Jul 8, 2020
Boohoo starts review after Next and Asos desert it
Fast fashion brand Boohoo has ordered an independent review of its UK supply chain following reports of poor working conditions at a factory in Leicester. It comes after retailers Next and Asos dropped Boohoo goods from their stores amid claims workers were underpaid and not socially distancing. It comes after a Sunday Times report claimed workers at a Leicester factory that supplied clothes to Boohoo were paid just £3.50 an hour, while being offered no protection from coronavirus. On Tuesday, Boohoo said: "We take extremely seriously all allegations of malpractice, poor working conditions, and underpayment of workers." Boohoo also said it would spend an initial £10m "To eradicate supply chain malpractice", and was accelerating its independent third party supply chain review with ethical audit and compliance specialists, Verisio and Bureau Veritas.
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