“Campaigners welcome potential Boohoo US import ban after slave labour allegations”
Speaking to Sky News, the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner, Dame Sara Thornton comments on a potential ban on US imports where there have been allegations of labour abuse for some brands.
"Campaigners welcome potential Boohoo US import ban after slave labour allegations" (Sky News, 02/03/21)
"The UK's anti-slavery commissioner Sara Thornton said: "Lawyers, or civil society organisations, whoever is concerned, are perfectly entitled to use every lever they have and if they think they've got a case then they are entitled to approach Customs and Border Protection.
"Always with issues of labour abuse there's a choice - you can ask companies to do the right thing or you can force them."
She added: "One of the issues Leicester reveals is that the brand - in this case Boohoo - has no legal responsibility for what happens in its suppliers and I think that's a concern and a lot of people in the UK think the law needs to be strengthened so they are in some way more responsible for what happens in their supply chains."