is for palm oil in our products to be certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) or an equivalent standard with a mass balance, segregated, or identity preserved supply chain certification by the end of 2022" 
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          5/5
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            3/3
            Type of commitment: HCS; Peat
            "We commit to working with our owned brand suppliers to protect forests by eliminating deforestation and forest degradation from our value chain. More specifically, we will focus on eliminating deforestation of primary forests and areas of High Conservation Value [1], as well as High Carbon Stock [2] forest areas and peatlands (regardless of depth)."; " Our goal is for palm oil in our products to be certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) or an equivalent standard with a mass balance, segregated, or identity preserved supply chain certification by the end of 2022" 
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "This commitment applies to palm oil, palm kernel oil, and derivatives in Target’s owned brand food, household cleaning, personal care, baby care, beauty, cosmetics, and candle products."
          • Target date
            2022
            0.6/0.7
            Target date
            2022
            0.6/0.7
            "Our goal is for palm oil in our products to be certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) or an equivalent standard with a mass balance, segregated, or identity preserved supply chain certification by the end of 2022. Target also aims to increase the portion of segregated and identity preserved palm oil used in its products over time."
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          4/6
          • Commitment details
            Downstream company, traces to Processing Facility, no compliance check
            2/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Downstream company, traces to Processing Facility, no compliance check
            2/4
            "Target will engage in efforts to increase traceability in palm oil and will encourage our supply chain partners to do the same. As such, Target aims to trace its palm oil supply chain to the mill level by the end of 2022. [...] Our goal is to have traceability to the mill by the end of 2022. We currently have our vendors disclose their suppliers and importers. We have traced 79% of the palm oil covered by our commitment to the importer. We will continue to work towards our goal of traceability to mill in the next two years. Additionally, we are working to increase the portion of material that is traceable via RSPO’s certification models that provide traceability (segregated and identity preserved)." 
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "Target will engage in efforts to increase traceability in palm oil and will encourage our supply chain partners to do the same. As such, Target aims to trace its palm oil supply chain to the mill level by the end of 2022. [...] Our goal is to have traceability to the mill by the end of 2022. We currently have our vendors disclose their suppliers and importers. We have traced 79% of the palm oil covered by our commitment to the importer. We will continue to work towards our goal of traceability to mill in the next two years. Additionally, we are working to increase the portion of material that is traceable via RSPO’s certification models that provide traceability (segregated and identity preserved)." 
          • Target date
            2022
            0.6/0.7
            Target date
            2022
            0.6/0.7
            "Target will engage in efforts to increase traceability in palm oil and will encourage our supply chain partners to do the same. As such, Target aims to trace its palm oil supply chain to the mill level by the end of 2022. [...] Our goal is to have traceability to the mill by the end of 2022. We currently have our vendors disclose their suppliers and importers. We have traced 79% of the palm oil covered by our commitment to the importer. We will continue to work towards our goal of traceability to mill in the next two years. Additionally, we are working to increase the portion of material that is traceable via RSPO’s certification models that provide traceability (segregated and identity preserved)." 
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            "Target will engage in efforts to increase traceability in palm oil and will encourage our supply chain partners to do the same. As such, Target aims to trace its palm oil supply chain to the mill level by the end of 2022. [...] Our goal is to have traceability to the mill by the end of 2022. We currently have our vendors disclose their suppliers and importers. We have traced 79% of the palm oil covered by our commitment to the importer. We will continue to work towards our goal of traceability to mill in the next two years. Additionally, we are working to increase the portion of material that is traceable via RSPO’s certification models that provide traceability (segregated and identity preserved)." 
      • Social Considerations
        16/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply? E.g. tier 1, tier 2, tier 3: Tier 1 at least

          Details of commitment: ILO; UNGP; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association

