Bought by Soloman Lew's Premier Investments in August 2008. Brands include Just Jeans, Jay Jays, Portmans, Jacqui E, Peter Alexander, Dotti and Smiggle. They operate over 950 stores.
| Premier Investments Ltd
owns 100% of Just Group
| Century Plaza Investments Pty Ltd
owns 42% of Premier Investments Ltd
Signatory to the Australian Packaging Covenant, a voluntary agreement to encourage waste minimisation.
[Source 2017][More on Packaging]
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 2019][More on Human Rights]
This company has signed the 'Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh', a program endorsed by Bangladeshi and international unions and labor rights organizations. The ground-breaking program includes independent safety inspections with public reports, mandatory factory building renovations, the obligation by brands and retailers to underwrite the cost of repairs, and a vital role for workers and their unions all in a legally-binding, enforceable agreement.
[Source 2019][More on Workers Rights]
Oxfam Australia's Company Tracker compares the big clothing brands on their efforts to pay a living wage to the women working in their factories. This company has not published a list of its supplier factories, has not made a public commitment to paying living wages, and does not have a satisfactory grievance mechanism in place for workers to report violations of their rights.
[Source 2019][More on Workers Rights]
Oxfam is calling on Just Group to sign up to the Bangladesh Fire and Safety Accord, publicly release a list of its supplier factories, organise independent audits of workers' conditions including off-site meetings with workers, ensure workers overseas are paid a living wage, and fully implement the ban on denim sandblasting.
[Source 2015][More on Workers Rights]
This company has been criticised for offensive advertising. In 2013 the Advertising Standards Bureau upheld complaints about a poster ad by this company on the grounds that it breached advertising codes. The ads were subsequently discontinued or modified.
[Source 2013][More on Irresponsible Marketing]
Oxfam Australia's 2016 Transparency Scorecard investigates 12 of Australia's major fashion retailers and reveals which ones have published the names and locations of their factories. This company has not published any of their overseas suppliers' names or addresses.
[Source 2016][More on Governance]
This company has publicly banned sandblasting. Sandblasting is a dangerous and deadly process which involves workers firing sand at jeans under high pressure. It has been known to kill workers within months as the inhalation of large amounts of silica dust generated during sandblasting causes silicosis, a potentially lethal pulmonary disease.
[Source 2012][More on Workers Rights]
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 2015][More on Animal Rights]
This company is a member of the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety, a legally binding, five-year commitment to improve safety in Bangladeshi ready-made garment factories. The Alliance aims to improve worker safety in the Bangladesh garment industry by upgrading factories, educating workers and management, empowering workers, and building institutions that can enforce and maintain safe working conditions throughout Bangladesh. However it lacks an important enforcement mechanism included in the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, and unlike the Accord, the Alliance has not received the endorsement of the ILO.
[Source 2016][More on Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives]
C+ grade in the Baptist World Aid Australia's 'Ethical Fashion Report 2018', which grades companies, from A to F, on the strength of their systems to mitigate against the risks of forced labour, child labour, and exploitation in their supply chains. Assessment criteria fall into four main categories: policies, knowing suppliers, auditing and supplier relationships, and worker empowerment.
[Source 2018][More on Workers Rights]
|Premier Investments Ltd|
This 2013 report by The Australian Council of Superannuation Investors (ACSI) investigates the labour and human rights risks in supply chain sourcing. This company is identified on page 21 as a company which sources products from countries with known systemic labour and human rights concerns.
[Source 2013][More on Human Rights]
|Company Structure||Unlisted public company|
|Address||658 Church St, Richmond , VIC, 3121, Australia|
|Phone||03 9420 0200|
Products / BrandsJust Group
Dotti Womens Fashion
Jacqui E Womens Fashion
Jay Jays Youth Fashion
Just Jeans Womens Fashion
Just Jeans Menswear (casual)
Just Jeans Denim
Peter Alexander Underwear/Socks/Sleepwear
Portmans Womens Fashion