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known to the public and not be swayed by financial rewards or favors of those wanting the structure completed. This is actually a drastic change from the original ASCE Code of Ethics used prior to 1976. The initial focus of the document was to manage business practices, a sharp contrast to the revised purpose of creating guidelines for professional conduct (“A Question of Ethics”). In regards to sustainable development, it is defined by the ASCE as “the challenge of meeting human needs for natural resources, industrial products, energy, food, transportation, shelter, and effective waste management while conserving and protecting environmental quality and the natural resource base essential for future development.” Canon 1 part F of the Code of Ethics states, “Engineers should be committed to improving the environment by adherence to the principles of sustainable development so as to enhance the quality of life of the general public” (American Society of Civil Engineers). This is also another focus of the Code that was implemented in 1976 (“A Question of Ethics”). Upon analysis of the Target Corporation’s Corporate Report, CEO Gregg Steinhafel states that diversity “is much more than a goal or campaign. It’s a core value we integrate into every area of our business — from our suppliers, to our teams, to the shopping experience in our stores.” The Fortune 500 company has received numerous recognition awards for its ethical treatment of employees, philanthropy, and supportive work environment including: the Human Rights Campaign’s perfect score on the 2010 Corporate Equality Index and “Best Places to Work” survey, Ethisphere Magazine’s 2009 ranking amongst “World’s Most Ethical Companies”, and Diversity Inc.’s recognition as one of its 2009 “25 Noteworthy Companies for Diversity” (“Target: Company: Diversity”). Its 2008 Corporate Report even gives statistics of the percentage of females and minorities in various jobs areas to support its claim for team diversity. For example, in the Professionals division, there are 57 percent females and 19 percent minorities represented (“Target 2008”). High standards for honesty and integrity among its employees were also highlighted in the sixty-four page report, reiterating multiple times that workers can seek confidential guidance and support to report any concerns. However, its dedication and efforts to environmental sustainability should not go unrecognized either. The corporation defines sustainability as using resources responsibly, eliminating waste, and minimizing its carbon footprint ("Target: Company: Environment"). Target was one of the first nationwide retailers to establish an Environmental Services department fifteen years ago. Its website states that it is dedicated to renovating old stores and building new stores with alternative energies, HVAC equipment, and new energy-efficient technologies to reduce its ecological footprint. Their environmental philosophy also includes:
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  • Fall '07
  • Meyer
  • Civil Engineering, Incandescent light bulb, ASCE, civil engineers

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