Toys 'R' Us
Toys'R'Us, Inc. operated as a public company from 1978 until July 2005. At that time, an investment group consisting of affiliates of Bain Capital Partners LLC, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR) and Vornado Realty Trust completed an acquisition of Toys'R'Us, Inc. for $6.6 billion. Each of the investors owns an equal stake. The company filed for bankruptcy in 2017 and was later acquired by Tru Kids Brands.
|Toys 'R' Us Inc||USA||website|
| Tru Kids Brands Inc
owns 100% of Toys 'R' Us Inc
| WHP Global
owns 51% of Tru Kids Brands Inc
|Toys 'R' Us Inc|
This 2006 investigative report by China Labour Watch reveals Toys"R"Us toys are made in a sweatshop in China, where women are routinely forced to work seven days and 94 ½ hours a week, for wages of just 51 ½ cents an hour, $4.13 a day. [Listed under information due to age of report]
Source: China Labor Watch (2006)
This 2007 investigative report into a Chinese sweatshop reveals how workers are: cheated of 40% of their wages, illegally forced to work overtime, set gruelling production pace, routinely handling dangerous chemicals, and verbally abused. Their customers include Speedo, Toys 'R' Us and Carrefour. [Listed under Information due to age of report]
Source: Institute for Global Labour & Human Rights (2007)
Named in the International Labor Rights Forum's "Sweatshop Hall of Shame 2008", which highlights apparel and textile companies that use sweatshops in their global production. (Listed under information due to age of report)
Source: International Labor Rights Forum (2008)
OpenSecrets.org tracks the influence of money on U.S. politics, and how that money affects policy and citizens' lives. Follow link to see this company's record of political donations, lobbying, outside spending and more.
Source: Open Secrets (2020)
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WHP is backed by a $350 million equity commitment from funds managed by Oaktree Capital, with a leverage facility provided to WHP by funds and accounts managed by BlackRock. BlackRock has several criticisms and an overall Shop Ethical rating of 'F'. Oaktree Capital is involved with gambling.
Source: Shop Ethical (2021)
|Revenue||11.5 billion USD (2016)|
|Address||Wayne, New Jersey, USA|