Part of Wesfarmers since Nov 2007. There are 300 Target and Target Country stores around Australia. No affiliation with Target Corporation (USA).
|Target Australia Pty Ltd||AUS||website|
| Wesfarmers Ltd
owns 100% of Target Australia Pty Ltd
|Target Australia Pty Ltd|
This company recognises and supports the ICTI CARE Process, the toy industry's ethical manufacturing program aimed at ensuring safe and humane workplace environments for toy factory workers worldwide.
[Source 2015][More on Workers Rights]
This company has signed the Cotton Pledge with the Responsible Sourcing Network, signifying a public commitment to not use Uzbekistani cotton. (Uzbekistan is the world's fifth largest exporter of cotton and has for decades been criticised for using the forced labour of its schoolchildren to harvest that cotton by hand under appalling conditions. This practice is organised and controlled by the central government).
[Source 2016][More on Human Rights]
This company has signed the 'Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh', a program endorsed by Bangladeshi and international unions and labor rights organizations. The ground-breaking program includes independent safety inspections with public reports, mandatory factory building renovations, the obligation by brands and retailers to underwrite the cost of repairs, and a vital role for workers and their unions all in a legally-binding, enforceable agreement.
[Source 2014][More on Workers Rights]
B- grade in the Baptist World Aid Australia's 'Ethical Fashion Report 2017', which grades companies, from A to F, on the strength of their systems to mitigate against the risks of forced labour, child labour, and exploitation in their supply chains. Assessment criteria fall into four main categories: policies, knowing suppliers, auditing and supplier relationships, and worker empowerment.
[Source 2017][More on Workers Rights]
This 2013 investigative report by Four Corners reveals that this company ordered clothes from factories in Bangladesh that did not meet international standards. Workers in Dhaka described unacceptable conditions that see them work long hours for little pay, sometimes under the threat of abuse if deadlines are not met.
[Source 2013][More on Workers Rights]
This company has been criticised for offensive advertising. In 2009 the Advertising Standards Bureau upheld complaints about an ad by this company on the grounds that it breached advertising codes. The ad was subsequently discontinued or modified.
[Source 2009][More on Irresponsible Marketing]
In 2008 Target paid $95,000 to UK Fashion label Ted Baker in an out-of-court settlement over copyright infringements claims.
[Source 2008][More on Governance]
This company has formally undertaken not to use or sell real fur, however they reportedly still sell products made with angora wool. A 2014 investigation by PETA has exposed the brutal treatment of angora rabbits on Chinese fur farms.
[Source 2014][More on Animal Rights]
In August 2014 Target joined Kmart and Woolworths in being open and accountable about exactly where its clothes are made, by disclosing the locations of its supplier factories in Bangladesh. This is a crucial step on a journey towards better conditions for workers, Oxfam Australia said.
[Source 2014][More on Governance]
This company is a participant in the Action, Collaboration, Transformation (ACT) initiative, an initiative between international brands and retailers, manufacturers, and trade unions to address the issue of living wages in the textile and garment supply chain.
[Source 2016][More on Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives]
Signatory to the Australian Packaging Covenant, a voluntary agreement to encourage waste minimisation.
[Source 2017][More on Packaging]
Oxfam Australia's 2016 Naughty or Nice list ranks the biggest and most popular clothing brands on what they are actually doing to protect and support the women making our clothes, especially on whether brands are bold enough to bring the list of factories that make their clothes out of hiding. This company has been dubbed 'Nice', as they have published a full list of their supplier factories.
[Source 2016][More on Workers Rights]
Coles owns 89 hotels and over 3000 poker machines. Coles and Woolworths have been criticised by anti-gambling campaigners such as Get Up! and senator Nick Xenophon for facilitating problem gambling, targeting socially disadvantaged communities and refusing to introduce bet limits.
[Source 2012][More on Gaming]
In 2016 Rank a Brand assessed 37 major cotton-using companies on their commitment and performance with regard to sustainable cotton by looking at each company's cotton sourcing policies, use of sustainable cotton, and traceability. This company scored 0.5/19.5, making it one of the weakest performing companies.
[Source 2016][More on Human Rights]
This company received a score of 36.4/100 in the Newsweek Green Rankings 2016, which ranks the world's largest publicly traded companies on eight indicators covering energy, greenhouse gases, water, waste, fines and penalties, linking executive pay to sustainability targets, board-level committee oversight of environmental issues and third-party audits. Ranking methodology by Corporate Knights and HIP Investor.
[Source 2016][More on Sustainability Reporting]
The 2016 Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW) report ranks global food companies on how they are managing and reporting their farm animal welfare policies and practices. This company appeared in tier 5, "On the Business Agenda but Limited Evidence of Implementation", with tier 1 being the best, and tier 6 the worst.
[Source 2017][More on Animal Rights]
Wesfarmers owns one coal mine plus a 40% interest in a second coal mine. Wesfarmers sold it's Premier Coal open-cut mine to Chinese miner Yanzhou Coal Mining in 2011.
[Source 2011][More on Climate Change]
Involved in sale of tobacco-related products as a non-core business.
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This 2013 report by The Australian Council of Superannuation Investors (ACSI) investigates the labour and human rights risks in supply chain sourcing. This company is identified on page 21 as a company which sources products from countries with known systemic labour and human rights concerns.
[Source 2013][More on Human Rights]
According to the democracy4sale.org website, this company donated $97,500 to Australia's major political parties between 2009 and 2013, as disclosed to the Australian Electoral Commision (AEC).
[Source 2013][More on Politics]
Wesfarmers is mentioned in the 'Workplace human rights Reporting: a study of Australian garment and retail companies' paper as having policies on 'Fair wage and decent living' - stating that they were paying their employees in accordance with local and national wage awards and statutes. Information gathered was from annual reports, CSR reports, and the corporate website, for the 2009/2010 year. Policy in there areas are particularly important in the clothing and electronics industries (though policy does not imply compliance).
[Source 2012][More on Human Rights]
In the section 'Looking after our environment' in its 2012 Sustainability Report on its website, the company reports on performance with greenhouse gas emissions, energy use, water use, waste and packaging. Scorecards for divisions (e.g. Coles, Bunnings, Target, Kmart) are provided.
[Source 2012][More on Sustainability Reporting]
Directly involved in the manufacture, distribution or sale of alcohol as a core business. (Does not include sale of alcoholic beverages as a non-core business).
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This report by Catalyst Australia tracks how, and how well, leading companies are keeping faith with growing community, consumer and investor pressure for better social and environmental outcomes.
|Company Structure||Wholly-owned subsidiary|
|Revenue||$3.7 billion in 2012|
|# Employees||22,606 in 2012|
|Address||12-14 Thompson Rd, North Geelong, VIC, 3215, Australia|
|Freecall||1800 814 788|