Gap Inc. Releases Its 2021 Environmental, Social, and Governance Report
The company and its four purpose-led lifestyle brands are delivering on commitments impacting positive change.
“At Gap Inc., our ESG vision is to be a driving force in the industry, collectively building a more sustainable future for our business, our communities, and the planet,” said
USAID Gap Inc. Women + Water Alliancehas empowered 1.5 million people with access to improved drinking water and sanitation since 2017, on its way to reaching 2 million people by 2023.
- Old Navy’s This Way ONward program, which fuels the next generation of leaders with the skills and confidence they need to succeed in the workplace, is more than halfway to its 2025 goal of providing 20,000 job opportunities by hiring over 10,600 underserved youth since 2007.
- Gap achieved its 2021 goal of using 100% more sustainable cotton in its products, and is committed to providing 100% regenerative, organic, in conversion to organic, or recycled cotton by 2030. Learn more about the brand’s raw materials here.
Banana Republicis committed to continuing to use the Global Responsible Wool Standard, Leather Working Groupand Good Cashmere Standard for their fibers sourcing, to maintain biodiversity, improve animal welfare and agricultural practices, and support more responsible production.
As of 2021, 100 percent of Athleta’s company-operated stores in
North Americaare offset by renewable electricity from Fern Solar, a 7.5-megawatt offsite solar project in North Carolina. Learn more about the brand’s climate initiatives here.
Global Sourcingteam has partnered with The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparelon trialing hydroponic farming conditions for growing cotton in an urban environment. This 2021 project won the Silver Award at the 2022 International Exhibition of Inventions Geneva which recognizes inventions and research around the world under patronage of the World Intellectual Property Organization(WIPO), the Swiss Government and the City of Geneva. To learn more about this project, click here.
This report covers Gap Inc.’s global operations for fiscal 2021, which ended on