Target: CSR & Sustainability News

Target Corporation, doing business as Target, is an American retailing company headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It is the second-largest discount retailer in the United States, behind Walmart. The company was founded in 1902 as the Dayton Dry Goods Company, though its first Target store was opened in 1962 in nearby Roseville, Minnesota.

Supply Chain Worker Rights: From Good Intentions to Implementation

Today, worker rights might even be considered an oxymoron. But it’s a struggle well worth engaging as both a holding action and in…

Target’s Latest Insurance Move: A Bust for Workers?

Target's announcement that it plans to drop health insurance coverage for its part-time employees is proof, say critics, that the Affordable Care Act…

Black Friday: News Articles about Early Openings Miss the Point

This year a number of retailers are opening their stores on Thanksgiving even earlier than they did last year. At the same time,…

20 Inspiring Quotes from SXSWeco 2013

SXSWeco 2013 had business leaders, nonprofit leaders and some people who were both. Benefit corporations, municipalities, the media, disruptors and even a celebrity…

Target Teams Up with GoodGuide to Rate Sustainable Products

Target is teaming up with the makers of GoodGuide to develop a Sustainability Product Standard to rate thousands of products for health, transparency…

Target Puts Bullseye on Your Organic Food Dollar

Target's Simply Balanced collection, scheduled for a full rollout next month, will have an assortment of about 250 products. Nearly half of the…

Women in CSR: Kate Heiny, Target

Kate Heiny, Senior Group Manager of Sustainability at Target, talks about her career, inspiration and recent accomplishments in our Women in CSR series.

Why Most American Companies Didn’t Sign the Bangladesh Safety Agreement

Why would major European companies sign this agreement while American companies refuse to do so? Are European fashion companies and retailers simply more…

Target Stores Honor Earth Day By Giving Away Reusable Bags

Target gave away 1.5 million reusable bags at its stores across the U.S. in honor of Earth Day.

2012: Four Trends in Sustainable Consumption

Was 2012 a good year in terms of sustainable consumption, where people purchased more green products while adopting alternative and more sustainable practices,…

Thanksgiving Night Store Openings Prompt Employee Complaints

This year Walmart is opening at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving for Black Friday, the earliest the retailer has ever opened.

Want to Keep Target Closed Thanksgiving? Get Shareholders Involved

What is the lesson from the passionate yet seemingly ineffective online protest against Target's early opening of its stores on Black Friday? Protesters…

Not Sold in Stores: Why Organic Tampons Aren’t Reaching Conventional Retail Shelves

Organic cotton tampons have yet to make it onto the shelves of large, conventional stores in the U.S such as Target and Walmart.…

CSR Reporting’s Greatest Hits in the Twin Cities

While often overlooked in favor of cities with bigger sustainability programs, Minnesota and St. Paul have a lot of reasons to be proud…

Target Hits a Bullseye Introducing Sustainability to a Mass Market

A Bullseye View is one of Target’s approaches towards humanizing the company and shining the spotlight on its vendors, including those making sustainable…
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