Preparing for COP24 has been a fantastic experience, as I look forward to joining others at the conference as we work toward a low-carbon economy.
I’m proud to be part of a company like Target that believes the climate is changing, that our business is contributing to that change, and that our supply chain, operations, and customers will continue to be impacted by the effects of climate change.
Target supports the Paris Agreement and national, regional, and local policy solutions to reduce emissions and build resilience to climate change.
And we’ve committed to the Science Based Targets initiative and will also use our influence in the market and the products we sell to help drive down emissions. Our efforts are focused in five areas:
- Increasing adoption of renewable energy in our own operations, on the electricity grid, and in our supply chain.
- Driving energy and water efficiency in our own operations and in our supply chain.
- Investing in innovations supporting the transition to a lower-carbon transportation system, including vehicle electrification.
- Considering climate impacts in raw materials sourcing, particularly the impacts of land use change, and designing plans to mitigate those impacts.
- Supporting communities most heavily impacted by climate change and building their resilience to climate change impacts like extreme weather events.
That said, we believe it’s important to partner across sectors, governments, NGOs, and more, to drive change together. For example, many businesses, including Target, have stepped up to the challenge by joining movements such as We Are Still In.