Boohoo has launched an independent review into its UK supply chain and committed to invest £10m to “eradicate supply chain malpractice” as pressure over modern-day slavery allegations mounts.
In an update to the City this morning, Boohoo said it had been “shocked and appalled by the recent allegations” and would be launching an “immediate independent review of our UK supply chain” led by barrister Alison Levitt QC.
The review will focus on Boohoo supplier compliance with minimum wage regulations, coronavirus social distancing guidelines, working hours, record keeping and right-to-work documentation and contracts.
Boohoo also set out a timeline for the review, with terms of reference to be published by the end of the month. The retailer said it would then update the markets on the review at its half-year results in September and that the full findings of the review could be published in May/June 2021.
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