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  • Overall approach
    11/16
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      4/6
      Deforestation commitment
      Zero-deforestation
      4/6
      "We commit to working with our owned brand suppliers to protect forests by eliminating deforestation and forest degradation from our value chain."
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      "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, TheConsumer Goods Forum (CGF) and the RSPO withaspirations of eliminating deforestation"
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      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
      Business risk
      Yes
      1/1
      Does the company recognise the risk as financial, operational, competition, reputational, or other? Please detail.: reputational
      "Forests host irreplaceable ecosystems that mitigate climate change, foster habitat biodiversity and offer livelihoods for communities. They also provide essential raw materials for many of the owned-brand products and packaging that bring joy to our guests. We are committed to aiding in the global effort to end deforestation and forest degradation."
    • High-level management of deforestion
      1/1
      High-level management
      Yes
      1/1
      Which commodities does it apply to?: Palm oil; 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
      Risk and Compliance Committee - "In carrying out its risk oversight responsibilities, the Committee shall, among such otheractivities it deems appropriate: [...] Oversee the Corporation’s risk management policies and procedures dealing with riskidentification and risk assessment for the principal operational, business, compliance andethics risks facing the Corporation, whether internal or external in nature including, but notlimited to, the risks and incident responses associated with: [...] supply chain risks, including the use of human capital in the supply chain; [...] safety and environmental matters." The company has policies elsewhere relating to deforestation in its supply chain.
    • Executive compensation linked to deforestation
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      3/3
      LUC emissions target
      Yes
      3/3
      "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
      0/3
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
  • Commodity score
    33/84
    • Leather
      20/84
      • Commitment Strength
        7/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          7/17
          • Commitment details
            Sustainability commitment
            2.7/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Sustainability commitment
            2.7/10.7
            "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
            3/3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            3/3
            "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
            0/2
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            "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."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/2
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/1
      • Social Considerations
        5/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          "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
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          "Suppliers are expected to maintain adiscrimination-free workplace and to employlegally-eligible workers based upon on theirabilities, rather than their race, color, sex,pregnancy status, gender identity, maritalstatus, political opinions, religion, age, disability,sexual orientation, social origin, national originor any other characteristics unrelated to anindividual’s ability to perform the work requiredby the job."
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        9/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • 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 Wildlife Fund (WWF) 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
          Target has a social compliance audit process for its suppliers - "The purpose of Target’s responsible sourcing audit is to assess factory conditions, worker treatment and compensation, hiring processes, environmental practices and more generally, compliance with applicable laws. Our responsible sourcing audits are performed on an regular basis. We use a combination of our own assessors and qualified, third-party auditors to validate a factory’s compliance with Target’s Standards of Vendor Engagement and applicable laws."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: No

          Details of the mechanism: Social; Environmental

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, focused on social issues, focused on environmental issues, etc.)?: Company owned
          "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
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          Yes report direct suppliers
          2/4
          Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          Yes report direct suppliers
          2/4
          Does the company disclose location of suppliers' production areas or primary processing sites?: Bangladesh, Italy, Israel, Cambodia, China, Germany, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, continued.
          Target Corp. publish a list of their direct suppliers online, as well as a list of indirect suppliers for textile and wet processing factories.
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          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
      57/84
      • Commitment Strength
        21/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          9/12
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO
            "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."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "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
            1/1.3
            Target date
            2022
            1/1.3
            "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
            0/0.7
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          7/8
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: HCS; Peat
            "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."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "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
            1/1.3
            Target date
            2022
            1/1.3
            "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
            0/0.7
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          5/8
          • 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."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "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."
          • Target date
            2022
            1/1.3
            Target date
            2022
            1/1.3
            "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."
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
      • Social Considerations
        11/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          "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
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          "Suppliers are expected to maintain adiscrimination-free workplace and to employlegally-eligible workers based upon on theirabilities, rather than their race, color, sex,pregnancy status, gender identity, maritalstatus, political opinions, religion, age, disability,sexual orientation, social origin, national originor any other characteristics unrelated to anindividual’s ability to perform the work requiredby the job."
        • 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/expansions
          2/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests/developments/expansions
          2/4
          "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".
      • Reporting and Implementation
        25/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          6/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            In their 2019 ACOP, Target Corp. report that they use 4,526 tons of palm oil, of which 100% is RSPO-certified.
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            2/2
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: Yes
            In their 2019 ACOP, Target Corp. report that they use 4,526 tons of palm oil, of which 100% is RSPO-certified.
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            2/2
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: No
            "1-5%" of their palm oil supply chain was traceable to the forest management unit in 2018.
        • Reporting is independently verified
          1/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: RSPO
            In their 2019 ACOP, Target Corp. report that they use 4,526 tons of palm oil, of which 100% is RSPO-certified.
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/1.3
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/1.3
            In their 2019 ACOP, Target Corp. report that they use 4,526 tons of palm oil, of which 100% is RSPO-certified.
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          Yes
          2/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          Yes
          2/2
          Cut-off date: 2015
          "Commodity coverage: Palm OilCriteria: No new development on peatland; Adoption of Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) principles; Restricting the sourcing and/or trade of forest risk commodities to credible certified sources [...] Cutoff date: 2015"
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What initiatives does the company participate in?: Proforest, Consumer Goods Forum

