December 2010 | Angeline Albert
Mike Mikkelborg starts work
as New Look’s group sourcing director on 4 January after leaving Gant earlier
this month. He succeeds New Look’s former group sourcing director Alan Osborne.
In his new role, Mikkelborg
will be responsible for the clothing retailer’s procurement, including ethical
assurance and quality monitoring.
Look appointed an external auditor to examine its supply chain practices in
following allegations of poor workers’ treatment at a factory in Leicester,
sub-contracted by one of the retailer’s supplier. New Look said it does not
permit sub-contracting, to ensure suppliers comply with its guidelines and to
New Look is a member of the Ethical Trading Initiative, an alliance of
companies working to improve workers’ lives.