As a company, we have never shied away from standing up for what we believe is right – and that includes the issue of gun violence prevention.
Our CEO, Chip Bergh, has been a vocal advocate on the issue for years now, dating back to 2016 when he made the request of consumers not to bring in guns into our stores, and as recently as January of this year when he joined other CEOs in support of H.R. 8, The Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019, to require background checks on all gun sales.
In September 2018, the company stepped up its gun violence prevention support, including the establishment of the Safer Tomorrow Fund, directing more than $1 million in philanthropic grants to support nonprofits and youth activists working to end gun violence in America.
Anna Walker, vice president of our Global Public Affairs team, gives us more insight into our gun violence prevention efforts in our latest “Give Me a Minute” installment.