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.
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 Executive Vice President, Global Sustainability, Gap Foundation and Loss Prevention, Keith White. He reports directly to Gap Inc. CEO, and meets regularly with the Executive Vice President of Global Supply Chain and Product Operations, Shawn Curran.
Our organizational structure allows collaboration across key departments at Gap Inc. Our Global Sustainability department works closely with our brands' Product and Marketing teams, Supply Chain, Government Affairs, Public Affairs, Legal and Gap Foundation teams, among others.
Gap Inc.'s Environmental Council—which is sponsored by the Senior Vice President of Strategic Sourcing, 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.