A commitment to equality, opportunity and connection
Since our founding, we’ve embraced core company values that include celebrating individuality and diversity and treating all people equally—with respect, dignity and fairness.
As one of the world’s leading apparel retailers, we see an opportunity to stand alongside other leaders and work toward greater fairness for everyone. We feel it is important to take public positions on issues that matter to our employees, our customers and our business. In this way, we can champion the ideals of our founders and contribute to broader cultural change.
Our commitment is embedded in our Code of Business Conduct (COBC), which includes a zero-tolerance policy for any form of discrimination, harassment or retaliation. This policy applies to our employees, applicants, customers and business partners.
Creating opportunities for women is deeply embedded in our culture. From store managers to brand CEOs, women have long played an important role in running and growing each of our brands. Women make up over 70% of our employees, serve as a majority of our global store managers and serve equally as our brand leaders.
Our CEO signed the CEO Action Pledge for Diversity and Inclusion and since then we have been rolling out unconscious bias training across our enterprise. From workshops to store leadership platforms, we have been focused on training our teams on what unconscious bias is and how it can influence how we interact with our teams and our customers.
Gap Inc. was the only U.S. retailer, and one of only 104 companies across 10 sectors, to be listed in the 2018 Bloomberg Gender Equality Index, which measures gender equality across internal company statistics, employee policies, external community support and engagement and gender-conscious product offerings.
This council serves as a vehicle for influencing organizational change by serving as an advisory board, helping the business and decision makers understand the complexities and nuances of the work and the benefits of successful integration.
Gap Inc. employees from diverse backgrounds developed Business Resource Groups, which provide opportunities for cross-cultural learning, mentoring and relationship building. They exist to encourage belonging, foster awareness of underrepresented groups, and provide personal and professional development.