Violation Tracker Parent Company Summary

Parent Company Name: 
British American Tobacco
Ownership Structure: 
publicly traded
Headquartered in: 
United Kingdom
Major Industry: 
tobacco
Specific Industry: 
tobacco
Penalty total since 2000: 
$310,567,870
Number of records: 
23
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
safety-related offenses$310,363,72017
financial offenses$95,0001
employment-related offenses$77,9003
environment-related offenses$31,2502
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
tobacco litigation$310,335,00013
tax violations$95,0001
labor relations violation$77,9003
environmental violation$31,2502
workplace safety or health violation$28,7204
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.

For an overview of assistance this company is receiving under the CARES Act, see its Covid Stimulus Watch summary page here.


Individual Penalty Records:

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Company Primary Offense Type Year Agency Penalty Amountsort icon
Brown & Williamson Tobacco tobacco litigation 2003 MULTI-AG $150,000,000
R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company tobacco litigation 2020 FL-AG $92,000,000
R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. tobacco litigation 2004 CA-AG $17,250,000
R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company tobacco litigation 2002 CA-AG $14,800,000
Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corp. tobacco litigation 2011 MS-AG $8,100,000
Brown and Williamson Tobacco Corp. tobacco litigation 2015 MS-AG $7,500,000
R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. tobacco litigation 2015 MS-AG $7,500,000
R.J. Reynolds Tobacco tobacco litigation 2011 DOJ_CIVIL $6,250,000
R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company tobacco litigation 2006 CA-AG $5,000,000
Brown & Williamson Tobacco Co. tobacco litigation 2004 MULTI-AG $1,460,000
R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company tobacco litigation 2001 MULTI-AG $175,000
R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. tobacco litigation 2010 CT-AG $150,000
R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company tobacco litigation 2010 MD-AG $150,000
Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corporation tax violations 2007 ATTTB $95,000
Lorillard Tobacco labor relations violation 2009 NLRB $39,900
Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corp. labor relations violation 2003 NLRB $30,000
R. J. Reynolds environmental violation 2009 NC-ENV $26,250
LORILLARD TOBACCO COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2015 OSHA $11,250
Lorillard Tobacco Company labor relations violation 2005 NLRB $8,000
AMERICAN SNUFF COMPANY LLC workplace safety or health violation 2017 OSHA $6,825
KENTUCKY BIOPROCESSING INC workplace safety or health violation 2017 OSHA $5,500
SANTA FE NATURAL TOBACCO COMPANY, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2006 OSHA $5,145
BROWN & WILLIAMSON TOBACCO CORP. environmental violation 2000 EPA $5,000
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