ARJ Group Holdings is the parent entity of several subsidiary companies, including Retail Holdings, Sportsgirl, Sussan 100, Suzanne Grae and the Sussan Corporation in New Zealand. The company operates over 500 stores around Australia. Owned by Naomi Milgrom, one of Australia's richest women.
|ARJ Group Holdings Pty Ltd||AUS||website|
|ARJ Group Holdings Pty Ltd|
Signatory to the Australian Packaging Covenant, a voluntary agreement to encourage waste minimisation.
Source: Australian Packaging Covenant (2020)
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: Bangladesh Accord (2019)
In 2020 Baptist World Aid Australia released The COVID Fashion Report, a special edition of their Ethical Fashion Report. The report is framed around six COVID Fashion Commitments that ask companies to demonstrate the steps and measures they are taking to protect and support the most vulnerable workers in their supply chains. This company showed no evidence of actions that it covered any of the COVID Fashion Commitments.
Source: Baptist World Aid Australia (2020)
This company was ordered by a Supreme Court judge to pay more that $235,000 in damages to an employee subjected to bullying after returning from maternity leave. The judge said that the company failed to comply with its own bullying and harassment policy, and was scathing when the complainant was further not treated seriously or impartially and confidentiality was not respected.
Source: news article (2014)
This company won awards in 2015 and 2016 from the Australian Packaging Covenant, for demonstrating their commitment to environmental sustainability by performing 'above and beyond' in their efforts to minimise waste. This company achieved the highest overall score in their category, large Clothing, Footwear and Fashion company.
Source: Australian Packaging Covenant (2016)
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 (2015)
Sussan works with the Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) with support and fundraising. This helps the BCNA programs and services to meet ongoing needs of patients, survivors and their families. With customer support, they have raised over $2.4 million since 2006.
Source: company website (2020)
This company has social responsibility claims on its website under the headings ethical sourcing, code of conduct and social responsibility (claims include no animal testing, uzbek cotton, angora fur or azo dyes)
Source: company website (2020)
C grade in Baptist World Aid Australia's '2021 Ethical Fashion Report', which grades companies, from A to F, on the strength of their systems to mitigate against the risks of forced labour, child labour and worker exploitation in their supply chains, as well as protect the environment from the harmful impacts of the fashion industry. Assessment criteria fall into five main categories: policy & governance, tracing & risk, auditing and supplier relationships, worker empowerment and environmental sustainability.
Source: Baptist World Aid Australia (2021)
|Revenue||473 million AUD (2018)|
|Address||11 Palmer Pde, Cremourne, VIC, 3121, Australia|
|Phone||03 9413 2000|