          What is the nature of that participation?: Attending & contributing to meetings
          "Beyond work with our direct suppliers, we have beenactively engaged in multistakeholder initiatives focusedon sustainable palm oil. Since launching our goal in2015, Target has collaborated with Proforest, TheConsumer Goods Forum (CGF) and the RSPO withaspirations of eliminating deforestation and improving thelivelihoods of those in the palm oil sector."
        • 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 Wildlife Fund (WWF) 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
          Target has a social compliance audit process for its suppliers - "The purpose of Target’s responsible sourcing audit is to assess factory conditions, worker treatment and compensation, hiring processes, environmental practices and more generally, compliance with applicable laws. Our responsible sourcing audits are performed on an regular basis. We use a combination of our own assessors and qualified, third-party auditors to validate a factory’s compliance with Target’s Standards of Vendor Engagement and applicable laws."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          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, focused on social issues, focused on environmental issues, etc.)?: Company owned

          Details of the mechanism: 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
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume; Reporting certified/compliant volume
          4/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume; Reporting certified/compliant volume
          4/4
          What is the non-certified/non-compliant volume?: 0 tons

          For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 100%

          Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO

          What is the certified volume?: 4,526 tons
          In their 2019 ACOP, Target Corp. report that they use 4,526 tons of palm oil, of which 100% is RSPO-certified.
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          Yes report direct suppliers
          2/4
          Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          Yes report direct suppliers
          2/4
          From what country(ies) does the company source material?: Bangladesh, Italy, Israel, Cambodia, China, Germany, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, continued.
          Target Corp. publish a list of their direct suppliers online, as well as a list of indirect suppliers for textile and wet processing factories.
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          For what percent of suppliers does the company directly monitor compliance of production or processing operations?: 0 not specified

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Not specified

          For what percentage of suppliers does the company use/rely on external mechanisms to monitor compliance?: 0 not specified

          What percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: 0 not specified

          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 plan to directly engage with any supplier who is not in compliance with our sustainable palm oil expectations."
        • 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 type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: Engagement

