Respecting Human Rights

Respecting Human Rights Our top priority for the people who make our clothes

We could not succeed as a company without the people who make our clothes, and we are committed to ensuring that they work in safe, fair conditions and are treated with dignity and respect. At the core of these efforts is our work to protect workers’ human rights. We have developed our approach based on years of dialogue with stakeholder organizations and interactions with factory management and workers at the factories that supply our branded clothing. Below are the key human rights issues that we assess on an ongoing basis.

Protecting Human Rights

We feel a deep commitment to ensuring that the people who make our clothes work in safe, fair conditions and are treated with dignity and respect.

Gap Inc.'s Human Rights Policy documents and guides our commitment to respect internationally recognized human rights and avoid involvement in human rights abuses. We support the principles contained within the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR); the U.N. Global Compact; the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises; and the International Labor Organization's (ILO) Core Conventions. 

To date, we have largely focused on human rights issues at garment factories where we have direct contractual relationships and greater influence to create improvements. We are developing a new human rights strategy to address human rights issues in other parts of our supply chain, including those areas where we have less direct influence but nonetheless see opportunities to create positive change.

Below are key human rights issues that we address on an ongoing basis.