Target includes supplier emissions in new climate goals

Target released new climate goals Wednesday that not only reduce its own carbon emissions targets but also require 80% of the retailer’s suppliers set science-based reduction targets by 2023. 

The retailer committed to reducing emissions by 30% by 2030 (based on 2017 levels) — a goal approved by the Science-Based Target initiative (SBTi), according to the company’s announcement.

This marks the first time Target has taken its entire supply chain into account when calculating greenhouse gas emissions, a spokesperson told Supply Chain Dive in an email, adding the supply chain represents 96% of Target’s total emissions. 

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