Traceability and Transparency
We know that transparency is important for building and maintaining trust in our business, and we are committed to working with our suppliers to ensure the basic rights of workers are respected and that we reduce our environmental impacts.
Target was among two of the first retailers in Australia to publish the locations of our direct (first-tier) supplier factories and now we plan to go further by identifying and publishing the locations of 100 per cent of processing facilities used by our suppliers to produce our own brand clothing, towel and bedding ranges by July 2022.
Having up-to-date information on the locations of these facilities is an important next step for our business, which will enable us to proactively identify human rights risks and better understand and manage our environmental impacts, such as water and energy usage, which often have the biggest impact further down the supply chain.
As of March 2022, over 98% of the processing facilities used in the production of our own brand clothing, towels and bedding products have been published on our website.We expect to reach our target of 100 per cent by 1 July 2022.
Our Ethical Sourcing Transparency Policy sets out clear requirements under which our suppliers, when requested, must disclose information about their supply chain. This includes information about any tier in the supply chain, including finished goods manufacturers, processing facilities, component manufacturers, down to suppliers of raw materials.
*We define second-tier processing facilities as spinning mills, fabric mills, laundries, dying and printing facilities.