Gap: CSR & Sustainability News

The Gap, Inc. is a global specialty retailer operating retail and outlet stores selling casual apparel, accessories and personal care products for men, women and children under the Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy brands. The Company operates stores in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France and Japan.

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Forced Labor Occuring Now in Uzbekistan’s Cotton Fields

In addition to offending all notions of civil liberties, the Uzbek forced labor system is just plain bizarre. For example, one’s work boss…
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3p Weekend: 10 Companies That Stand for LGBT Equality

As marriage equality legislation makes its way through courtrooms across the country, it's clear that equality will soon be the norm rather than…
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Gap Raises Minimum Wage for US Employees

Gap, Inc. will increase the minimum hourly rate it pays American employees from $9 per hour in 2014 to $10 per hour in…
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Gap Inc. Expands Sustainability Reporting with GRI’s G4

One of the first companies to release a Global Reporting Initiative G4 report, Gap gets kudos and critiques from GRI expert Elaine Cohen.
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How to Write a Great Corporate Social Responsibility Report

CSR Tips: 5 Things You MUST Know to write a great Corporate Social Responsibility Report report.
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5 Lessons from Post-Bangladesh Action

Is fast fashion any more sustainable now due to the new safety plans signed by European and American fashion companies? How far we…
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Why Most American Companies Didn’t Sign the Bangladesh Safety Agreement

Why would major European companies sign this agreement while American companies refuse to do so? Are European fashion companies and retailers simply more…
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Will You Pay 10 Cents More Per T-Shirt?

According to an estimate all we need to do to prevent the next tragedy in Bangladesh is to pay extra 10 cents per…
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Hundreds Die in Bangladesh, You Save Money

Three hundred and thirty-six people have died since an eight-story building housing thousands of sweatshop workers collapsed in Bangladesh’s capital of Dhaka. Many…
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35 Female CSR Leaders You’ve (Possibly) Never Heard Of

Men earn nearly 20% more than women among those at the top of the sustainability profession. But there are many female CSR leaders…
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The Top 10 Bay Area CSR Reporters and Performers

We decided it’s time to check if San Francisco, Palo Alto, Oakland, San Jose and other cities around the Bay, which is the…
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5 CSR Executive Trends

At the Responsible Business Summit that took place in New York two weeks ago it was interesting to learn about some of the…

5 Reasons Why Apple’s CSR Strategy Doesn’t Work

The CSR problems of Apple go beyond its reactive strategy. Looking at the main issues Apple has been struggling with in the last…
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Sustainability in Retail: Not an Oxymoron

Not only has the retail industry recognized that sustainability is here to stay, many leaders within the industry have moved from looking at…
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For the 2011 Holiday Shopping Season: Discounts are In, Sustainability is Out

When it comes to holiday shopping, it looks like business as usual with retailers promoting sales and shoppers looking for bargains. But what about sustainability?…