To show it means business the fast fashion firm should offer more than an ‘update’
The first boardroom rule when commissioning an independent review after an alleged scandal is to commit to publishing the final document in its entirety. If the aim is transparency, there should be no half measures.
Boohoo failed on this front on Tuesday. The fast fashion group has asked Alison Levitt QC to investigate the supply chain in Leicester, but it hasn’t promised to put her report in the public domain in full. Instead, the company will “provide an update on the findings” in September. That’s not enough. The stance invites the suspicion that Boohoo will crow about the parts of the report it likes and massage the bad bits.