Convenience store operators
Privately owned by the Withers/Barlow family. This company develops and franchises 7-Eleven stores in Australia under license from 7-Eleven Inc. of Dallas, Texas. The first Australian 7-Eleven store open in 1977, today there are 700 stores around Australia. Acquired Mobil's entire Australian network of 295 filling stations in 2010.
|7-Eleven Stores Pty Ltd||AUS||website|
| R G Withers Pty Ltd
owns 100% of 7-Eleven Stores Pty Ltd
|7-Eleven Stores Pty Ltd|
In 2018 volunteers collected and catalogued more than 187,000 pieces of trash from beach cleanups around the world to find out which corporations are contributing the most to the global plastic pollution problem. This company ranked among the top 10 plastic polluters in the world, even though they only operate within Australia.
[Source 2018][More on Oceans]
A 2015 investigation by Fairfax Media & Four Corners revealed that this company is ruthlessly rorting wages of its workers. Many workers are paid as little as $10 per hour, and up to two-thirds of its stores are ripping off their workers. The range of apparently illegal activity by franchisees extends beyond wage fraud and includes blackmail and withholding passports and drivers licences of staff.
[Source 2015][More on Workers Rights]
In June 2014 the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) commenced an Inquiry into allegations that significant underpayment of wages and falsification of employment records were occurring across much of this company's network. The report released in April 2016 found concerning levels of non-compliance with the Fair Work Act 2009 and Fair Work Regulations 2009, including instances of deliberate manipulation of records to disguise underpayment of wages. The Inquiry found 7-Elevens approach to workplace matters, while ostensibly promoting compliance, did not adequately detect or address deliberate non-compliance and as a consequence compounded it.
[Source 2016][More on Governance]
In June 2017 this company was fined more than $7000 by Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) for failing to remove hydrocarbons from groundwater beneath a Newport premises in a timely manner.
[Source 2017][More on Habitats]
This company has been criticised for offensive advertising. In 2012 the Advertising Standards Bureau upheld complaints about a print ad by this company on the grounds that it breached advertising codes. The ads were subsequently discontinued or modified.
[Source 2012][More on Irresponsible Marketing]
In 2017 about 3,600 7-Eleven workers were paid out $150 million since revelations of under-payments and poor record-keeping.
[Source 2017][More on Workers Rights]
|R G Withers Pty Ltd|
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|Company Structure||Private company|
|Revenue||$2.2 billion in 2013|
|# Employees||420 in 2018|
|Address||357 Ferntree Gully Rad, Mount Waverley, VIC, 3150, Australia|
|Phone||03 9541 0711|
Products / Brands7-Eleven Australia
7-Eleven Fuel & Convenience Stores
Worker's paradise or black labour haven?
2nd Oct 2015 — It's not just 7-Eleven inderpaying temporary foreign workers. It's rampant in businesses across Australia. [source]