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.

Target to Double “Made to Matter” Organic and Sustainable Product Brands

Target’s will double its “Made to Matter” product line, which includes a variety of brands that are made with organic and sustainable ingredients.

Walmart, Target, Walgreens, GNC Accused of Selling Fake Supplements

Critics of the supplements industry will be calling for more regulations after what has been discovered at Walmart, Target, GNC and Walgreens.

Can Companies Restore Consumer Confidence After a Data Breach?

Target’s 2013 data breach eroded customer trust, which was demonstrated in its sales numbers after the crisis: The retail giant’s profit dropped almost…

Target Pushes ‘Long-Term Value’ in 2013 Sustainability Report

"It’s about making sure the partnerships we take, the processes we follow and the products we sell are helping us create long-term value…

Retailers Play Increased Role in Moving Markets Away from Toxic Chemicals

In response to market campaigns and consumer pressure, major retailers are playing an increased role in moving the market away from toxic chemicals.…

Target’s ‘Made to Matter’ Collection Boasts Expansion of Sustainable Products

Target recently unveiled its latest move toward expanding sustainable, organic and natural product offerings. Housed under its “Made to Matter—handpicked by Target” program,…

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.