Target aims for 100% renewable energy

US retailer Target aims to source 100% renewable energy for its domestic operations. It is part of its wider climate policy, which includes reducing emissions from its facilities by 25% […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

US retailer Target aims to source 100% renewable energy for its domestic operations.

It is part of its wider climate policy, which includes reducing emissions from its facilities by 25% by 2025 by ramping up its use of solar and wind power.

It also aims to increase the energy efficiency of heating and lighting in stores across the US and invest in innovations supporting the transition to a lower carbon transportation system, including electric vehicles.

The new goals are aligned with the Science-Based Targets initiative, a partnership between UN Global Compact, CDP, World Resources Institute and WWF – which champions science-based target setting as a powerful way of boosting companies’ competitive advantage in the transition to the low carbon economy.

Target has also committed to source 100% sustainable cotton by 2020.