Australian fashion retailer selling local and international brands through its network of 65 stores. Founded by two brothers in Brisbane in 1999, and sold to a consortium of three Australian private equity investors (Five V Capital, Catalyst and BBRC Worldwide) in 2018 for $72.7 million. In 2020 the company was listed publicly on the ASX.
|Universal Store Pty Ltd||AUS||website|
|Universal Store Pty Ltd|
D 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)
This company has numerous corporate governance statements on its website, including 'Sustainability Approach'.
Source: company website (2021)
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 (2020)
|Revenue||$211 million AUD (2021)|
Products / BrandsUniversal Store
Universal Store Clothing Stores