R M Williams
Clothing and footwear
Acquired for $190 million in 2020 by private equity group Tattarang, owned by Australian mining tycoon Andrew Forest. The company was owned by LVMH from 2013 to 2020.
|R M Williams Holdings Ltd||AUS||website|
| Tattarang Pty Ltd
owns 100% of R M Williams Holdings Ltd
|R M Williams Holdings Ltd|
B- grade in the Baptist World Aid Australia's 'Ethical Fashion Report 2019', 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: policies, transparency and traceability, auditing and supplier relationships, worker empowerment and environmental management.
Source: Baptist World Aid Australia (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)
In 2016 this company was fined $90,000 over serious burns to a worker after admitting to its second breach of workplace safety laws in eight years.
Source: news article (2016)
This company was previously accredited and licensed to display the 'Ethical Clothing Australia' Trade Mark on their Australian-made garments, which ensures Australian workers receive fair wages and decent conditions. Their accreditation ceased in Sept 2018.
Source: Ethical Clothing Australia (2018)
|Tattarang Pty Ltd|
Minderoo Foundation is independent, forward thinking and seeks effective, scalable solutions. Based in Australia, they are one of Asia's largest philanthropies, with $2 billion committed to a range of global initiatives.
Source: company website (2020)
In February 2013, Andrew and Nicola Forrest were the first Australasian signatories to join the Giving Pledge - a commitment by some of the world's wealthiest individuals and families to dedicate the majority of their wealth to philanthropy. The campaign has founded by Bill Gates and Warren Buffett in 2009. The pledge is a moral commitment to give, not a legal contract.
Source: Giving Pledge (2014)
This company has a climate policy on its website which claims to be assessing emissions from investments, activities and operations to provide data for action.
Source: company website (2020)
A spokesman from this company said in 2014 that Minderoo "would also like to expand into the live export trade, but was mindful of animal welfare concerns."
Source: news article (2014)
|Employees||900 in 2020|
|Address||121 Frost Road, Salisbury, SA, 5108, Australia|
|Phone||08 8259 1007|
|Freecall||1800 339 532|
Products / BrandsR M Williams
R M Williams Mens Shoes
R M Williams Work Boots
R M Williams Menswear (casual)
R M Williams Womens Fashion