Goals and Progress

Goals and Progress

Holding ourselves accountable is fundamental to our approach to sustainability – below are key goals, our progress to date and where we are heading in the future.

Existing Goals

Advancing People and Communities Progress Details

Completion Target*

Gap Inc Ensure female representation at all leadership levels is meaningfully above external norms Women make up 74% of our employees, 68% of our global store managers, 51% of our leadership (VP and up) and serve equally as our brand leaders Ongoing
Gap Inc Pilot and commit to expand programs that provide advance notice and stable, flexible scheduling to store employees We’ve eliminated on-call scheduling and provide store employees with at last 10 to 14 days’ notice for their schedules, throughout our brands 2017
Youth Opportunity: This Way Ahead
Gap Inc 60% of This Way Ahead participants report increased on-the-job skills and confidence as a result of their internships

97% of youth report increase in soft skills and 66% of youth report increase in confidence

Gap Inc 65% of This Way Ahead interns receive offers to continue as Gap Inc. sales associates upon the completion of their internships 74% of interns received job offers 2020
Community Investment
Gap Inc All teams have a Community Leader (CL), and all CLs organize and lead at least 3 volunteer projects per year

62% of teams have a Community Leader and 74% of Community Leaders led at least 3 volunteer projects

Gap Inc All Community Leaders form a long-term relationship with one nonprofit partner to maximize volunteering impact 70% of have established relationships 2018
Empowering Women: P.A.C.E.
 Gap Inc Improve the lives of one million women and girls in Gap Inc.’s supply chain and other manufacturing and community settings through the Gap Inc. P.A.C.E. program 91,000 women have participated through 2017 2020
 Gap Inc Expand P.A.C.E. to a suite of learning programs that provides multiple entry points for addressing the needs of adolescent girls and women leaders Expanded program to bring new educational opportunities to girls ages 11 to 17. New curriculum focuses on improving selfconfidence and helping girls develop future goals and aspirations 2020
Factory Working Conditions
Gap Inc 100% of Gap Inc.’s suppliers producing branded apparel are rated yellow or green by 2020 84% of facilities rated yellow or green through 2016 2020
Gap Inc Partner with Verité and strategic suppliers to measure workers’ sense of value and engagement at work, and launch projects aimed at improving 20,000 workers’ engagement. Publicly report on findings and impact, and share best practices with all Gap Inc. suppliers Implemented Workforce Engagement Program at 89 facilities representing 220,000 workers with Verité and Good World Solutions 2018
Gap Inc 100% of strategic suppliers of branded apparel self-report their sustainability performance in Gap Inc.’s global sustainability data system As part of the Social and Labor Convergence Project, we are helping to create a shared tool for footwear and apparel companies to assess factories’ social and labor performance. This represents a more unified effort to self-report sustainability performance 2018
Operational Eco-Efficiency
Gap Inc 50% absolute reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in our owned and operated facilities globally 7% reduction achieved through 2016, from 2015 baseline 2020
Gap Inc 80% waste diversion from landfill for our U.S. facilities Pilots underway; we are currently reassessing our methodology to calculate waste production and diversion 2020
Gap Inc Work towards zero discharge of hazardous chemicals in our supply chain through membership in ZDHC 2020 Roadmap We have communicated our Manufacturing Restricted Substances List to suppliers, facilities and mills that make our clothing 2020

* End of Year

New Goals (announced 2017 & 2018)

  Advancing People and Communities Completion Target*
Gap Inc $15M per year in employee-driven community investment Ongoing
Gap Inc 5% of new store hires are from This Way Ahead 2025
Gap Inc 10,000 teens and young adults participate in This Way Ahead 2020
Gap Inc 100% of Gap Inc.’s suppliers producing branded apparel transition from cash based systems to digital wage payments 2020
Athleta 10,000 women empowered through P.A.C.E. and Fair Trade 2020
  Water Stewardship  
Gap Inc Save 10 billion liters of water in our manufacturing processes 2020
Athleta 25% of product made using techniques that save water 2017
  Product Sustainability  
Gap Inc Eliminate the use of fibers derived from wood from ancient and endangered forests 2020
Gap 100% of cotton purchased from more sustainable sources 2021
Athleta 80% of materials made with sustainable fibers 2020

 * End of Year