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.

Gap Inc. Takes a Stand on Supplier Transparency

Gap Inc. plans to publicly release a list of its supplier factories, making it far easier for stakeholders and NGOs to assess environmental…

New Gap, Inc. Campaign Says #CloseThePayGap

Using the hashtag #CloseThePayGap, Gap is asking people to “represent the 21 percent pay gap” on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Gap Wants To Halve Its Greenhouse Gas Emissions By 2020

Gap, Inc. just set an ambitious climate change target: The clothing retailer wants to cut its absolute greenhouse gas emissions in half by…

Myanmar Officials Proposed a Minimum Wage and Factories are Already Fighting It

Garment factories in Myanmar, the Asian country formerly and perhaps better known as Burma, aren’t happy with the government’s proposal to institute the…

A Sustainable Supply Chain in the Garment Industry Saves 4 Major Companies $15M Annually

The global textile and garment industry is one of the world’s largest polluters due to its massive impacts on water, soil and of…

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…

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…

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…

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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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…