Formerly R Griggs Group. Makers of the famous Dr Martens boots. Came close to bankruptcy in 2003, when it cut jobs in the UK and moved manufacturing to China. Acquired by investment firm Permira in 2013. Became a public company in 2021. The brand is operated by Accent Group in Australia and New Zealand.
|Dr Martens plc||UK||website|
| Permira Holdings Ltd
owns 43% of Dr Martens plc
Private equity firm
Founded in 1985 and has made over 250 private equity investments. Operates throughout Europe, Japan and the USA, controlling 44 billion EUR in assets.
|Dr Martens plc|
As listed on the We Mean Business website, this company has committed to the following climate action initiatives: adopt a science-based emissions reduction target.
Source: We Mean Business (2021)
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 company has social responsibility claims on its website in the areas of ethical trade, environment (product and operations) and community support.
Source: company website (2020)
This company is a member of the Leather Working Group, a multi-stakeholder group who's objective is to develop and maintain a protocol that assesses the compliance and environmental performance of tanners and promotes sustainable and appropriate environmental business practices within the leather industry.
Source: Leather Working Group (2022)
California, the UK and Australia have all enacted legislation requiring companies operating within their borders to disclose their efforts to eradicate modern slavery from their operations and supply chains. Follow the link to see this company's disclosure statement.
Source: company website (2021)
Business & Human Rights Resource Centre digital platform presents news and allegations relating to the human rights impact of over 20,000 companies. Their enhanced Company Dashboards also include financial information, key data points based on corporate policies, and scores from prominent civil society benchmarks. Follow the link and use the search function to view this company's dashboard.
Source: BHRRC (2022)
The 2022 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 human rights and environmental policies, practices and impacts. Brands owned by this company scored 30%, signifying it is doing a bit more than the others when it comes to having policies and commitments in place and auditing and reporting activities, but could be doing more. The average score was 24% and the highest score was 78%.
Source: Fashion Revolution (2022)
|Revenue||672 million GBP (2020)|
|Address||Northamptonshire, United Kingdom|
Products / BrandsDr Martens
Dr Martens Mens Shoes
Dr Martens Womens Shoes
Dr Martens Work Boots