Violation Tracker Parent Company Summary

Parent Company Name: 
Rio Tinto
Ownership Structure: 
publicly traded (ticker symbol RIO)
Headquartered in: 
Britain
Industry: 
mining
Penalty total since 2000: 
$25,594,269
Number of records: 
63
Top 10 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
environmental violation$21,911,2997
labor relations violation$3,026,8976
workplace safety or health violation$544,07143
benefit plan administrator violation$60,0022
railroad safety violation$52,0005
Notes: 

Parent-subsidiary linkages are based on relationships current as of the latest revision listed in the Update Log, which may vary from what was the case when a violation occurred. The penalty dollar total above may be adjusted to account for the fact that the list of entries below may include both agency records and settlement announcements for the same case; or else a penalty covering multiple locations may be listed in the individual records for each of the facilities. Duplicate penalty amounts are marked with an asterisk in the list below.

Associated Names: 

ALCAN ALUMINUM; ALCAN ALUMINUM ET AL; ALCAN PACKAGING BAY AREA COMPLEX; ALCAN SMELTERS AND CHEM; KENNECOTT; KENNECOTT BARNEYS CANYON MINING; KENNECOTT COPPER; PECHINEY; PECHINEY CAST PLATE; PECHINEY PLASTICS PACKAGING ET AL; RIO TINTO; RIO TINTO MINERALS US BORAX; US BORAX

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For an overview of this company's accountability track record, read its Corporate Rap Sheet here.

Subsidy Tracker data on financial assistance to this company by federal, state and local government agencies can be found here.


Individual Penalty Records:

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Kennecott Utah Copper Corporation environmental violation 2007 EPA $20,000,000
U.S. Borax, Inc. labor relations violation 2010 NLRB $2,750,000
Pechiney Plastics Packaging, Inc. et al. environmental violation 2015 EPA $1,430,899
Alcan Aluminum Corporation environmental violation 2005 EPA $360,000
Kennecott Utah Copper Corporation labor relations violation 2006 NLRB $210,000
Alcan Aluminum Corporation et al. environmental violation 2009 EPA $100,000
Kennecott Utah Copper LLC workplace safety or health violation 2012 MSHA $52,500
U.S. BORAX INC. benefit plan administrator violation 2006 EBSA $50,001
Kennecott Utah Copper LLC workplace safety or health violation 2009 MSHA $38,173
U S Borax Inc workplace safety or health violation 2016 MSHA $36,500
U.S. Borax Inc. labor relations violation 2002 NLRB $27,156
U S Borax Inc workplace safety or health violation 2014 MSHA $25,000
U S Borax Inc workplace safety or health violation 2015 MSHA $24,500
U S Borax Inc workplace safety or health violation 2011 MSHA $22,600
U.S. BORAX INC. workplace safety or health violation 2015 OSHA $22,500
U S BORAX workplace safety or health violation 2005 OSHA $18,750
Kennecott Utah Copper LLC workplace safety or health violation 2009 MSHA $17,595
Kennecott Utah Copper labor relations violation 2009 NLRB $17,549
U S Borax Inc workplace safety or health violation 2011 MSHA $16,000
ALCAN PACKAGING - BAY AREA COMPLEX workplace safety or health violation 2005 OSHA $15,185
Kennecott Utah Copper railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $15,000
PECHINEY CAST PLATE workplace safety or health violation 2001 OSHA $14,070
U S Borax Inc workplace safety or health violation 2011 MSHA $12,600
Kennecott Utah Copper labor relations violation 2002 NLRB $12,192
U S Borax Inc workplace safety or health violation 2013 MSHA $11,900
U S Borax Inc workplace safety or health violation 2013 MSHA $11,900
Kennecott Utah Copper LLC workplace safety or health violation 2009 MSHA $11,794
RIO TINTO MINERALS workplace safety or health violation 2014 OSHA $11,750
U.S. Borax railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $11,500
U S Borax Inc workplace safety or health violation 2012 MSHA $11,306
Kennecott Utah Copper railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $10,500
U.S. BORAX INC. benefit plan administrator violation 2006 EBSA $10,001
Kennecott Utah Copper railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $10,000
Kennecott Utah Copper Corp. labor relations violation 2005 NLRB $10,000
KENNECOTT UTAH COPPER CORP. workplace safety or health violation 2003 OSHA $10,000
U S Borax Inc workplace safety or health violation 2011 MSHA $10,000
U S Borax Inc workplace safety or health violation 2010 MSHA $9,634
U S Borax Inc workplace safety or health violation 2008 MSHA $8,209
U.S. Borax Inc. environmental violation 2011 EPA $8,200
Kennecott Utah Copper LLC workplace safety or health violation 2017 MSHA $8,094
PECHINEY PLASTIC PACKAGING, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2000 OSHA $8,000
U S Borax Inc workplace safety or health violation 2011 MSHA $7,500
Pechiney Plastic Packaging environmental violation 2009 EPA $7,200
RIO TINTO MINERALS (U.S. BORAX INC.) workplace safety or health violation 2008 OSHA $7,125
KENNECOTT COPPER workplace safety or health violation 2003 OSHA $7,000
Kennecott Utah Copper LLC workplace safety or health violation 2009 MSHA $6,996
U S Borax Inc workplace safety or health violation 2013 MSHA $6,996
U S Borax Inc workplace safety or health violation 2013 MSHA $6,996
U S Borax Inc workplace safety or health violation 2011 MSHA $6,996
U S Borax Inc workplace safety or health violation 2011 MSHA $6,458
Kennecott Barneys Canyon Mining workplace safety or health violation 2001 MSHA $6,000
U S Borax Inc workplace safety or health violation 2014 MSHA $6,000
Kennecott Utah Copper LLC workplace safety or health violation 2016 MSHA $5,692
U S Borax Inc workplace safety or health violation 2011 MSHA $5,503
U S Borax Inc workplace safety or health violation 2010 MSHA $5,503
U S Borax Inc workplace safety or health violation 2011 MSHA $5,500
Kennecott Utah Copper LLC workplace safety or health violation 2009 MSHA $5,166
U S Borax Inc workplace safety or health violation 2014 MSHA $5,080
U.S. BORAX environmental violation 2006 PHMSA $5,000
Alcan Smelters & Chemical Ltd. railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $5,000
Kennecott Utah Copper LLC workplace safety or health violation 2005 MSHA $5,000
Kennecott Utah Copper LLC workplace safety or health violation 2005 MSHA $5,000
Kennecott Utah Copper LLC workplace safety or health violation 2015 MSHA $5,000
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