Boohoo report reveals factory fire risk among supply chain failings

Retailer apologises after ‘endemic’ problems found across Leicester suppliers

Boohoo has apologised after a damning report found “endemic” problems across Leicester garment factories in its supply chain, where workers faced serious health and safety violations, including life-threatening fire risks, and were paid less than the minimum wage.

The independent review, which was commissioned by Boohoo but conducted by Alison Levitt QC, found unacceptable working conditions, where some cramped factories had fallen into disrepair and had no open fire escapes.

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