Violation Tracker Parent Company Summary

Parent Company Name: 
Colgate-Palmolive
Ownership Structure: 
publicly traded (ticker symbol CL)
Headquartered in: 
New York
Major Industry: 
household and personal care products
Specific Industry: 
personal care products
Penalty total since 2000: 
$46,129,808
Number of records: 
14
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
employment-related offenses$45,965,0002
environment-related offenses$106,6235
safety-related offenses$44,9026
financial offenses$13,2831
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
benefit plan administrator violation$45,900,0001
environmental violation$106,6235
labor relations violation$65,0001
workplace safety or health violation$39,7025
tax violations$13,2831
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.

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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
Colgate-Palmolive Co. benefit plan administrator violation 2014 private lawsuit-federal $45,900,000
COLGATE PALMOLIVE labor relations violation 2007 NLRB $65,000
Colgate-Palmolive Company environmental violation 2014 CA-DPR $64,000
COLGATE PALMOLIVE CO environmental violation 2017 PA-ENV $17,423
Colgate-Palmolive Co. environmental violation 2008 OH-ENV $14,200
Hill's Pet Nutrition Sales, Inc. tax violations 2016 CT-AG $13,283
COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2002 OSHA $12,000
COLGATE PALMOLIVE COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $8,407
COLGATE PALMOLIVE COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $7,760
HILL'S PET NUTRITION, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $6,360
COLGATE-PALMOLIVE CO environmental violation 2007 NJ-ENV $6,000
Colgate-Palmolive Co. railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $5,200
HILLS PET NUTRITION workplace safety or health violation 2009 OSHA $5,175
COLGATE PALMOLIVE CO environmental violation 2008 NJ-ENV $5,000
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