Gap Inc. Policies
Our Athleta, Banana Republic, Gap and Old Navy brands 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.
Our Anti-Corruption Policy, which is incorporated by reference into our Code of Business Conduct (COBC), prohibits bribery by an employee or agent of Gap Inc. The policy combines elements from our COBC with anti-bribery requirements under the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and other similar laws around the world.
On January 1, 2012, California enacted this new law requiring companies of a certain size to publicly disclose the steps they are taking to identify and eradicate forced labor in their supply chains. Gap Inc. supported this legislation, which we also view as a policy lever to assist in the global fight against human trafficking.
Gap Inc. is committed to reducing our impact on climate change. The consequences of a changing climate are profound and wide-ranging, from biodiversity and water resources, to public health and agricultural impacts, to increased risk to our business in the short and long term. Addressing climate change benefits our business, making us more resilient and efficient, while enhancing our connection with consumers, employees and other stakeholders.
Our Code of Business Conduct (COBC) serves as our ethical compass for the commitment we make to our stakeholders, customers and one another to do what’s right. It applies to our directors, employees, customers and business partners, including independent contractors, vendors and suppliers.
Our Code of Vendor Conduct (COVC) sets forth the basic requirements that all factories must meet in order to do business with Gap Inc. This code is based on internationally accepted labor standards, including the International Labour Organization (ILO)’s core conventions and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Gap Inc. is committed to ensuring full compliance with section 1502 of the United States DoddFrank Act relating to trade in conflict minerals.
Gap Inc. is committed to respecting internationally recognized human rights and avoiding involvement in human rights abuses. We support the principles contained within the Universal Declaration of Human Rights; the U.N. Global Compact; the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises; and the International Labour Organization’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work (“ILO Core Conventions”).
Gap Inc. is committed to supporting and improving labor rights and working conditions globally across the retail and apparel industries. As a business we owe a moral responsibility to protect and care for all those whose work goes into creating our products and bringing them to our customers. Likewise, our customers have a right to wear Gap Inc. clothes and use our products with the knowledge that we are living up to their own high ethical standards.
Gap Inc. is deeply committed to the ethical sourcing of our products and the use of sustainable raw materials. Gap Inc. is against the use of ancient and endangered, high conservation and high carbon-value forest areas to make cellulose-based textiles, including but not limited to rayon, viscose, lyocell, and modal.