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.
Today, we’re working harder than ever to make our business more sustainable by setting bold goals, designing new programs and partnering with others to change our industry for the better. Learn more on our Global Sustainability site.
Our commitment to equal pay
Women in the U.S. earn, on average, 79 cents for every dollar their male counterparts do. For non-white women, the gender pay gap can be even wider. In 2014, Gap Inc. was the first Fortune 500 company to annouce that it pays women and men equally for equal work.
Learn more about our commitment to equal pay.
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.
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.
Improving factory working conditions
We regularly assess our approach to working with factories in an effort to improve working conditions for the women and men who make our products around the world. In September 2016, we made a new commitment to publish our approved list of factories twice a year.
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.