          Other workers' rights commitments: Living wage; Only work legal working hours; Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces; Free from abusive practices/undue disciplinary procedures
          "We recognize that we can impact the human rights of our team members, guests and workers in the supply chain, as well as people in the communities in which we operate. In line with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Labour Organization Core Conventions, we are committed to respecting human rights throughout our operations. In alignment with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, we respect human rights and seek to avoid adverse human rights impacts resulting from our business activities" [...] "We require all vendors, suppliers, third-party sellers, manufacturers, contractors, subcontractors and their agents (collectively, “suppliers”) to abide by the following standards: No Forced Labor or Human Trafficking [...] Freedom of Association [...] No Discrimination [...] No Underage Labor."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          What is the nature of that support?: Economic
          "We also strive to improve the livelihoods of workers, smallholder farmers and communities throughout our supply chain and aim to enhance safety, wellbeing and economic opportunity and eliminate forced labor."
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to ensure equality of women in the supply chain
          2/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to ensure equality of women in the supply chain
          2/4
          "Target is committed to a sustainable and inclusive supply chain that is just and equitable for all workers By 2025, Target plans for 100% of suppliers to have policies and programs to advance gender equity Focus areas of these policies and programs include: • Equitable systems for hiring and advancement • Financial security for their workers • Effective anonymous channels for incident reporting • Access to gender-responsive health information and services for their workers"
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Type of harm covered: Social harm
          "Respect for human rights is a core value, and we continuously work to avoid adverse human rights impacts from our business activities and seek to provide an effective remedy of any wrongs we learn about. We maintain oversight by conducting ongoing due diligence, engaging closely with our stakeholder groups and hosting Target’s Integrity Hotline, which is available to team members and supply chain workers with concerns about potential violations of our Standards of Vendor Engagement (SOVE), policies or laws"
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          "Target aspires to source palm oil that is produced in accordance with the following key principles, which are part of the RSPO standard [...] Palm oil developments must proceed on the basis of Free, Prior, and Informed Consent".
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        29/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          2/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            In their 2020 ACOP, Target Corp. report that they use 8497 tons of palm oil, of which 100% is RSPO-certified.
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            In their 2020 ACOP, Target Corp. report that they use 8497 tons of palm oil, of which 100% is RSPO-certified.
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: No
            "Target will engage in efforts to increase traceability in palm oil and will encourage our supply chain partners to do the same. As such, Target aims to trace its palm oil supply chain to the mill level by the end of 2022. [...] Our goal is to have traceability to the mill by the end of 2022. We currently have our vendors disclose their suppliers and importers. We have traced 79% of the palm oil covered by our commitment to the importer. We will continue to work towards our goal of traceability to mill in the next two years. Additionally, we are working to increase the portion of material that is traceable via RSPO’s certification models that provide traceability (segregated and identity preserved)." 
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/1
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RSPO

            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: RSPO
            In their 2020 ACOP, Target Corp. report that they use 8497 tons of palm oil, of which 100% is RSPO-certified.
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: RSPO

            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RSPO
            In their 2020 ACOP, Target Corp. report that they use 8497 tons of palm oil, of which 100% is RSPO-certified.
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for all sourcing regions/operations
          2/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for all sourcing regions/operations
          2/2
          What cut-off date is specified?: 2019
          In their 2020 CDP Forests report, they give  a cut of date as 2019 for their palm oil criteria: "No new development on peat regardless of depth No conversion of High Conservation Value areas No conversion of High Carbon Stock forests Secure Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) of indigenous people and local communities Restricting the sourcing and/or trade of forest risk commodities to credible certified source" 
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          How frequently are assessments conducted?: Not specified 
          "Target collaborates with NGOs such as the World Resource Institute (WRI) and NEPCon to assess and manage forest-related risks." 
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "The purpose of Target’s responsible sourcing audit program is to assess factory conditions, worker treatment and compensation, hiring processes, environmental practices and more generally, compliance with applicable laws and Target’s Standards of Vendor Engagement. [...] Target maintains the right to conduct unannounced audits of any disclosed locations."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, etc.)?: hotline, webform
          "If you encounter what you believe to be a potential violation of local laws or regulations, Target’s Standards of Vendor Engagement, or unethical behavior, you must report your concerns to Target by emailing Ethics@Target.com or visiting www.targetintegrityhotline.com. Report anonymously by calling the Integrity Hotline. The call is Free and handled by an independent 3rd party. Local language interpreters are also available"
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Total/partial volume reported: 8497 tons 
          In their 2020 ACOP, Target Corp. report that they use 8497 tons of palm oil, of which 100% is RSPO-certified.
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          100%
          6/6
          Report verified volumes of commodity
          100%
          6/6
          What third-party verification is used?: RSPO Certification

          What is the certified volume?: 8497 tons

          For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 100%
          In their 2020 ACOP, Target Corp. report that they use 8497 tons of palm oil, of which 100% is RSPO-certified.
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          "All factories/locations manufacturing or converting raw materials or components into Target owned brand products and packaging, Target exclusive products, Target-distributed products and/or nationally-branded products for which Target is the importer of record are required to disclose locations to Target and participate in Target’s Responsible Sourcing and Sustainability audit program. [....] The purpose of Target’s responsible sourcing audit program is to assess factory conditions, worker treatment and compensation, hiring processes, environmental practices and more generally, compliance with applicable laws and Target’s Standards of Vendor Engagement."
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Annually

