The Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association has named Target a 2017 recipient of the PRSM Innovation in Sustainability Award. The award, which recognizes PRSM retail member companies with outstanding sustainability programs that deliver exceptional results, was presented earlier this week during the PRSM2017 National Conference in Dallas, TX. Wegmans Food Markets also received the award.
“PRSM has numerous retail members who are dedicated to sustainability. However, Target and Wegmans have gone above and beyond to incorporate leading-edge technologies, establish sustainability cultures inside their organizations, and reduce their total carbon footprint. We are proud to present them with the 2017 Innovation in Sustainability Award,” states Bill Yanek, PRSM CEO.
Target Corporation, a national leader in sustainability, encourages both its team and guests to lead more sustainable lifestyles. Highlights of Target’s sustainability efforts include:
147.5 megawatts of installed solar power, more than any other U.S. company
1.3 billion pounds of retail waste diverted from landfills
61 million pounds of food donated—enough to provide 51 million meals in Target communities
40 megawatts of renewable wind power—enough to power 60 stores