At Gap Inc., our mission is to be Inclusive, by Design, leveraging the scale of our business and the strength of our brands to empower women, enable opportunity and enrich communities. Our ESG team’s vision is to be a driving force in the industry, collectively building a more sustainable future for our business, global community, people and planet.
Our journey began with the values established by our founders, Doris and Don Fisher, who believed their business could create opportunities for the people and communities touched by Gap Inc. Today, our aim is to reimagine the way business can change the world.
Globally accepted frameworks such as the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, the Paris Agreement on climate change, and the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) — help guide our sustainability strategy. We leverage sustainability-focused standards such as Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) to communicate to investor and civil society audiences how our business impacts – and is impacted by – environmental, social, and governance issues.
We organize our sustainability goals and programs across three focus areas that comprise a compatible ecosystem:
We aim to create impact by following a four-part approach to all of our social and environmental programs:
Gap Inc.’s robust governance structure ensures that we meet our social and environmental goals that support our business.
This starts with a commitment from our leadership, whose input and oversight help drive progress. It also includes our Board of Directors, whose independent perspective supports the success of our ESG efforts. The Board’s Governance and Sustainability Committee oversees our ESG activities and goals, including those related to climate and water.
The Board receives regular updates from our Chief Growth Transformation Officer and her ESG leaders. Sally is part of the senior leadership team and meets regularly with leaders across the company, including from our Sourcing, Production, Brand and Operations teams.
Our organizational structure allows collaboration across key departments. Our ESG team works closely with our brands’ Product and Marketing teams, as well as our Equality & Belonging, Human Resource, Supply Chain Strategy, Government Affairs, Legal and Gap Foundation teams, among others.