Violation Tracker Parent Company Summary

Parent Company Name: 
Ecolab
Ownership Structure: 
publicly traded (ticker symbol NYSE: ECL)
Headquartered in: 
Minnesota
Major Industry: 
chemicals
Specific Industry: 
cleaning products
Penalty total since 2000: 
$122,799,561
Number of records: 
80
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
employment-related offenses$114,093,99013
environment-related offenses$4,262,89331
competition-related offenses$2,115,0002
financial offenses$2,000,0001
safety-related offenses$327,67833
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
wage and hour violation$113,905,99010
environmental violation$4,262,89331
fraud$2,000,0001
accounting fraud or deficiencies$2,000,0001
workplace safety or health violation$169,78317
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
Ecolab wage and hour violation 2016 private lawsuit-federal $35,000,000
Ecolab wage and hour violation 2013 private lawsuit-federal $29,000,000
Ecolab wage and hour violation 2009 private lawsuit-state $27,400,000
Ecolab wage and hour violation 2016 private lawsuit-federal $7,500,000
Ecolab wage and hour violation 2010 private lawsuit-federal $6,000,000
Ecolab wage and hour violation 2017 private lawsuit-federal $5,950,000
Ecolab Inc. wage and hour violation 2021 private lawsuit-federal $2,550,000
Swisher Hygiene accounting fraud or deficiencies 2016 SEC $2,000,000
Swisher Hygiene Inc. fraud 2015 USAO $2,000,000
Champion ES Holdings Inc. environmental violation 2016 EPA $1,250,000
Nalco Company LLC environmental violation 2017 TX-ENV $847,284
Ecolab, Inc. environmental violation 2007 CT-ENV $583,000
Ecolab, Inc. environmental violation 2014 EPA $457,830
Ecolab, Inc. wage and hour violation 2014 WHD $424,769
ECOLAB INC. environmental violation 2001 EPA $277,953
Nalco Company environmental violation 2013 EPA $225,000
Ecolab, Inc. environmental violation 2014 CA-DPR $120,000
Ecolab Inc. employment discrimination 2009 DOJ_RIGHTS $118,000
Nalco Company export control violation 2008 BIS $115,000
Nalco Company environmental violation 2012 CA-DPR $79,772
Ecolab Inc. wage and hour violation 2010 WA-DLI $67,108
Ecolab, Inc. environmental violation 2006 EPA $62,600
Nalco Chemical Company labor relations violation 2012 NLRB $50,000
Ondeo Nalco Company environmental violation 2002 EPA $47,477
Champion Technologies, Inc. environmental violation 2006 TX-ENV $40,592
ECOLAB INC motor vehicle safety violation 2007 FMCSA $40,170
Champion Technologies, Inc. environmental violation 2005 EPA $38,230
Nalco Company LLC environmental violation 2019 TX-ENV $27,540
Nalco Co. environmental violation 2008 WY-ENV $23,950
CHAMPION TECHNOLOGIES environmental violation 2003 EPA $20,380
Ecolab Inc. labor relations violation 2004 NLRB $20,000
Ecolab Inc. environmental violation 2009 EPA $19,500
NALCO CONTRACT OPERATIONS LLC workplace safety or health violation 2017 OSHA $19,208
Nalco Company LLC environmental violation 2017 TX-ENV $17,400
ECOLAB INC. workplace safety or health violation 2013 OSHA $16,400
Nalco Company environmental violation 2007 CA-DPR $15,878
ECOLAB INC. workplace safety or health violation 2004 OSHA $14,625
Ecolab Inc. railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $14,250
Ecolab Inc. wage and hour violation 2011 WHD $14,113
ECOLAB, INC. motor vehicle safety violation 2005 FMCSA $14,090
NALCO COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2014 OSHA $14,000
ECOLAB INC. workplace safety or health violation 2013 OSHA $13,800
ECOLAB PEST ELIMINATION workplace safety or health violation 2021 OSHA $13,277
Ecolab, Inc. environmental violation 2006 IL-AG $12,500
Champion Technologies, Inc. environmental violation 2010 TX-ENV $11,250
NALCO CO aviation safety violation 2012 FAA $11,000
NALCO CO environmental violation 2008 IL-ENV $10,000
ECOLAB, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $10,000
Nalco Company environmental violation 2004 EPA $10,000
ECOLAB INCORPORATED aviation safety violation 2015 FAA $9,750
CHAMPION TECHNOLOGIES, INC. environmental violation 2002 EPA $9,736
ECOLAB, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2007 OSHA $9,375
NALCO, INC. . workplace safety or health violation 2005 OSHA $8,775
Sammy Edwards environmental violation 2016 EPA $8,100
Nalco Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $8,000
Champion Technologies, Inc. environmental violation 2012 TX-ENV $7,700
ECOLAB workplace safety or health violation 2011 OSHA $7,500
Ecolab, Inc. environmental violation 2021 WV-ENV $7,370
ECOLAB, Inc. railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $7,200
Nalco Company railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $7,000
Nalco Company environmental violation 2014 CA-DPR $7,000
ECOLAB INC. workplace safety or health violation 2014 OSHA $7,000
ECOLAB, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2014 OSHA $7,000
Nalco Company LLC environmental violation 2018 TX-ENV $6,931
SWISHER HYGIENE INTERNATIONAL, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2012 OSHA $6,840
Nalco Company environmental violation 2007 EPA $6,500
Nalco Company LLC environmental violation 2018 TX-ENV $6,420
NALCO COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2017 OSHA $6,300
Ecolab, Inc. railroad safety violation 2020 FRA $6,275
NALCO COMPANY motor vehicle safety violation 2007 FMCSA $6,060
Ecolab Inc. railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $6,000
Ecolab Inc. railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $6,000
ECOLAB workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $5,683
ECOLAB, Inc. railroad safety violation 2014 FRA $5,625
Ecolab Inc. railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $5,500
SWISHER HYGIENE, INC. aviation safety violation 2015 FAA $5,500
ECOLAB, Inc. railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $5,475
ECOLAB INC workplace safety or health violation 2006 OSHA $5,000
ECOLAB INC. TEXTILE CARE DIVISION workplace safety or health violation 2009 OSHA $5,000
ECOLAB, INC. environmental violation 2000 EPA $5,000
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