October 10, 2014

Wal-Mart And Target Host Beauty And Personal Care Products Sustainability Summit

Target and Wal-Mart hosted the first ever Beauty and Personal Care Products Sustainability Summit on September 4, 2014, in Chicago, Illinois. Target has seen sales of natural and organic products in the beauty and personal care category grow 17 percent over the last year, indicating a clear demand from consumers for more sustainable products. Over 80 participants gathered in Chicago, including representatives from EPA, manufacturers, non-profit organizations, and packaging companies, for a...
October 18, 2013

Target Announces Sustainable Product Standard

On October 14, 2013, Target announced a new Sustainable Product Standard (SPS). Under the SPS, Target will rate products on ingredient stability, transparency, and overall environmental impact. The ingredient category makes up half of the overall rating. Products will not be given a favorable ingredient score if they include substances listed on a hazard list or if they include "potentially high-hazard generic ingredients." More information on the new SPS is available online....