Report by Alison Levitt QC criticises the fashion retailer’s board for presiding over “unacceptable” working conditions posing “a significant risk of disaster”.
This week will have been a chastening experience for board members at Boohoo, the fashion retailer. After controversy in the summer over the treatment of workers in its supply chain, an independent review has found that problems in the company were largely down to failing to keep its governance fit for purpose. The board now has a job of work putting things right.
Undertaken by Alison Levitt, QC, the review finds there were many failings on pay and conditions for workers in supplier firms and their subcontractors.
But the most damning line comes on page 217, where Levitt emphatically asserts that the many failings on pay and conditions
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