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Why Being "Green" Means so Much to Gap Inc.

CompanyKindley Walsh Lawlor, VP, Social and EnvironmentalComment

During a recent interview, Maya Albanese with asked me the question, “Why do you feel strongly about working for social and environmental responsibility in the business?” That was easy to answer.

I’m a mom with two young kids. We recycle. We compost. We grow vegetables at home. 

And when I’m at work, I have a personal passion and interest in ensuring that Gap Inc. is doing its part to reduce its impact on the environment as well. We have a responsibility to ensure we’re using our resources wisely – not just for the environment, but for the long-term health of our business.

Our new Social and Environmental Responsibility Report outlines the work we’ve done to protect the environment, and the work we as an industry still have to do.

In it, you’ll read about our commitment to reduce our absolute GHG emissions in our U.S. operations by 2015, based on 2008 levels.

I’m not the only one who feels strongly about working for social and environmental responsibility. Our employees put together this video called “Behind the Seams” which describes how we all aim to improve lives and protect the environment.