About the Company:
It was founded in 1969 by Donald Fisher and Doris F. Fisher and is headquartered in San Francisco, California. As of September 2008, the company has approximately 135,000 employees and operates 3,727 stores worldwide, of which 2,406 are located in the U.S.
Doris and Don Fisher opened the first Gap store in 1969 with a simple idea — to make it easier to find a pair of jeans and a commitment to do more. Over the last 46 years, the company has grown from a single store to a global fashion business with five brands — Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Athleta, and Intermix. Gap’s clothes are available in 90 countries worldwide through 3,300 company-operated stores, almost 400 franchise stores, and e-commerce sites and are still growing.
Gap has set ambitious goals for 2020, including a 50% absolute reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in owned and operated facilities globally and to divert 80% of the waste from landfills for our U.S. facilities.