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.
The Mind the Store Campaign has ranked 30 major US retailers on their efforts to eliminate toxic chemicals from consumer products. This company received a grade of F.
[Source 2017][More on Product Safety]
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 2006][More on Workers Rights]
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 2007][More on Workers Rights]
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 2008][More on Workers Rights]
This company recognises and supports the ICTI CARE Process, the toy industry's ethical manufacturing program aimed at ensuring safe and humane workplace environments for toy factory workers worldwide. However human rights groups including SOMO and China Labor Watch have criticised ICTI Care, with investigators finding serious labour rights violations occurring in ICTI-certified factories.
[Source 2018][More on Workers Rights]
The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 (SB 657) requires companies operating in California to disclose their efforts to eradicate slavery and human trafficking from their direct supply chains. KnowTheChain.org has examined this company's disclosure statement and concluded that it addresses the majority of SB 657 requirements. Follow the link to see this company's disclosure statement.
[Source 2013][More on Human Rights]
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.
|Company Structure||Private company|
|Revenue||US$13.6 billion in 2009|
|Subsidiaries||Toys"R"Us Australia Pty Ltd|
|Address||Wayne, New Jersey, USA|