We established our company in 1969 with a brand called Gap and a promise to make it easy to buy a great pair of jeans. Since then, our family of brands has grown to include Banana Republic, Old Navy, Piperlime, and Athleta.
Today, we’re one of the world’s largest specialty retailers — with approximately 134,000 employees and 3,200 company-owned stores across Canada, China, France, Ireland, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States. We also have approximately 200 franchise stores from Australia to Moscow and have expanded the online availability of our products from 1 to 90 countries. As we've expanded, so have our goals for the impact we want to make as a responsible company.
Social and environmental responsibility continues to be integral to our company’s success. It helps to improve the company’s employee engagement, operational efficiency, productivity, and ultimately, our profitability. In addition, we encourage the brands in our corporate family to go above and beyond these fundamentals in ways that best serve their customers and communities. Our brands each have unique opportunities to implement their own ideas, from exploring ways to make their clothes more sustainable to fostering a culture that supports responsible business practices.