Boohoo has today launched an independent review into its supply chain.

The review follows reports of low pay and unsafe conditions at supplier’s factories.

The review will be led by Alison Levitt QC and Brian Small, the company’s deputy chairman.

The process is to look into supplier compliance with minimum wage regulations, compliance with COVID-19 regulations, working hours and record keeping of right to work documentation and contracts of employment.

Boohoo intends to have the review published by July this year.

Yesterday saw Asos, Next, Very and Zalando drop the brand amid allegations of ‘modern slavery’ at a warehouse in Leicester.

It followed claims in the Sunday Times that staff at a factory are being paid £3.50 per hour to work in poor conditions. The brands did not appear on their websites on Tuesday. It was also claimed that the Leicester factory was operating last week without any additional health measures in place, after the city and surrounding areas were placed into lockdown following a surge of Covid-19 cases.

The fast-fashion brand had more than £1.5 billion slashed from its stock market value on Monday, after the allegations came to light.





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