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The first Australian Toys'R'Us store opened in September 1993 and used to have over 30 stores around Australia. All their stores were closed by 2018.
|Toys"R"Us Australia Pty Ltd||AUS||website|
| Toys"R"Us Inc
owns 100% of Toys"R"Us Australia Pty Ltd
|Toys"R"Us Australia Pty Ltd|
This company recalled some household cots in Oct 2014 after the ACCC found that they did not comply with the mandatory safety standard. Toys R Us also paid a $10,200 penalty and provided a court enforceable undertaking to the ACCC.
[Source 2014][More on Product Safety]
This company has been criticised for offensive advertising. In 2007 the Advertising Standards Bureau upheld complaints about a print ad by this company on the grounds that it breached advertising codes. The ad was subsequently discontinued or modified.
[Source 2007][More on Irresponsible Marketing]
Toys 'R' Us workers across Australia received $998,000 in back-pay after a Fair Work Ombudsman investigation found workers were underpaid between 2007 and 2009.
[Source 2011][More on Workers Rights]
According to data released by the Australian Tax Office in Dec 2018, this company was one of 2,159 local and foreign-based companies that paid no tax in Australia in 2016-17. Please note however that companies pay income tax on profits, not revenue (total income). While some companies use tax havens and loopholes to avoid paying their fair share of tax in Australia, other companies that paid no tax have perfectly legitimate reasons.
[Source 2018][More on Finance]
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||Wholly-owned subsidiary|