          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: Yes

          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: Not specified
          "Target continuously engages with our suppliers to ensure they are using sustainably sourced palm oil. We plan to directly engage with any supplier who is not in compliance with our sustainable palm oil expectations."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Pulp & Paper
      41/84
      • Commitment Strength
        16/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          10/12
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Which certification schemes are used?: FSC
            "Target is committed to sourcing wood-based products from well-managed forests to avoid contributing to deforestation or forest degradation. [...] While Target recognizes the value that many certifications bring to the market such as SFI -Sustainable Forestry Initiative and PEFC - Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification, we have a preference for FSC '� Forest Stewardship Council certification and will work with our suppliers to help them achieve full chain of custody and increase the penetration of FSC certified products available in our stores and online."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "Target is committed to sourcing wood-based products from well-managed forests to avoid contributing to deforestation or forest degradation. [...] While Target recognizes the value that many certifications bring to the market such as SFI -Sustainable Forestry Initiative and PEFC - Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification, we have a preference for FSC – Forest Stewardship Council certification and will work with our suppliers to help them achieve full chain of custody and increase the penetration of FSC certified products available in our stores and online."
          • Target date
            2022
            1/1.3
            Target date
            2022
            1/1.3
            "By the end of fiscal year 2018, we expect that our party supplies brand, Spritz, will be our first owned brand to be fully compliant with our forest products policy. In 2017, the Spritz team started introducing Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain-of-Custody certification and is on track to meet this goal. We have also committed to making our up&up, Pillowfort and Cat & Jack brands fully compliant with our forest products policy by 2020, and Threshold and Smith & Hawken fully compliant by 2022."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            "By the end of fiscal year 2018, we expect that our party supplies brand, Spritz, will be our first owned brand to be fully compliant with our forest products policy. In 2017, the Spritz team started introducing Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain-of-Custody certification and is on track to meet this goal. We have also committed to making our up&up, Pillowfort and Cat & Jack brands fully compliant with our forest products policy by 2020, and Threshold and Smith & Hawken fully compliant by 2022."
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          7/8
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: Recycled content; Use of alternative fibres
            "Target believes that use of post-consumer recycled and alternative (non-wood) fibers should beincreased to reduce the pressure on forests. Target aims to increase the use of recycled materials in our productsand packaging when available and meeting product performance requirements and competitive marketconditions."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "Target believes that use of post-consumer recycled and alternative (non-wood) fibers should beincreased to reduce the pressure on forests. Target aims to increase the use of recycled materials in our productsand packaging when available and meeting product performance requirements and competitive marketconditions."
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1.3
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: 2018
            "This policy helps us toward our long-term intention that all wood, paper, paper-based packagingand wood-based fiber used in the products we purchase and sell is sourced from well-managed forests that have been crediblycertified and/or are from post-consumer recycled materials. We are starting with owned brand products containing wood or paperbased materials, like tissues and paper towels, wrapping paper, furniture and rayon used in apparel, which comes from wood pulp.Then we plan to work on sourcing our owned-brands’ packaging from sustainably managed forests. By the end of fiscal year 2018,we expect that our party supplies brand, Spritz, will be our first owned brand to be fully compliant with our forest products policy. In2017, the Spritz team started introducing Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain-of-Custody certification and is on track to meetthis goal. We have also committed to making our up&up, Pillowfort and Cat & Jack brands fully compliant with our forest productspolicy by 2020, and Threshold and Smith & Hawken fully compliant by 2022."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/8
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1.3
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
      • Social Considerations
        7/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          "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
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          "Suppliers are expected to maintain adiscrimination-free workplace and to employlegally-eligible workers based upon on theirabilities, rather than their race, color, sex,pregnancy status, gender identity, maritalstatus, political opinions, religion, age, disability,sexual orientation, social origin, national originor any other characteristics unrelated to anindividual’s ability to perform the work requiredby the job."
        • 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/expansions
          2/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests/developments/expansions
          2/4
          "Together we will: [...] Work with stakeholders to ensure that existing requirements, such as respect forworkers’ rights, care for the environment, and responsible development of newplantations and harvesting, including the principle of Free Prior and Informed Consent(FPIC), are robustly enforced"
      • Reporting and Implementation
        18/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          4/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: No
            " In 2018, we: Nearly completed the transition of our party suppliesbrand, Spritz, to 100 percent Forest StewardshipCouncil (FSC) Chain-of-Custody certification. Dueto challenges with raw material availability, we arecurrently at 99 percent. We are working to achieve our100 percent goal in the near future. Now, guests areable to choose paper plates, napkins, décor and otherproducts that are sustainably sourced. Spritz is ourfirst owned brand that will be fully compliant with ourforest products policy. Introduced an FSC-certified wood nightstand, the firstitem in our Pillowfort furniture collection for kids." 2019 CDP report also indicates that "By the end of 2020, the up&up, Pillowfort and Cat & Jack brands will be fully compliant with our forest products policy" are are currently 31-40% compliant, and "By the end of 2022, the Threshold and Smith & Hawken brands will be fully compliant with our forest products policy", although they are currently 0% compliant.
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            2/2
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: No
            "In 2018, we: [...] Incorporated post-consumer recycled content in our new Everspring brand tissue products." "Launched Everspring, including paper products with 100 percent recycled content and 50 percent or more post-consumer recycled material"
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          1/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: FSC, PEFC, SFI
            " In 2018, we: Nearly completed the transition of our party suppliesbrand, Spritz, to 100 percent Forest StewardshipCouncil (FSC) Chain-of-Custody certification. Dueto challenges with raw material availability, we arecurrently at 99 percent. We are working to achieve our100 percent goal in the near future. Now, guests areable to choose paper plates, napkins, décor and otherproducts that are sustainably sourced. Spritz is ourfirst owned brand that will be fully compliant with ourforest products policy. Introduced an FSC-certified wood nightstand, the firstitem in our Pillowfort furniture collection for kids." 2019 CDP report also indicates that "By the end of 2020, the up&up, Pillowfort and Cat & Jack brands will be fully compliant with our forest products policy" are are currently 31-40% compliant, and "By the end of 2022, the Threshold and Smith & Hawken brands will be fully compliant with our forest products policy", although they are currently 0% compliant.
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          Yes
          2/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          Yes
          2/2
          Cut-off date: 1994
          "Together we will: [...] Avoid illegal sources and plantations converted after 1994"
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What initiatives does the company participate in?: CanopySty;e

