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Gap pledges 20% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2015


San Francisco -- Gap Monday today released its fifth Social and Environmental Responsibility report, a comprehensive update on its supply chain operations, environmental programs and community investment efforts from 2009 to 2010.

In the report, the company committed to reducing the absolute greenhouse gas emissions from its operations in the United States by 20% by 2015, when compared with 2008 levels. This follows an earlier 20% decrease in greenhouse gas emissions from 2003 to 2008.

Reducing the environmental impact of the company’s operations remains a top priority in the years ahead. Gap reported that 100% of its branded denim is made in compliance with the company’s Water Quality System, ensuring the wastewater from the laundries is properly treated before being discharged.

Another program highlighted in the report -- Gap’s P.A.C.E. program (Personal Advancement and Career Enhancement) -- has helped more than 5,000 female factory workers gain life and work skills education, that benefit them both at home and at work. This award-winning, proprietary program is now in place in Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Vietnam, and will be expanded to Bangladesh later this ye

The full online report can be viewed here.

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