Boohoo joins Fast Forward to ensure sustainable supply chains

Boohoo is reported to have joined the sustainable supply chain improvement programme, joining companies such as Next, M&S, Fred Perry and Asos.

The move comes as the company continues to distance itself from its supply chain issues following allegations of below minimum wage pay at suppliers and Sir Brian Leveson’s reports, the third of which has recently been published.

Fast Forward is a supply chain labour standards improvement programme that works for suppliers and service providers to address concerns of exploitative practices in UK fast fashion being undetected by existing social compliance audits.

The initiative includes a forensic audit process to uncover audit evasion and hidden exploitation including indicators of forced labour and assesses adherence to employment laws and across ethical labour standards requirements.

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