          What is the nature of that participation?: Providing support/advice/experience/expertise
          "Target supports the approach being taken by the collaboration of over 170 clothing designers,retailers and brands, who are working with the environmental not-for-profit Canopy as part ofthe CanopyStyle initiative. Together we will:Pursue, with a goal of achieving by 20201, viscose apparel garment supply chains that arefree of ancient and endangered forests, endangered species and controversial sources"
        • 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 Wildlife Fund (WWF) 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
          Target has a social compliance audit process for its suppliers - "The purpose of Target’s responsible sourcing audit is to assess factory conditions, worker treatment and compensation, hiring processes, environmental practices and more generally, compliance with applicable laws. Our responsible sourcing audits are performed on an regular basis. We use a combination of our own assessors and qualified, third-party auditors to validate a factory’s compliance with Target’s Standards of Vendor Engagement and applicable laws."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of the mechanism: Social; Environmental

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, focused on social issues, focused on environmental issues, etc.)?: Company owned

          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: No
          "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
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          Yes report direct suppliers
          2/4
          Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          Yes report direct suppliers
          2/4
          Does the company disclose location of suppliers' production areas or primary processing sites?: Bangladesh, Italy, Israel, Cambodia, China, Germany, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, continued.
          Target Corp. publish a list of their direct suppliers online, as well as paper production facilities
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          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?: Not specified

          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: Yes

          What type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: Direct engagement
          "Target continuously engages with our suppliers to ensure they are using sustainably sourced timber. We plan to directly engagewith any supplier who is not in compliance with our sustainable timber expectations."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Soy
      13/84
      • Commitment Strength
        0/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/17
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            No commitment
            0/10.7
            (For downstream soy companies only) Does the company commitment also apply to hidden/indirect soy?: No
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/2
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/1
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/2
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/1
      • Social Considerations
        5/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          "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
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          "Suppliers are expected to maintain adiscrimination-free workplace and to employlegally-eligible workers based upon on theirabilities, rather than their race, color, sex,pregnancy status, gender identity, maritalstatus, political opinions, religion, age, disability,sexual orientation, social origin, national originor any other characteristics unrelated to anindividual’s ability to perform the work requiredby the job."
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        8/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • 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 Wildlife Fund (WWF) 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
          Target has a social compliance audit process for its suppliers - "The purpose of Target’s responsible sourcing audit is to assess factory conditions, worker treatment and compensation, hiring processes, environmental practices and more generally, compliance with applicable laws. Our responsible sourcing audits are performed on an regular basis. We use a combination of our own assessors and qualified, third-party auditors to validate a factory’s compliance with Target’s Standards of Vendor Engagement and applicable laws."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, focused on social issues, focused on environmental issues, etc.)?: Company owned

