Gap Inc.'s Ethical Procurement Practices

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Case Code : BECG103
Case Length : 18 Pages
Period : 1997-2009
Pub Date : 2009
Teaching Note :Not Available
Organization : Gap Inc.
Industry : Retailing
Countries : US, India

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This was the third time in a row that Gap had featured on this list. According to Alex Brigham, Executive Director of the Ethisphere Institute, "Gap Inc. has proven to be one of the world leaders in upholding high ethical standards, making it a true standout in its industry. The competition for the 2009 World's Most Ethical Companies was very strong and we applaud Gap Inc. and their genuine commitment to ethical leadership and social responsibility."6 In 2009, Gap was also among Corporate Responsibility Officer's (CRO)7 Best Corporate citizens8 and featured on the list at the 24th position (as against the 61st position in 2008).

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The company was the first among the retail companies on CRO's list and this was the fourth consecutive year that it was finding a place on it. CRO ranked companies on their performance in seven areas - environment, climate change, human rights, philanthropy, employee relations, finance, and governance...

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6] "Gap Inc. Recognized as One of World's Most Ethical Companies,", April 17, 2009.
7] CRO is a membership organization for corporate responsibility officers.
8] CRO ranked companies based on shareholders, community, governance, diversity, employees, environment, human rights, and product.


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