Week 1

Ethnicity and social responsibility are more important than ever in today’s world. People are concerned about whether a company has a good reputation in all areas, such as environmental contributions, ethnic support, volunteerism, and so on.

Target is a massive general merchandise retailer with thousands of stores across the country. It sells a wide range of products through its stores, including groceries, household essentials, electronics, appliances, apparel, and so on. Despite the fact that they sell these products, they have a sustainability project called Target Forward about which they claim,“ bring solutions that better serve our communities and our environment that can be seen across our business”.

They were able to make sustainable products with this project, monitoring how much waste their merchandise produce, what chemicals they use in their products, where they get their materials, and so on. Target plans on shifting to a zero-carbon economy they have taken a couple of steps to ensure this as stated above their sustainable products, the use of chemicals and materials, and so on.

Targets goal is to become the market leader for sustainable, inclusive brands and experiences by 2030. With this concept, they would provide inexpensive clean and truthful products. They are dedicated to eradicating, reducing, and finding viable solutions for plastic in their products, with the goal of achieving zero waste to landfill in the United States by 2030. Target became the first U.S. retailer in 2017 to implement an extensive chemical management program across their entire supply chain and operation for every product that they sold. They also attempted to assist their suppliers in minimizing environmental harm when collecting materials.

“Target has projects and partnerships in place that, when complete, well we saw in our purchasing nearly 50% of are electricity from renewable sources”.

Not only does Target look for ways to help the environment and reduce their carbon footprint, but they are also committed to fulfilling people’s and the community’s needs. They promote human rights throughout the organization by investing in employees who work in their value chain and protecting the community through safety precautions. Target has supplied more than $50 million to societies impacted by a natural disaster in 2021, and it has also invested more than $1 billion in the health and safety of its team members and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. They also intend to work with suppliers who have policies and programs that promote gender equality.

Overall, even though target has an extensive history of supporting the environment and figuring out ways to produce more sustainable products and also supporting the community whether it’s investing money in them we’re trying to make a better environment for the people and their staff. I think that they should promote more of their work towards ethnic groups or ethnic communities.

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