Gap Inc.rightly accept Corporate Social Responsibility as one of the most important part of the business. The organization has won many awards and honors for its CSR projects and activities, in 2015 The Ethisphere Institute has named Gap Inc. as the Most Ethical Company and moreover, in 2016 Gap has won the Catalyst Award in acknowledgment of its commitment to diversity, inclusion and equality. Gap Inc.
releases Global Sustainability Report annually and it includes the details of CSR programs and initiatives engaged by the company. The below table outlines the highlights from the most recent report for 2015-2016.Categories of CSR activitiesGap Inc. CSR PerformanceSupporting local communitiesGap’s employees volunteered 558,000 hours in 2015 aloneEducating and empowering workersThe organization provides store internship and job training work preparing and store temporary jobs by its This Way Ahead program to more than 2000 young adults and teens Labor and human rightsSince last 5 years the organization raised the hourly compensation to USD 10 for more than 60,000 workersEmployee health and safetyThe organization has a concentrated online reporting system which traces all injuries and incidents. The data is examined quarterly to assess threats and develop prevention threats.
Gender equality and minoritiesP.A.C.
E. program intends to help female workers and suppliers obtain confidence and skills to advance progress at work and at home. The program intends to educate 1 million women all around the world by 2020.Gap Inc. pays equally to both men and women for equal workIn 2015, female represented more than 70 percent of senior leadership of Gap.
The organization sponsored six worker resource groups to promote inclusion and diversity.Environment a) energy consumption b) water consumption c) Wastereduction and recycling d) CO2 emissionsGap has introduced LED lights, which utilize 80 percent less energy and last 5– 10 times longer, at more than 30 percent of its U.S. storesThe organization organised Clean Water Program requiring its providers extraordinary treatment of water used to wash Gap, Banana Republic, and Old Navy denim to make sure that it is clean and safe when it leaves the denim clothing facility.Gap has declared to accomplish 80 percent waste diversion from landfill for its U.
S. facilities by 2020 in comparison to the 2015 base yearThe organization aims to accomplish 50 percent supreme diminishment of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2020 in its operated and owned facilities worldwide from 2015 levels.Sustainable sourcingGap Visits around 1,000 manufacturer every year that makes its products Beginning from 2016, the organization discloses the list of factory which produces accessories, cosmetics & clothes globally.
Other initiatives and charitable donationsOn account of Gap’s Women+Water program 17,000 individuals in India now have access to clean water. The organization partners with Natural Resources Defense Council and fabric mills fight pollution and save water.