Date of Submission
Open Access Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
2022 Alexandra M Futterman
Gap Inc. is the third-largest American retailer. Founded in 1969, Gap Inc. holds four brands, Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy and Athleta. In the late 1990s and early 2000s Gap Inc. made headlines for child labor abuses along with many other large brands. After this negative attention, Gap Inc. began developing policies and practices to combat ethical supply chain issues. These policies included a Human Rights Policy, a Code of Vendor Conduct, working conditions standards, and even capacity building programs that boarded company reaches into communities they touch. In conjunction with the policies Gap Inc. has published several social responsibility reports that have displayed the outcomes of their policies. Overall, this thesis explores how Gap Inc. policies and practices have developed since receiving negative media attention and how Gap Inc. compares in a fashion industry that does not play fair.
Futterman, Alexandra, "How a Supply Chain Stumble Changes a Company’s Policies and Progress 20 years Later: A Case Study of Gap Inc." (2022). CMC Senior Theses. 3072.
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