Gap has not publicly fired employees or canceled contracts due to religious or political beliefs. However, it does not offer viewpoint protections to employees, and the company uses its corporate reputation to advance ideological causes and policies. Gap uses its corporate funds to indirectly support Planned Parenthood and GenderCool an LGBTQ organization. To its credit Gap has not used its PAC for ideological purposes, and does not discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving. It has not reliably stayed away from ideological causes or pledged to serve all clients regardless of views. For these reasons, Gap Inc. receives a High Risk rating.
Has denied service to customers, suppliers, or vendors due to their political views or religious beliefs OR corporately boycotts, divests, or sanctions regions, people groups, or industries.
Gap has not publicly terminated business relationships due to religious beliefs or political views. The company received a score of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index from the Human Rights Campaign. Among other requirements, this means Gap has pledged to vet vendors based on LGBTQ policies (1).
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Despite saying that the company will not match gifts to religious organizations, Gap will donate to religious charities (including programs run by a house of worship) that “perform a social service” (1).
Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.
Gap does not protect its employees from viewpoint discrimination (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Gap has signed open letters in support of the Equality Act and supporting transgender participation in youth sports (1)(2). Gap has embraced the Black Lives Matter movement, including launching a billboard in Times Square in June 2020 in the wake of the events surrounding George Floyd (3). Gap opposed the Florida Parental Rights in Education Act, which prohibits teaching gender identity and sexual orientation in schools to kids in K-3rd grade (4). Gap partnered with artists to create a Pride Month collection and has a partnership with UN Free & Equal (5).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Uses corporate political contributions for ideological, non-business purposes.
Gap has not used its PAC for ideological purposes and has not donated to ideological PACs (1).
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March 29, 2023
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