Ensuring Strong Governance

Ensuring Strong Governance Providing oversight through collaboration

We implement a robust governance structure to ensure that our Global Sustainability program both meets our company’s social and environmental goals and supports our business.

Strong governance is essential to the work of sustainability. These efforts start with a commitment from our leadership, whose input and oversight play a critical role in driving our progress. For us, good governance begins with a strong Board of Directors that has an independent perspective on our business and company management, including our approach to creating social and environmental change.

Gap Inc corporate governance

Strong governance is essential to the work of sustainability. These efforts start with a commitment from our leadership.

Our organizational structure allows collaboration across key departments at Gap Inc. 

Gap Inc.’s Board of Directors, particularly the Board’s Governance and Sustainability Committee, oversees our Global Sustainability program and receives regular updates directly from David Hayer, Senior Vice President, Global Sustainability, and President, Gap Foundation. Hayer also meets quarterly with Gap Inc. CEO Art Peck, and he meets regularly with the Executive Vice President of Global Supply Chain. Hayer reports to Brent Hyder, Executive Vice President, Global Talent and Sustainability, who reports directly to our CEO. 

Our organizational structure allows collaboration across key departments at Gap Inc. Our Global Sustainability department works closely with our Supply Chain, Government Affairs, Public Affairs, Legal and Gap Foundation teams, among others.

Gap Inc.'s Environmental Council—which is sponsored by Shawn Curran, Executive Vice President, Global Supply Chain, and includes other functional leaders and subject matter experts across our business and brands—is integral in building this alignment. The Council is responsible for evaluating new initiatives and reviewing progress on our existing environmental goals and programs, particularly those that relate to Gap Inc.'s overall climate change strategy and waste-reduction efforts.

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