Our organization has calculated a greenhouse gas baseline, using EPA Climate Leaders, Carbon Disclosure Project and an Environmental Footprint assessment we conducted in 2009. This baseline helps to define a starting point against which future progress can be measured.
Our organization is developing a GHG-reduction plan, or Climate Action Plan, in order to minimize GHG emissions. We have set a GHG/carbon reduction goal of reducing our emissions 20% from a 2008 baseline by 2015 at our owned and operated facilities in North America.
Our organization has staff members responsible for addressing internal sustainability issues. We have a Director of Environmental Affairs who reports to the VP of Social and Environmental Responsibility. This position is based in San Francisco and focused on overall environmental sustainability strategy for owned and operated facilities and supply chain. We have a Manager of Environmental Affairs based in San Francisco who focuses primarily on owned and operated facilities. We have an Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Manager based in China who focuses on on-the-ground implementation of supply chain sustainability initiatives as well as field EHS training and compliance. Finally, we have an EHS Specialist based in Mexico focused on on-the-ground implementation of supply chain sustainability initiatives as well as field EHS training and compliance. Finally, we have a team of approximately 50 Social Responsibility Specialists in the field that supports EHS compliance and implementation of on-the-ground initiatives.
Our company executes the following internal GHG-reducing actions:
Employee Transportation Incentives
Our organization engages employees around sustainability and provides them with sustainable employee benefits. We do this by:
Environmental factors are important to our organization when selecting an office space. When doing so, we take the following environmental factors into account:
Our company has made supply chain improvements in the following areas:
Our organization engages clients on climate issues through:
Our organization engages employees on climate issues through:
Our organization has invited non-member companies to participate in BC3 events as guests. Increasing BC3's membership and network helps us develop a critical mass of businesses to fight climate change. Our organization would also be willing to share our experience about our community leadership as a member of BC3.
We actively engage with policy members by:
Our organization takes a public position on climate policy, which can be found at:
Our organization is engaged in industry advocacy, business coalitions, supply chain management or other initiatives as related to climate change. We have worked with Ceres, BSR, NRDC, BICEP.
Over the past year, members of our organization have collaborated with other BC3 members by attending BC3 events.
Our organization has staff with expertise in the following areas that they would be willing to share with other members:
Our organization uses the following communication tools, which provide avenues for communication and discussion on climate-related news and issues among BC3 members:
We are willing to provide the following resources within the BC3 network:
Our organization shares its greenhouse gas baseline publicly at www.gapinc.com/socialresponsibility. Our organization communicates progress on its climate goals:
Our organization reports our baseline, goals and progress to EPA Climate Leaders and Carbon Disclosure Project. This creates a public record of our sustainability measures as well as the benchmarks our activities against peers and competitors.