International Safety: Gap Vows to Improve Working Conditions at Factories
The first social responsibility report issued by Gap Inc. found gaps in the occupational health and safety and human rights policies at some of the factories used by the retailing giant.
"We believe that garment and other manufacturing workers around the world deserve better than the reality that many unfortunately face," said Gap Inc. CEO and President Paul Pressler. "We recognize and embrace our duty to take a leadership role, and our first social responsibility report discusses in detail our comprehensive efforts and commitments."
As a result, the San Francisco-based company stopped doing business with 136 factories due to issues such as the use of child labor, …
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Publication information: Article title: International Safety: Gap Vows to Improve Working Conditions at Factories. Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: Occupational Hazards. Volume: 66. Issue: 6 Publication date: June 2004. Page number: 24+. © 2008 Penton Media, Inc. COPYRIGHT 2004 Gale Group.
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