          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems
          "Target continuously engages with our suppliers to ensure they are using sustainably sourced palm oil. We engage with any supplier who is not in compliance with our sustainable palm oil expectations. Engagements with suppliers include, but not limited to, training on Target's palm oil commitment and annual surveys."  
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: Non compliance with expectations

          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No

          What type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: Training
          "Target continuously engages with our suppliers to ensure they are using sustainably sourced palm oil. We engage with any supplier who is not in compliance with our sustainable palm oil expectations. Engagements with suppliers include, but not limited to, training on Target's palm oil commitment and annual surveys."  
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Pulp & Paper
      39/88
      • Commitment Strength
        12/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          8/8
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross conversion
            6/6
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross conversion
            6/6
            Which certification schemes are used?: FSC
            In their 2020 CDP report, they specify as one of their criteria for timber products "no conversion of natural ecosystems"  [...] "Source all owned-brand, paper-based packaging from sustainably managed forests by 2022. Source all owned-brand, paper-based packaging from sustainably managed forests by 2022. Our baseline in 2017 was 13.9% and as of 2019 we sat at 51%. work on this goal revolves around additional baseline assessments as well as supplier engagement."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            In their 2020 CDP report, they specify as one of their criteria for timber products "no conversion of natural ecosystems"  [...] "Source all owned-brand, paper-based packaging from sustainably managed forests by 2022. Source all owned-brand, paper-based packaging from sustainably managed forests by 2022. Our baseline in 2017 was 13.9% and as of 2019 we sat at 51%. work on this goal revolves around additional baseline assessments as well as supplier engagement."
          • Target date
            2025
            0.3/0.7
            Target date
            2025
            0.3/0.7
            In their 2020 CDP report, they specify as one of their criteria for timber products "no conversion of natural ecosystems with a target date of 2025"  [...] "Source all owned-brand, paper-based packaging from sustainably managed forests by 2022. Source all owned-brand, paper-based packaging from sustainably managed forests by 2022. Our baseline in 2017 was 13.9% and as of 2019 we sat at 51%. work on this goal revolves around additional baseline assessments as well as supplier engagement."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.3/0.3
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: 2022
            In their 2020 CDP report, they specify as one of their criteria for timber products "no conversion of natural ecosystems"  [...] "Source all owned-brand, paper-based packaging from sustainably managed forests by 2022. Source all owned-brand, paper-based packaging from sustainably managed forests by 2022. Our baseline in 2017 was 13.9% and as of 2019 we sat at 51%. work on this goal revolves around additional baseline assessments as well as supplier engagement."
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          4/5
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            3/3
            Type of commitment: Recycled content
            "Initial milestone: • By 2030, Target intends for the leading raw materials (e.g., forest products, cotton and more) that go into our owned-brand products to be 100% recycled, regenerative or sustainably sourced" 
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "Initial milestone: • By 2030, Target intends for the leading raw materials (e.g., forest products, cotton and more) that go into our owned-brand products to be 100% recycled, regenerative or sustainably sourced" 
          • Target date
            2028-2030
            0/0.7
            Target date
            2028-2030
            0/0.7
            "Target believes that use of post-consumer recycled and alternative (non-wood) fibers should be increased to reduce the pressure on forests. Target aims to increase the use of recycled materials in our owned brand products and packaging when available and meeting product performance requirements and competitive market conditions."  
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/6
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
      • Social Considerations
        10/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Other workers' rights commitments: Living wage; Only work legal working hours; Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces; Free from abusive practices/undue disciplinary procedures

