July 30 (Reuters) – Online fashion retailer Boohoo (BOOH.L) said on Friday it would move all of its suppliers to a new auditing model over the next 12 months in its latest effort to address failings brought to light in media reports a year ago.
The London-listed company commissioned a review last July following British media reports about factory working conditions and low pay in Leicester in central England.
The Sunday Times newspaper reported at the time that workers in a factory there were making clothes destined for Boohoo were being paid as little as 3.50 pounds ($4.89) an hour.
Boohoo in March announced it was consolidating its list of British suppliers after accepting recommendations of the review.
“Suppliers are visited more frequently, sub-contracting has been removed, products can only be purchased from our approved supplier list; mandatory whistle-blower helplines have been installed at every supplier,” Boohoo said on Friday.
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Reporting by Pushkala Aripaka in Bengaluru; editing by Jason Neely
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