Minneapolis -- Target Corp. has joined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) GreenChill program. The program further Target's efforts to reduce refrigeration emissions by adopting green refrigeration technologies in its stores.
"Target is excited to join the GreenChill partnership and extend our sustainability initiatives to the refrigeration systems in our stores," said Dan Riley, VP property development operations, Target. "We are committed to reducing our carbon footprint by forging new partnerships, achieving milestones in our business and progressing towards our sustainability goals. Today's announcement represents an important step in reducing Target's refrigeration emissions."
The GreenChill program will help Target achieve its environmental sustainability commitments by offering several benefits, including an industry benchmarking system and greater access to EPA research.
Target works with a variety of organizations to integrate sustainability throughout its business. In addition to GreenChill, Target is committed to earning the Energy Star label for at least 75% of U.S. buildings by 2016 and is part of the EPA's SmartWay program to reduce transportation-related emissions.
Target is also part of the U.S. Department of Energy's Retail Energy Alliance and a founding member of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition that was announced earlier this year.