For my paper #2, I am thinking about focusing on the business ethics of Target. I thought it would be interesting to look at one of the main competitors for a company that we have talked extensively about (Walmart). Target is arguably Walmart’s biggest rival, so I want to see if Target has had any of the same struggles that Walmart has.
According to this website, which outlines some of the ethical “praise” and “criticism” for numerous companies, Target is seen as an ethical company overall. There have been a few bumps in the road, but considering that Target has made Ethisphere’s “Most Ethical Companies” list for each of the past six years. Clearly the corporation is doing something right.
Among other things, Target is specifically known for its commitment to diversity. It demonstrates its openness through measures such as its non-discrimination policy, which extends to all forms of discrimination.
I’m looking forward to exploring this further and making direct comparisons between Target and the powerhouse Walmart.