Our futures are woven together
When our founders, Doris and Don Fisher, started Gap Inc. in 1969, a key part of their vision of success was creating opportunities for the people and communities touched by our business throughout the world.
In the decades since, we have been on a journey to live this vision. We have expanded our efforts to ensure that the people who make our products work in safe, fair conditions. We have started addressing our environmental footprint, taking steps to save energy, reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate other effects of making our clothes. And we have become more strategic in our work in the community, addressing social challenges through programs that leverage our company’s core strengths.
Reducing energy use and emissions
Access to a healthy environment is a human right — and we've set ambitious goals for 2020, including a 50 percent absolute reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in owned and operated facilities globally.
Working for equality and opportunity
We led our industry and raised the minimum wage to $10 for 60,000+ US employees in 2015. We were also the first Fortune 500 company to disclose that we pay female and male employees equally for equal work.
Setting an 80% waste diversion goal
With a new waste goal to divert 80 percent of the waste from landfill for our U.S. facilities by the end of 2020, we know that we will have to make significant improvements.
Improving factory working conditions
We consistently visit the factories that make our clothes — about 1,000 each year. Through innovative partnerships and as a founding member of the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety, we're forging industry-wide change.
Gap Inc. has a long history of seeking to ensure that the people who work in our supply chain are treated with fairness, dignity and respect. Learn about our work in Bangladesh.
Animal welfare policy for brands Athleta, Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic
Athleta, Banana Republic, Gap, and Old Navy are deeply committed to the ethical sourcing of our product, which includes the humane treatment of animals. We expect all suppliers to make our products in an ethical and responsible way. We require that our suppliers use only 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 of our personal care products.