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

          Details of the mechanism: 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
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          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
      34/84
      • Commitment Strength
        12/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          12/17
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            8/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            8/10.7
            Which certification schemes are used?: FSC; PEFC
            "Target is committed to sourcing wood-based products from well-managed forests to avoid contributing to deforestation or forest degradation. [...] While Target recognizes the value that many certifications bring to the market such as SFI -Sustainable Forestry Initiative and PEFC - Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification, we have a preference for FSC – Forest Stewardship Council certification and will work with our suppliers to help them achieve full chain of custody and increase the penetration of FSC certified products available in our stores and online."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            3/3
            "Target is committed to sourcing wood-based products from well-managed forests to avoid contributing to deforestation or forest degradation. [...] While Target recognizes the value that many certifications bring to the market such as SFI -Sustainable Forestry Initiative and PEFC - Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification, we have a preference for FSC – Forest Stewardship Council certification and will work with our suppliers to help them achieve full chain of custody and increase the penetration of FSC certified products available in our stores and online." "Percentage of total production/ consumption covered by commitment: 91-99%"
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/2
            Target date
            No target date
            0/2
            "By the end of fiscal year 2018, we expect that our party supplies brand, Spritz, will be our first owned brand to be fully compliant with our forest products policy. In 2017, the Spritz team started introducing Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain-of-Custody certification and is on track to meet this goal. We have also committed to making our up&up, Pillowfort and Cat & Jack brands fully compliant with our forest products policy by 2020, and Threshold and Smith & Hawken fully compliant by 2022."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: 2018
            "By the end of fiscal year 2018, we expect that our party supplies brand, Spritz, will be our first owned brand to be fully compliant with our forest products policy. In 2017, the Spritz team started introducing Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain-of-Custody certification and is on track to meet this goal. We have also committed to making our up&up, Pillowfort and Cat & Jack brands fully compliant with our forest products policy by 2020, and Threshold and Smith & Hawken fully compliant by 2022."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/2
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/1
      • Social Considerations
        7/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          "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
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          "Suppliers are expected to maintain adiscrimination-free workplace and to employlegally-eligible workers based upon on theirabilities, rather than their race, color, sex,pregnancy status, gender identity, maritalstatus, political opinions, religion, age, disability,sexual orientation, social origin, national originor any other characteristics unrelated to anindividual’s ability to perform the work requiredby the job."
        • 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/expansions
          2/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests/developments/expansions
          2/4
          "Together we will: [...] Work with stakeholders to ensure that existing requirements, such as respect forworkers’ rights, care for the environment, and responsible development of newplantations and harvesting, including the principle of Free Prior and Informed Consent(FPIC), are robustly enforced"
      • Reporting and Implementation
        15/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          3/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            " In 2018, we: Nearly completed the transition of our party suppliesbrand, Spritz, to 100 percent Forest StewardshipCouncil (FSC) Chain-of-Custody certification. Dueto challenges with raw material availability, we arecurrently at 99 percent. We are working to achieve our100 percent goal in the near future. Now, guests areable to choose paper plates, napkins, décor and otherproducts that are sustainably sourced. Spritz is ourfirst owned brand that will be fully compliant with ourforest products policy. Introduced an FSC-certified wood nightstand, the firstitem in our Pillowfort furniture collection for kids." 2019 CDP report also indicates that "By the end of 2020, the up&up, Pillowfort and Cat & Jack brands will be fully compliant with our forest products policy" are are currently 31-40% compliant, and "By the end of 2022, the Threshold and Smith & Hawken brands will be fully compliant with our forest products policy", although they are currently 0% compliant.
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
        • Reporting is independently verified
          2/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            2/2
            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: FSC, PEFC, SFI
            " In 2018, we: Nearly completed the transition of our party suppliesbrand, Spritz, to 100 percent Forest StewardshipCouncil (FSC) Chain-of-Custody certification. Dueto challenges with raw material availability, we arecurrently at 99 percent. We are working to achieve our100 percent goal in the near future. Now, guests areable to choose paper plates, napkins, décor and otherproducts that are sustainably sourced. Spritz is ourfirst owned brand that will be fully compliant with ourforest products policy. Introduced an FSC-certified wood nightstand, the firstitem in our Pillowfort furniture collection for kids." 2019 CDP report also indicates that "By the end of 2020, the up&up, Pillowfort and Cat & Jack brands will be fully compliant with our forest products policy" are are currently 31-40% compliant, and "By the end of 2022, the Threshold and Smith & Hawken brands will be fully compliant with our forest products policy", although they are currently 0% compliant.
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          Yes
          2/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          Yes
          2/2
          Cut-off date: 1994
          "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
          "Target collaborates with NGOs such as the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) 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
          Target has a social compliance audit process for its suppliers - "The purpose of Target’s responsible sourcing audit is to assess factory conditions, worker treatment and compensation, hiring processes, environmental practices and more generally, compliance with applicable laws. Our responsible sourcing audits are performed on an regular basis. We use a combination of our own assessors and qualified, third-party auditors to validate a factory’s compliance with Target’s Standards of Vendor Engagement and applicable laws."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of the mechanism: 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, focused on social issues, focused on environmental issues, etc.)?: Company owned
          "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
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          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 type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: Direct engagement

          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: Not specified

          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: Yes
          "Target continuously engages with our suppliers to ensure they are using sustainably sourced timber. We plan to directly engagewith any supplier who is not in compliance with our sustainable timber expectations."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
  • Commitment strength
    11/28
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    15/38
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    7/18
    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.

All assessments use policies published on company websites, some links may have changed or been removed since the time of assessment.

Disclaimer

This assessment has been carried out following the methodology developed for the Forest 500 project, available here. Please see our disclaimer applicable to all information contained within this site and our terms and conditions for use of data presented on this site.

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