Meh Ship means Target has charted a cleaner course but needs to go further.
As the second largest retail polluter via fossil-fueled ships, Target must reach farther and decarbonize by 2030.
Target's Climbing Climate Emissions
As the second-most polluting retail company on our oceans, Target’s use of fossil-fueled ships produced 543K metric tons of carbon just from its imports into the U.S.
“Target has a responsibility to its consumers and portside neighbors to ship its goods on clean ships. We applaud Target for taking its first step toward addressing its ocean shipping pollution problem by joining CoZEV. We also call on Target to increase its level of ambition by committing to 100% zero-emissions ocean shipping by 2030.”
— Kendra Ulrich, Shipping Campaigns Director for Stand.earth.
Target's Pledge to Ship It Zero
Target has joined other major retailers in committing to moving their products off of fossil-fueled ocean cargo ships by 2040. We applaud this as a great first step, but 2040 is too late. Target must reach net-zero carbon ocean shipping by 2030.