          Details of commitment: ILO; UNGP; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          "We recognize that we can impact the human rights of our team members, guests and workers in the supply chain, as well as people in the communities in which we operate. In line with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Labour Organization Core Conventions, we are committed to respecting human rights throughout our operations. In alignment with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, we respect human rights and seek to avoid adverse human rights impacts resulting from our business activities" [...] "We require all vendors, suppliers, third-party sellers, manufacturers, contractors, subcontractors and their agents (collectively, “suppliers”) to abide by the following standards: No Forced Labor or Human Trafficking [...] Freedom of Association [...] No Discrimination [...] No Underage Labor."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to ensure equality of women in the supply chain
          2/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to ensure equality of women in the supply chain
          2/4
          "Target is committed to a sustainable and inclusive supply chain that is just and equitable for all workers By 2025, Target plans for 100% of suppliers to have policies and programs to advance gender equity Focus areas of these policies and programs include: • Equitable systems for hiring and advancement • Financial security for their workers • Effective anonymous channels for incident reporting • Access to gender-responsive health information and services for their workers"
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          "Together we will: [...] Work with stakeholders to ensure that existing requirements, such as respect forworkers’ rights, care for the environment, and responsible development of new plantations and harvesting, including the principle of Free Prior and Informed Consent(FPIC), are robustly enforced"
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        17/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          2/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            "Wood & pulp: 63% of owned-brand paper-based packaging (by weight) sourced from mostly FSC-certified—and some PEFC- and SFI-certified—forests" 
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            0.8/1.7
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            0.8/1.7
            "The team has now designed and is offering compostable tableware, 95% recycled FSC-certified paper gift bags that are also designed for recyclability and it has redesigned packaging to be recyclable"
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.7
        • Reporting is independently verified
          1/1
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: FSC, PEFC, SFI 

            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: FSC, PEFC, SFI 
            "Wood & pulp: 63% of owned-brand paper-based packaging (by weight) sourced from mostly FSC-certified—and some PEFC- and SFI-certified—forests" 
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: FSC Certification

            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: FSC Certification
            "The team has now designed and is offering compostable tableware, 95% recycled FSC-certified paper gift bags that are also designed for recyclability and it has redesigned packaging to be recyclable"
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What is the nature of that participation?: Providing support/advice/experience/expertise

          What initiatives does the company participate in?: Canopystyle 
          "we support the approach being taken by a collaboration of clothing designers, retailers and brands, who are working with the environmental nonprofit Canopy as part of the CanopyStyle initiative. All Target owned brand garment vendors have committed to viscose apparel garment supply chains that are free of ancient and endangered forests, endangered species and controversial sources by agreeing to eliminate the highest risk supplies of viscose as identified by Canopy’s Hot Button report." 
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "The purpose of Target’s responsible sourcing audit program is to assess factory conditions, worker treatment and compensation, hiring processes, environmental practices and more generally, compliance with applicable laws and Target’s Standards of Vendor Engagement. [...] Target maintains the right to conduct unannounced audits of any disclosed locations."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, etc.)?: Hotline, webform 

          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental
          "If you encounter what you believe to be a potential violation of local laws or regulations, Target’s Standards of Vendor Engagement, or unethical behavior, you must report your concerns to Target by emailing Ethics@Target.com or visiting www.targetintegrityhotline.com. Report anonymously by calling the Integrity Hotline. The call is Free and handled by an independent 3rd party. Local language interpreters are also available"
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/2
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          50-79%
          3/6
          Report verified volumes of commodity
          50-79%
          3/6
          For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 63%
          "Wood & pulp: 63% of owned-brand paper-based packaging (by weight) sourced from mostly FSC-certified and some PEFC- and SFI-certified forests"
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          "All factories/locations manufacturing or converting raw materials or components into Target owned brand products and packaging, Target exclusive products, Target-distributed products and/or nationally-branded products for which Target is the importer of record are required to disclose locations to Target and participate in Target’s Responsible Sourcing and Sustainability audit program. [....] The purpose of Target’s responsible sourcing audit program is to assess factory conditions, worker treatment and compensation, hiring processes, environmental practices and more generally, compliance with applicable laws and Target’s Standards of Vendor Engagement."
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: Non compliance with expectations

          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No
          "Target continuously engages with our suppliers to ensure they are using sustainably sourced timber. We directly engage with any supplier who is not in compliance with our sustainable timber expectations."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Soy
      14/88
      • Commitment Strength
        0/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/8
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/9
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Social Considerations
        8/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply? E.g. tier 1, tier 2, tier 3: Tier 1 at least

          Other workers' rights commitments: Living wage; Only work legal working hours; Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces; Free from abusive practices/undue disciplinary procedures

