Retail Apparel Group
Malaysian private equity firm Navis Capital bought 80% of this company from Champ Ventures in 2011, with founder Steven Leibowitz owning most of the remainder. Navis sold the company to South Africa's Foschini Group in 2017. Operates about 380 stores.
|Retail Apparel Group Pty Ltd||AUS||website|
| The Foschini Group Ltd
owns 80% of Retail Apparel Group Pty Ltd
|Retail Apparel Group Pty Ltd|
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)
C+ 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)
|The Foschini Group Ltd|
In 2019, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) asked companies to provide data about their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate climate change risk. Responding companies are scored across four key areas: disclosure; awareness; management; and leadership. This company received a CDP Climate Change Score of B.
Source: CDP (2019)
In 2019, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) asked companies to provide data about their efforts to manage and govern freshwater resources. Responding companies are scored on six key metrics: transparency; governance & strategy; measuring & monitoring; risk assessment; targets & goals; and value chain engagement. This company received a CDP Water Security Score of F.
Source: CDP (2019)
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 14%, signifying it makes some efforts to manage and improve their supply chains but make little supply chain information publicly available. The average score was 23% and the highest score was 73%.
Source: Fashion Revolution (2020)
This company received an S&P Global ESG Score of 22/100 in the Retailing category of the 2019 SAM Corporate Sustainability Assessment, an annual evaluation of companies' sustainability practices. The rankings are based on an analysis of corporate economic, environmental and social performance, assessing issues such as corporate governance, risk management, environmental reporting, climate strategy, human rights and labour practices.
Source: S&P Global (2019)
Follow the link to see details of this company's Corporate Social Investment initiative.
Source: company website (2017)
|Employees||2,670 in 2016|
|Address||Level 1, 409 George St, Waterloo, NSW, 2017, Australia|
|Phone||02 9699 0888|
|Fax||02 9319 0212|
Products / BrandsRetail Apparel Group
Connor Menswear (casual)
Johnny Bigg Menswear (casual)
Tarocash Menswear (casual)
yd. Menswear (casual)