Boohoo has detailed exactly what the focus of its independent investigation into working practices at its supplier in Leicester will be.
Boohoo, which also owns PrettyLittleThing, Nasty Gal and Miss Pap has unveiled the ‘terms of reference’ for its upcoming review which will be led Alison Levitt QC.
The independent review, set to be launched in September, is a response to an exposé published by the Sunday Times which accused the retailer of paying factory workers just £3.50 an hour.
Today the retailer announced that it planned to establish the following four points in its investigation:
- 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 Group monitored its supply chain in Leicester and had knowledge of the allegations;
- To consider the Group’s compliance with the relevant law; and
- To make recommendations for the future in response to those findings
The report will be completed by September 15 and its findings will be published as part of Boohoo’s half year results at the end of the month.
Yesterday it was reported that Boohoo will now take manufacturing into its own hands and establish a high-tech factory in Leicester, creating 250 jobs.