          Details of commitment: ILO; UNGP; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          "We recognize that we can impact the human rights of our team members, guests and workers in the supply chain, as well as people in the communities in which we operate. In line with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Labour Organization Core Conventions, we are committed to respecting human rights throughout our operations. In alignment with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, we respect human rights and seek to avoid adverse human rights impacts resulting from our business activities" [...] "We require all vendors, suppliers, third-party sellers, manufacturers, contractors, subcontractors and their agents (collectively, “suppliers”) to abide by the following standards: No Forced Labor or Human Trafficking [...] Freedom of Association [...] No Discrimination [...] No Underage Labor."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to ensure equality of women in the supply chain
          2/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to ensure equality of women in the supply chain
          2/4
          "Target is committed to a sustainable and inclusive supply chain that is just and equitable for all workers By 2025, Target plans for 100% of suppliers to have policies and programs to advance gender equity Focus areas of these policies and programs include: • Equitable systems for hiring and advancement • Financial security for their workers • Effective anonymous channels for incident reporting • Access to gender-responsive health information and services for their workers"
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Type of harm covered: Social harm
          "Respect for human rights is a core value, and we continuously work to avoid adverse human rights impacts from our business activities and seek to provide an effective remedy of any wrongs we learn about. We maintain oversight by conducting ongoing due diligence, engaging closely with our stakeholder groups and hosting Target’s Integrity Hotline, which is available to team members and supply chain workers with concerns about potential violations of our Standards of Vendor Engagement (SOVE), policies or laws"
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        6/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2.5
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2.5
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.5
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "The purpose of Target’s responsible sourcing audit program is to assess factory conditions, worker treatment and compensation, hiring processes, environmental practices and more generally, compliance with applicable laws and Target’s Standards of Vendor Engagement. [...] Target maintains the right to conduct unannounced audits of any disclosed locations."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental

          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: No

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, etc.)?: Hotline, webform 
          "If you encounter what you believe to be a potential violation of local laws or regulations, Target’s Standards of Vendor Engagement, or unethical behavior, you must report your concerns to Target by emailing Ethics@Target.com or visiting www.targetintegrityhotline.com. Report anonymously by calling the Integrity Hotline. The call is Free and handled by an independent 3rd party. Local language interpreters are also available"
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/2
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          No disclosure
          0/6
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          "All factories/locations manufacturing or converting raw materials or components into Target owned brand products and packaging, Target exclusive products, Target-distributed products and/or nationally-branded products for which Target is the importer of record are required to disclose locations to Target and participate in Target’s Responsible Sourcing and Sustainability audit program. [....] The purpose of Target’s responsible sourcing audit program is to assess factory conditions, worker treatment and compensation, hiring processes, environmental practices and more generally, compliance with applicable laws and Target’s Standards of Vendor Engagement."
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Timber
      36/88
      • Commitment Strength
        9/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          10/11
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross conversion
            8/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross conversion
            8/8
            In their 2020 CDP report, they specify as one of their criteria for timber products "no conversion of natural ecosystems with a target date of 2025"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            In their 2020 CDP report, they specify as one of their criteria for timber products "no conversion of natural ecosystems with a target date of 2025"
          • Target date
            2025
            0.5/1
            Target date
            2025
            0.5/1
            In their 2020 CDP report, they specify as one of their criteria for timber products "no conversion of natural ecosystems with a target date of 2025"
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
            Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
            In their 2020 CDP report, they specify as one of their criteria for timber products "no conversion of natural ecosystems"  
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/9
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Social Considerations
        12/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; UNGP; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association

          Other workers' rights commitments: Living wage; Only work legal working hours; Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces; Free from abusive practices/undue disciplinary procedures

          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply? E.g. tier 1, tier 2, tier 3: Tier 1 at least
          "We recognize that we can impact the human rights of our team members, guests and workers in the supply chain, as well as people in the communities in which we operate. In line with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Labour Organization Core Conventions, we are committed to respecting human rights throughout our operations. In alignment with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, we respect human rights and seek to avoid adverse human rights impacts resulting from our business activities" [...] "We require all vendors, suppliers, third-party sellers, manufacturers, contractors, subcontractors and their agents (collectively, “suppliers”) to abide by the following standards: No Forced Labor or Human Trafficking [...] Freedom of Association [...] No Discrimination [...] No Underage Labor."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to ensure equality of women in the supply chain
          2/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to ensure equality of women in the supply chain
          2/4
          "Target is committed to a sustainable and inclusive supply chain that is just and equitable for all workers By 2025, Target plans for 100% of suppliers to have policies and programs to advance gender equity Focus areas of these policies and programs include: • Equitable systems for hiring and advancement • Financial security for their workers • Effective anonymous channels for incident reporting • Access to gender-responsive health information and services for their workers"
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Type of harm covered: Social harm
          "Respect for human rights is a core value, and we continuously work to avoid adverse human rights impacts from our business activities and seek to provide an effective remedy of any wrongs we learn about. We maintain oversight by conducting ongoing due diligence, engaging closely with our stakeholder groups and hosting Target’s Integrity Hotline, which is available to team members and supply chain workers with concerns about potential violations of our Standards of Vendor Engagement (SOVE), policies or laws"
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          "Together we will: [...] Work with stakeholders to ensure that existing requirements, such as respect forworkers’ rights, care for the environment, and responsible development of new plantations and harvesting, including the principle of Free Prior and Informed Consent(FPIC), are robustly enforced"
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        14/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          1/3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            1.3/2.5
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            1.3/2.5
            According to the CSR 2021, in 2020 100% of the brands Up&Up, Pillowfort and Cat & Jack, Threshold and Smith & Hawken conform to Target's forest products policy. 
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2.5
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1.5/1.5
            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: FSC

