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Violation Tracker Current Parent Company Summary

Current Parent Company Name: Bertelsmann
Ownership Structure: privately held
Headquartered in: Germany
Major Industry: media
Specific Industry: media; publishing
Penalty total since 2000$90,134,235
Number of records: 6
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
competition-related offenses$90,000,0001
safety-related offenses$129,2354
environment-related offenses$5,0001
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
price-fixing or anti-competitive practices$90,000,0001
workplace safety or health violation$129,2354
environmental violation$5,0001
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 totals are adjusted to account for the fact that the individual 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. The totals are also adjusted to reflect cases in which federal and state or local agencies cooperated and issued separate announcements of the outcome. Duplicate or overlapping penalty amounts are marked with an asterisk in the list below.

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

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CompanyPrimary Offense TypeYearAgency sort iconPenalty Amount
RANDOM HOUSE, INC.workplace safety or health violation2001OSHA$9,000
ARVATO DIGITAL SERVICES, LLCworkplace safety or health violation2014OSHA$86,800
ARVATO DIGITAL SERVICES, LLCworkplace safety or health violation2021OSHA$5,000
BERTLELSMANN PRINTING GROUPworkplace safety or health violation2022OSHA$28,435
Penguin Group (USA) Inc.price-fixing or anti-competitive practices2014MULTI-AG$90,000,000
BERTELSMANN, INC.environmental violation2004EPA$5,000
(*): Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting.