We look out for our communities, and we’re listening and learning about the best ways to do that in Canada.
Building on our heritage in the US, we are already looking for opportunities to be environmentally responsible in Canada. In fact, we’re already putting sustainable practices in place in some of our Canadian facilities. The exterior of Target’s headquarters building in Mississauga, Ont., is built and certified to Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) gold standards. As part of our long-term commitment to sustainable business practices, Target is pursuing LEED certification for all 124 Canadian stores opening in 2013. Target is among the first organizations in Canada to be part of the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) LEED Volume Program, which streamlines the certification process for multiple buildings of a similar type. This will make Target a leader among Canadian mass retailers when it comes to LEED buildings. Design plans include conserving energy and water, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and limiting waste sent to landfills, among other features.