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In a rapidly changing world, we want to address areas where Gap Inc. can have the greatest impact and influence, or where our business could be affected. By prioritizing the most material ESG topics (including issues and opportunities) in our strategy and programs, we help ensure our sustainability and ESG agenda responds to matters that are significant to our business and priority stakeholders.  

To help us understand the most critical ESG issues, we conducted a materiality assessment, from November 2022 to March 2023, with a third-party expert consultant using a process aligned with the principles of Materiality and Stakeholder Inclusivity outlined in the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Reporting Standards and AA1000 AccountAbility Principles. Key stakeholders, including Gap Inc. And brand employees, customers, investors, nonprofit and NGO leaders, and ESG data aggregators were engaged through a survey and interviews as part of the assessment.

Note: Materiality on this site refers to the identification of material issues that guide our sustainability strategy and programs, and is not the definition of materiality used for filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Gap Inc. Material Topics:

Resource use, scarcity, and impact Human rights and social impact Governance and operating context
Water stewardship Gender equity Transparency and accountability
Chemicals management Health and safety Production volume management
Climate change response Product quality and safety Responsible marketing and consumer engagement
Emissions reduction Employment standards Talent attention and workforce development
Circularity Supply chain labor standards Business integrity
Plastic reduction Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging Purchasing practices
Waste management   Data privacy and cybersecurity
Land and natural resource use    
Animal welfare    

For clarity, the identification of our material topics that guide our sustainability strategy and programs should not be construed as a characterization regarding the materiality or financial impact of such issues or related information to investors in Gap Inc. For a discussion of the risks that are material to investors in Gap Inc., please see our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended February 3, 2024, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, our subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, and our Current Reports on Form 8-K.