Premier Brands Group
Clothing and accessories
Formerly Nine West and The Jones Group. Acquired by Sycamore Partners in 2013. Emerged from bankruptcy in 2019 and renamed Premier Brands Group (formerly Nine West). Divisions include One Jeanswear Group, The Jewelry Group, Kasper Group and Anne Klein. The Nine West brand itself was sold to Authentic Brands Group in 2018.
|Premier Brands Group Holdings LLC||USA|
|Premier Brands Group Holdings LLC|
This company has signed the Cotton Pledge with the Responsible Sourcing Network, signifying a public commitment to not knowingly source Uzbek cotton for the manufacturing of any of their products until the Government of Uzbekistan ends the practice of forced labor in its cotton sector. The Uzbek government uses local government officials, hospital directors, and school presidents to mobilize workers; and detains and tortures human rights defenders seeking to monitor the harvests.
Source: As You Sow (2019)
This company received a score of 0/100 (retrieved 10-Oct-2020) in the Corporate Information Transparency Index (CITI), a system for evaluating supply chain practices in China, particularly in regards to environmental management and water pollution. Scores are calculated using government compliance data, online monitoring data, and third-party environmental audits, as well as trends in the environmental performance of factories in the company's supply chains.
Source: IPE (2020)
The 2020 Fashion Transparency Index reviewed 250 of the world's largest fashion brands and retailers and ranked them according to how much they disclose about their social and environmental policies, practices and impacts. Brands owned by this company scored 3%, signifying it has little to no information about their supply chain practices or policies available to the public. The average score was 23% and the highest score was 73%.
Source: Fashion Revolution (2020)
This 2011 report by the Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights reveals how scores of young Sri Lankan women sewing clothing for Walmart, Hanes and Jones Group at a garment factory in Jordan have suffered routine sexual abuse and repeated rapes, and in some cases even torture. In addition to this workers are housed in bed bug infested dorms lacking heat or hot water, and had been routinely beaten, underpaid and forced to work excessive hours. [Listed under Information due to age of report]
Source: Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights (2011)
This company has taken angora items off the shelves and promised not to use angora again, following a PETA campaign launched in Dec 2013 which revealed the cruelty inflicted on angora rabbits in Chinese factory farms, where 90% of the world's angora is produced.
Source: PETA (2018)
This 2010 report by As You Sow, "Toward a Safe, Just Workplace: Apparel Supply Chain Compliance Programs", provides a scorecard and report focus on company programs such as: factory auditing, remediation, continuous improvement, collaboration, company management accountability, and transparency. This company received a C- rating.
Source: As You Sow (2010)
OpenSecrets.org tracks the influence of money on U.S. politics, and how that money affects policy and citizens' lives. Follow link to see this company's record of political donations, lobbying, outside spending and more.
Source: Open Secrets (2014)
|Employees||6.000 in 2017|
|Address||New York, New York, USA|