Following the allegations of modern slavery in Boohoo’s supply chain in recent weeks, the fashion giant has announced the details of an independent review of its operations.

The review will be led by Alison Levitt QC to consider Boohoo’s “obligations and relevant duties of care in relation to the workforce in its Leicester supply chain”. 

Levitt will produce a full report, including recommendations for Boohoo to consider, by September 15.

Boohoo is expected to provide an update on the findings of the report with its half-year results on September 30.

The core objectives of the review are:

  • To investigate the allegations made in relation to the Leicester supply chain and determine whether they are well-founded
  • If they are, to consider the extent to which the Boohoo group monitored its Leicester supply chain and had knowledge of the allegations
  • To consider the group’s compliance with the relevant law
  • To make recommendations for the future in response to those findings

Boohoo deputy chair and senior independent director Brian Small said: “We believe this demonstrates how seriously we, as a board, are treating the recent allegations into our supply chain. The group is committed to delivering the highest standards of ethics, compliance and transparency.”

The news follows Boohoo’s announcement yesterday that it plans to build a “model factory” in Leicester to complement its current supply chain.