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 second-tier 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.
*We define second-tier processing facilities as spinning mills, fabric mills, laundries, dying and printing facilities.