Gap Inc. is one of the world’s largest specialty retailers, with more than 150,000 employees and almost 3,700 stores worldwide. Headquartered in San Francisco, California, our family of brands includes Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Piperlime, Athleta, and Intermix.
While our employees are united by a shared mission to be the world’s favorite for American style, what guides and inspires us is a promise to do more than sell clothes. Don and Doris Fisher founded the company on a commitment to service and responsibility that remains core to attracting and retaining the best talent in our sector today. This commitment permeates virtually all aspects of our company – from our efforts to improve working conditions in our apparel supply chain to supporting volunteerism, helping our employees make an impact in the communities where they live and work.
Gap Inc. employees are proud to be part of a company that places a high value on social and environmental responsibility; their words and actions tell us so. For many, these values enter into their choice to come and build a career here. We inform and engage them on how those initiatives relate to what they do – whether they work in Production, Store Design, or Inventory Management. We provide an orientation for new hires that introduces them to the social and environmental responsibility programs relevant to their roles and responsibilities.
2011 United Nations report on volunteerism worldwide: “…in most societies around the world, volunteers make significant contributions to economic and social development.”
Since Gap Inc. was founded in 1969, Doris and Don Fisher have established a proud legacy of volunteerism, with tens of thousands of employees giving back.
As Doris says, “Being part of our communities is who we are as a company.”
Gap Inc. has been named to CR Magazine’s “Best Corporate Citizens” list, climbing from #6 to #3—our highest place to date.
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Gap Inc. created a toolkit for employers in partnership with McKinsey & Company, Corporate Voices for Working Families, and Taproot Foundation.
Animal Welfare Policy
We are deeply committed to the ethical sourcing of our product, which includes the humane treatment of animals. We expect all suppliers to make our branded and private label products in an ethical and responsible way. We require suppliers to only use skins, down and feathers that come from animals bred for food. In addition:
- We do not use angora or real fur.
- We oppose mulesing, and are phasing out the use of mulesed wool.
- We prohibit feathers and down plucked from live birds.
- We do not allow animal testing on our personal care products.