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.

Current Goals

People  Progress Details

Completion Target*

This Way Ahead: First Jobs
Gap Inc 5% of new store hires annually are from This Way Ahead 1,107 new store hires were from This Way Ahead in 2018 (28% to goal) 2025
Gap Inc 10,000 teens and young adults participate in This Way Ahead 5,677 youth completed the program as of 2018 2020
Community Investment
Gap Inc $15M per year in employee-driven community investment

$15.6 million in employee driven community investment in 2018, made up of employee volunteer hours, financial donations, volunteer hours and Gap Inc. matching of time and money

Ongoing
P.A.C.E.: Empowering Women
 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 Over 300,000 women have participated through April 2019 2022
Athleta 10,000 women empowered through P.A.C.E. and Fair Trade 3,212 women have been reached through P.A.C.E. and Fair Trade in Athleta supplier facilities 2020
Supply Chain Working Conditions
Gap Inc 100% of Gap Inc.’s suppliers producing branded apparel are rated yellow or green 98% of facilities rated yellow or green through 2018 2020
Gap Inc 100% of Gap Inc.’s suppliers producing branded apparel transition from cash based systems to digital wage payments 80% of suppliers are using checks or bank transfers 2020
Gap Inc 200 facilities participating in Workplace Cooperation Program 129 supplier facilities are participating 2018
Environment
Gap Inc 50% absolute reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in our owned and operated facilities globally 18% reduction achieved through 2018, from 2015 baseline 2020
Gap Inc 80% waste diversion from landfill for our U.S. facilities 47% of waste is estimated to be diverted from landfill across U.S. facilities 2020
Gap Inc Work towards zero discharge of hazardous chemicals in our supply chain through membership in ZDHC 2020 Roadmap Strategic facilities must comply with the ZDHC Manufacturing Restricted Substances List and verify through wastewater testing 2020
Gap Inc Save 10 billion liters of water in our manufacturing processes Gap Inc. suppliers have saved over 5.7 billion liters of water since 2014 2020
 Product Sustainability 
Gap Inc Eliminate the use of fibers derived from wood from ancient and endangered forests Verified that 77% of cellulosic fiber volume is compliant with our commitment; work is underway to verify the remainder 2020
Gap 100% of cotton purchased from more sustainable sources 53% of cotton was from more sustainable sources 2021
Gap Make 75% of qualifying products using Washwell™ water-saving techniques 22% of denim was made using Washwell™ water-saving techniques 2021
Athleta 80% of materials made with sustainable fibers 46% of products were made with 30% or more sustainable content 2020
 Athleta  25% of product made using techniques that save water 4% of product was made using techniques that save water in 2017 2020 
Athleta Divert 80% of store waste from landfill 70% of store waste was diverted from landfill 2020
Banana Republic Source 100% of cotton from more sustainable sources 45% of cotton was from more sustainable sources 2023
Banana Republic Make 50% of products with sustainable fibers  28% of products were made with sustainable fibers 2023
Banana Republic Make 50% of products using water-saving techniques and cleaner chemistry practices in our supply chain New goal; reporting begins 2020 2025
Old Navy Source 100% of cotton from more sustainable sources  40% of cotton was from more sustainable sources 2022
Old Navy Make 100% of denim products using water-saving techniques 60% of Spring 2019 denim was made using water-saving techniques 2022

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