At Target, we’ve always been here to help families live better. But right now, we can see that what ‘better’ means is changing. Better means making choices that can change the world. Better is about a life that’s lived, not with more things, but with things that mean more. A life where quality is always valued over quantity. Where beauty is born from style and substance in equal measure. A better way of life, that’s within easy reach of all. That’s why everything from the products we make to the experience we create, is crafted with intention and a single purpose…To inspire families to live better.
Together we work to foster an inclusive and safe culture and ensure that our teams reflect the diversity of the communities in which we operate. We are committed to helping our communities thrive and to ensure that all people touched by our business are treated fairly and with respect.
- Foster an inclusive culture
- Help our communities thrive
- Respect human rights
Diversity and inclusion
We are committed to ensuring we have diversity within our teams and that we’re an inclusive place to work and shop.
We aim to make Target welcoming for everyone and ensure our team reflects the communities where we operate. We recognise that this will enable our business to build strong connections with team members and customers and will allow us to innovate and make better business decisions.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
By December 2022, we will achieve a 3 per cent Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workforce in our stores, distribution and support offices in Australia.
We are committed to understanding, supporting and celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture. We are focused on creating employment opportunities for team members with Indigenous backgrounds and ensuring that our teams reflect the diversity in the communities in which we operate.
Target have introduced our Deadly Store Network and have an Indigenous Employment and Engagement team supporting our workforce.
Earlier this year the Pride Network was launched across Kmart, Target and Catch and online LGBTIQA+ Awareness Training. We are looking forward to furthering our journey through inclusive leadership, awareness, education and celebration.
We are committed to ensuring there is greater gender balance in leadership positions. Kmart Group including Target aim to achieve 40 per cent women in leadership roles, 40 per cent of men in leadership roles and 20 per cent of either gender or identifying as gender diverse in leadership roles by 2030 across all areas of the business.
This year, Target as part of Kmart Group introduced our Flex Where, Flex When, Flex Well offering for our corporate offices encouraging our team members to utilise a range of flexible working options.
Target is focused on enhancing leadership team focus, explicit targets and quarterly reporting of progress across all functions.
*We define gender balance in leadership role as at least 40 per cent females and 40 per cent males. Leadership roles are defined as manager-grade and above, including all buyers, planners and store managers (not including assistant store managers)
We are committed to conducting business with the highest standards of integrity and respect for human rights.
We believe all people deserve to be treated with dignity and respect, and we embrace our responsibility to respect human rights across all areas of our operations, supply chain and in the communities where we operate. Our work on human rights is informed by the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Working together, we believe we can achieve long term improvements in quality of life for all.
By December 2025, Target in partnership with Kmart will provide professional skills, health and or education training to at least 100,000 women in our supply chain.
Women represent approximately 60 per cent of workers in Target and Kmart’s supplier factory workforce. Yet some female workers don’t have access to the basic services they need to ensure health and wellbeing, and the skills training and opportunities to support their professional development.
We believe all women deserve the opportunity to have a voice and reach their full potential, both in their work-life and home-life. That’s why Target, together with Kmart, have committed to support health, education or professional skills training to at least 100,000 women in our supply chain by 2025.
We will achieve this by partnering with our suppliers and using proven and scalable programs that empowers female workers, enhances skills and improves quality of life.
Coping with COVID
Targets approach to supporting staff during the Melbourne lockdown.
Target made the commitment that all permanent team members impacted by the Stage 4 restrictions in metropolitan Melbourne would remain employed and paid fully for the duration of the initial six-week lockdown, in the event that our business did not have meaningful work for them.
Casual team members who regularly work 12 hours a week or more were paid the equivalent of their regular hours for the initial six week lockdown and team members who work less than 12 hours a week were paid for the equivalent of two weeks of normal rostered hours, in the event that our business did not have meaningful work for them.
We are forever grateful and proud of our incredible team for their dedication and efforts.
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