Violation Tracker Parent Company Summary

Parent Company Name: 
Rio Tinto
Ownership Structure: 
publicly traded (ticker symbol RIO)
Headquartered in: 
United Kingdom
Major Industry: 
mining and minerals
Specific Industry: 
mining
Penalty total since 2000: 
$25,982,355
Number of records: 
100
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
environment-related offenses$22,068,67414
employment-related offenses$3,086,8998
safety-related offenses$826,78278
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
environmental violation$22,068,67414
labor relations violation$3,026,8976
workplace safety or health violation$767,28272
benefit plan administrator violation$60,0022
railroad safety violation$59,5006
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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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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Company Primary Offense Type Year Agency Penalty Amountsort icon
Kennecott Utah Copper Corporation environmental violation 2007 EPA $20,000,000
U.S. Borax, Inc. labor relations violation 2010 NLRB $2,750,000
POHATCONG VALLEY GROUND WATER CONTAMINATION 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
SEALAND RESTORATION SITE environmental violation 2009 EPA $100,000
Pechiney Plastic Packaging, Inc. environmental violation 2005 OH-ENV $63,000
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
ALCAN ALUMINUM environmental violation 2001 KY-ENV $40,000
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
Rio Tinto Kennecott Copper LLC workplace safety or health violation 2018 MSHA $21,570
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
Rio Tinto Kennecott Copper LLC workplace safety or health violation 2018 MSHA $14,459
Rio Tinto Kennecott Copper LLC workplace safety or health violation 2018 MSHA $14,459
Rio Tinto Kennecott Copper LLC workplace safety or health violation 2018 MSHA $14,459
PECHINEY CAST PLATE workplace safety or health violation 2001 OSHA $14,070
Kennecott Utah Copper LLC environmental violation 2013 UT-ENV $13,375
U S Borax Inc workplace safety or health violation 2018 MSHA $13,348
Kennecott Utah Copper LLC environmental violation 2020 UT-ENV $12,900
U S Borax Inc workplace safety or health violation 2011 MSHA $12,600
Kennecott Utah Copper labor relations violation 2002 NLRB $12,192
Kennecott Utah Copper LLC environmental violation 2020 UT-ENV $12,100
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
Rio Tinto Kennecott Copper LLC workplace safety or health violation 2018 MSHA $10,499
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 2015 OSHA $10,000
U S Borax Inc workplace safety or health violation 2011 MSHA $10,000
Kennecott Utah Copper LLC environmental violation 2015 UT-ENV $10,000
U S Borax Inc workplace safety or health violation 2010 MSHA $9,634
Rio Tinto Kennecott Copper LLC workplace safety or health violation 2019 MSHA $8,468
U S Borax Inc workplace safety or health violation 2008 MSHA $8,209
U.S. Borax Inc. environmental violation 2011 EPA $8,200
Rio Tinto Kennecott Copper LLC workplace safety or health violation 2017 MSHA $8,094
Rio Tinto Kennecott Copper LLC workplace safety or health violation 2017 MSHA $8,094
Rio Tinto Kennecott Copper LLC workplace safety or health violation 2019 MSHA $8,016
PECHINEY PLASTIC PACKAGING, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2000 OSHA $8,000
U S Borax Inc workplace safety or health violation 2019 MSHA $7,817
Rio Tinto Kennecott Copper LLC workplace safety or health violation 2019 MSHA $7,817
Rio Tinto Kennecott Copper LLC workplace safety or health violation 2018 MSHA $7,624
KENNECOTT CORP. railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $7,500
U S Borax Inc workplace safety or health violation 2011 MSHA $7,500
Pechiney Plastic Packaging, Inc. 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 2011 MSHA $6,996
U S Borax Inc workplace safety or health violation 2013 MSHA $6,996
Rio Tinto Kennecott Copper LLC workplace safety or health violation 2017 MSHA $6,896
Rio Tinto Kennecott Copper LLC workplace safety or health violation 2017 MSHA $6,896
U S Borax Inc workplace safety or health violation 2019 MSHA $6,660
U S Borax Inc workplace safety or health violation 2019 MSHA $6,660
Rio Tinto Kennecott Copper LLC workplace safety or health violation 2018 MSHA $6,497
Kennecott Utah Copper LLC workplace safety or health violation 2018 MSHA $6,497
U S Borax Inc workplace safety or health violation 2011 MSHA $6,458
Rio Tinto Kennecott Copper LLC workplace safety or health violation 2017 MSHA $6,367
RIO TINTO MINERALS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2020 OSHA $6,120
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
Alcan Aluminum Corporation environmental violation 2004 GA-ENV $6,000
Rio Tinto Kennecott Copper LLC workplace safety or health violation 2018 MSHA $5,997
Rio Tinto Kennecott Copper LLC workplace safety or health violation 2020 MSHA $5,776
U S Borax Inc workplace safety or health violation 2010 MSHA $5,503
U S Borax Inc workplace safety or health violation 2011 MSHA $5,503
U S Borax Inc workplace safety or health violation 2011 MSHA $5,500
U S BORAX INC workplace safety or health violation 2013 OSHA $5,280
Kennecott Utah Copper LLC workplace safety or health violation 2009 MSHA $5,166
Kennecott Utah Copper LLC workplace safety or health violation 2018 MSHA $5,111
U S Borax Inc workplace safety or health violation 2014 MSHA $5,080
Rio Tinto Kennecott Copper LLC workplace safety or health violation 2017 MSHA $5,008
Rio Tinto Kennecott Copper LLC workplace safety or health violation 2017 MSHA $5,008
U.S. BORAX environmental violation 2006 PHMSA $5,000
Alcan Smelters & Chemical Ltd. railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $5,000
RIO TINTO KENNECOTT COPPER workplace safety or health violation 2017 OSHA $5,000
RIO TINTO KENNECOTT COPPER workplace safety or health violation 2019 OSHA $5,000
Rio Tinto Kennecott Copper LLC workplace safety or health violation 2005 MSHA $5,000
Rio Tinto Kennecott Copper LLC workplace safety or health violation 2005 MSHA $5,000
Kennecott Utah Copper LLC workplace safety or health violation 2015 MSHA $5,000
Kennecott Utah Copper LLC workplace safety or health violation 2016 MSHA $5,000
Kennecott Utah Copper LLC workplace safety or health violation 2017 MSHA $5,000
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