            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: FSC
            "Our Spritz brand of paper based party products has been able to maintain 99% compliance through the use of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified materials, only limited by certified material availability. Our up&up, Pillowfort and Cat&Jack brands have now collectively reached 38% compliance as of the end of 2019. These brands are helping us and our suppliers understand how to similarly achieve our 2022 goals in our Threshold and Smith&Hawken brands." 
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.5
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for all sourcing regions/operations
          2/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for all sourcing regions/operations
          2/2
          "Together we will: [...] Avoid illegal sources and plantations converted after 1994"
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          How frequently are assessments conducted?: Annually 
          In their 2020 CDP they say that timber products are assessed in an environmental risk assessment "Target works with outside groups like WWF, NEPCon, and Canopy for timber to determine our supply chain risks ."
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "The purpose of Target’s responsible sourcing audit program is to assess factory conditions, worker treatment and compensation, hiring processes, environmental practices and more generally, compliance with applicable laws and Target’s Standards of Vendor Engagement. [...] Target maintains the right to conduct unannounced audits of any disclosed locations."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, etc.)?: Hotline, webform 
          "If you encounter what you believe to be a potential violation of local laws or regulations, Target’s Standards of Vendor Engagement, or unethical behavior, you must report your concerns to Target by emailing Ethics@Target.com or visiting www.targetintegrityhotline.com. Report anonymously by calling the Integrity Hotline. The call is Free and handled by an independent 3rd party. Local language interpreters are also available"
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/2
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          No disclosure
          0/6
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          "All factories/locations manufacturing or converting raw materials or components into Target owned brand products and packaging, Target exclusive products, Target-distributed products and/or nationally-branded products for which Target is the importer of record are required to disclose locations to Target and participate in Target’s Responsible Sourcing and Sustainability audit program. [....] The purpose of Target’s responsible sourcing audit program is to assess factory conditions, worker treatment and compensation, hiring processes, environmental practices and more generally, compliance with applicable laws and Target’s Standards of Vendor Engagement."
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No

          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: Non compliance with expectations
          "Target continuously engages with our suppliers to ensure they are using sustainably sourced timber. We directly engage with any supplier who is not in compliance with our sustainable timber expectations."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
  • Commitment strength
    7/20
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    14/50
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    11/18
    Avg. score

Profile

Target Corporation is a leading United States retailer with over 1,800 stores. The company is recognised as an industry leader, and in 2016 was ranked among the top 50 on the Fortune 500. It sells a variety of products including food, personal care items, paper products, furniture and apparel. Amongst these product lines Target sells several own-brand goods under labels including Market Pantry and Archer Farms. Through its retail and production operations Target is exposed to a variety of forest risk commodities. Target Corp. is selected as a powerbroker for palm oil, soy, beef, leather, timber and paper packaging.

Sector
Industry sector 
Food retail, Furniture & flooring
Segments
Retailer
HQ
HQ 
United States
Company Type
Company type 
Public listed
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

Top Brands

A new day, Archer Farms, Art Class, Auden, Ava and Viv, Boots & Barkley, Cat & Jack, Cloud Island, Colsie, Everspring, Good & Gather, Goodfellow & Co, Heath & Hand with Magnolia, Heyday, Hyde & EEK, JoyLab, Kona Sol, Made by Design, Market Pantry, More than Magic, Opalhouse, Original Use, Pillowfort, Project 62, Prologue, Room Essentials, Shade & Shore, Simply balanced, Smartly, Smith & Hawken, Sonia Kushak, Spritz, Stars Above, Sun Squad, Sutton & Dodge, Threshold, Universal Thread, Wild Fable, Wondershop, Xhilaration

How we assess the Forest 500

To ensure deforestation free supply chains, companies need to adopt and implement timebound and measurable policies for forest risk commodities.

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