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Gap Inc.’s co-founders Doris and Don Fisher inspired generations of our employees with a simple aspiration to “do more than sell clothes.” Their promise continues to guide our commitment to the communities where we live and work.

To read Gap Inc.'s 2011-12 Social & Environmental Responsibility Report, please click here, or visit gapinc.com/socialresponsibility.


Check out our sustainability advancements such as use of renewable energy, reducing waste
and lowering power usage.


Learn about our efforts to help young people in the developed world and women in the developing world achieve a more productive future.

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.

Protecting 1 million garment workers

Innovative partnerships help keep workers safe throughout the globe. Learn more about what it takes to build a stronger, safer workforce.


See how we’re aligning our human rights practices with the United Nation’s Guiding Principle on Business and Human Rights framework.


Gap Inc. P.A.C.E. (Personal Advancement & Career Enhancement) provides life skills, education and technical training to more than 30,000 female garment workers — and the number is growing every day.

Learn about how we address human trafficking in the apparel sector, and how we comply with SB 657, the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act.


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.

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Making clothes, making progress

For the past 10 years, Pradeep Kumar has been visiting garment factories in Bangladesh and making them safer.

Gap Inc. & GE received highest Overall grades for responsible investment in Myanmar from leading evaluator.