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.

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Athleta’s mission from day one has been to empower women and girls to achieve their limitless potential. And the women and girls who make their product are no exception.

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At Gap Inc., we believe a healthy environment is a human right, and we’re working hard to help tackle the interconnected threats of climate change and the global water crisis. 

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Check out our new commitments to dramatically increase the use of more sustainable fibers and processes in apparel production. See what sustainability looks like at Gap Inc.

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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.

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Gap Inc. is partnering with Canopy with a goal of protecting ancient and endangered forests.

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At Gap Inc., we recognize the human and environmental threat of climate change, and essential to combating that threat is moving toward a low-carbon economy.

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Gap Inc. publicly reiterated its commitment to act on climate change and the goal of cutting the carbon footprint of global facilities in half by the end of 2020.

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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.

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

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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.