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Target Aligns With UN's Sustainable Development Goals

By Maria Cook

The United Nations (UN) has long been concerned about global sustainability, and its sustainability goals, on topics ranging from hunger to economic growth to the environment, are listed in detail on its website. Recently, a corporate responsibility report, released by retail giant Target, listed goals which align with those released by the UN,  and detailed how successful the company has been at hitting those goals, thus far. 

In their 2016 CSR, available in its entirety online, Target details its progress in hitting each of its UN-aligned goals during the previous year. Though some of these goals, such as ending hunger, may seem lofty, Target has made substantial progress toward meeting many of them. In the report, goals are broken up into four categories, or "focus areas." These include "team," "planet," "communities," and "products," depending on each goal's focus. These categories are based on the same categories that the UN uses to categorize its own sustainability goals. 

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