09 Jun '11, 10am

Target Announces Corporate Responsibility Goals

Target Announces Corporate Responsibility Goals

One interesting facet of Target’s CSR agenda is its safe communities initiative , the origins of which date back to almost 50 years ago. At first it is not intuitive that a “big box” store would devote resources to the funding of pilot law enforcement programs or sponsor events like “National Night Out.” Of course, it is in the best interest for the areas in which its stores are located to be safe. While the reasons why crime in America has declined overall the past 15 to 20 years are open to debate, Target turns heads for tackling issues that most companies would assume leave to local governments. The company goes beyond the usual cliched “community involvement” banter that is frequently plastered on companies’ CSR portals, and leads a bevy of programs that include doling large grants to cities like Honolulu and funding programs that build relationships between kids and c...

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2011/06/target-csr/

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