Fashion & Beauty

Primark Joins the UN Fashion Charter
Europe, Fashion & Beauty

Primark Joins the UN Fashion Charter

29 October 2020 Primark is proud to announce that it has joined the United Nations’ Fashion Charter (UNFCCC), supporting the Charter’s net-zero ambition and committing to a 30% reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2030. In joining the Charter Primark is committing to tackling emissions from across its entire value chain, including beyond its own operations, or ‘Scope 3 emissions’, which make up the vast majority of its carbon footprint. The retailer is committed to analysing and setting a decarbonisation pathway drawing on methodologies from the Science-Based Targets Initiative. Primark has already implemented several processes across its manufacturing, distribution, and store operations to identify and reduce its carbon footprint. To reduce its Scope 1 and 2 emissio...
Fashion Revolution responds to Alison Levitt QC’s independent inquiry into Boohoo Group PLC & Leicester factory conditions
Fashion & Beauty, Health & Social

Fashion Revolution responds to Alison Levitt QC’s independent inquiry into Boohoo Group PLC & Leicester factory conditions

What were the biggest findings?   The investigation found that allegations of unacceptable working conditions and underpayment of workers are substantially true across the majority of their supply chain and that Boohoo’s monitoring of its Leicester supply chain has been inadequate for many years. The report says the Directors did not act quickly enough to address these issues because they prioritised the wellbeing of their shareholders over the wellbeing and fundamental human rights of their workers. Today’s financial results show strong revenue growth, up 45% across all geographies and brands.   Alison Levitt QC said that although the company has not committed any criminal offences, senior members of Board knew for a fact that there were serious examples of unaccepta...