Developing a Progressive Chemicals Policy for Target

This announcement is a huge win for consumer transparency and we’re thrilled that Target is taking this step. It’s a forward-thinking policy like this that will drive industry change, ensuring that the health of our planet and its people are never compromised for profit.”

John Replogle – CEO, Seventh Generation


In 2016, Target set out to develop a progressive chemicals policy that would differentiate the company as a leader amongst its peers and with its customers. In 2017, Target launched its first chemicals policy, setting aspirational objectives for transparency, chemical management, and innovation. Since the announcement of the chemical policy, Target has been working to continuously implement the objectives set forth in its chemical policy.


Anthesis’ role was to support Target in the implementation of its chemical policy goals for formulated products as follows:


The execution of Target’s chemical policy has moved the company towards its ‘best in class’ objectives and has positioned it as a leader in the retail sector. The learnings from this experience, particularly the imperative of collective action amongst all stakeholders can be applied to other supply-chains, to achieve continuous improvement across the sector.

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