Target Corp. Ethics and Corporate Responsibility
Target Corp. Ethics and Corporate ResponsibilityI chose to do my research on the Target Corporation. I feel they have a reputation of service to their customers, employees and community. Target’s mission is great value, the community, diversity and the environment. Target takes 5% of its income and puts back into the community. The Reading and Education Program, The Military and Veteran Support Program and The Social Services Program are just a few of several programs Target Corporation offers to the community. Target has a great reputation to be a positive fixture in the communities they serve. I think it says a lot about a company and the way it does business. I would feel good about working for a corporation like this. The Target Corporation has good ethics and is socially responsible. Target invests in their employees and their community.
Target Corporation is the 4th largest retailer in the United States and the 2nd largest discount retailer in the country just behind Wal-Mart. Target reflects its founder, George D. Dayton in the sense of persistence and hard work. Dayton’s father was a physician who could not afford to send his son to college because he would offer his services to the poor for free (Target). In 1902, George D. Dayton bought Goodfellow’s Dry Goods Company in Minneapolis, MN. Early on, his stores became known for their dependable merchandise, fair business practice and a generous spirit of giving. In 1918, George Dayton created the “Dayton Foundation”, to promote the welfare of mankind anywhere in the world. Through the years, the Dayton’s company changed owners and ended up being owned by five of the Dayton cousins. In the mid 1940’s, Dayton’s stores established the practice of giving 5% of pretax profits back to the community. In 1962, the birth of the Target Stores opened (Target).
Target’s Reading and Education Outreach programs focuses on the schools and the children in the community. Target has a goal of giving $1 billion dollars to education by the year 2015 to...