Violation Tracker Parent Company Summary

Parent Company Name: 
WestRock
Ownership Structure: 
publicly traded (ticker symbol WRK)
Headquartered in: 
Virginia
Major Industry: 
paper and packaging
Specific Industry: 
packaging
Penalty total since 2000: 
$27,658,027
Number of records: 
266
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
employment-related offenses$19,330,51147
environment-related offenses$6,150,44085
safety-related offenses$2,177,076134
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
wage and hour violation$8,612,6035
benefit plan administrator violation$7,750,0001
environmental violation$6,150,44085
workplace safety or health violation$2,041,676123
labor relations violation$1,533,43234
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
Rock-Tenn wage and hour violation 2017 private lawsuit-state $8,500,000
Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation benefit plan administrator violation 2011 private lawsuit-federal $7,750,000
WESTVACO CORPORATION environmental violation 2016 EPA $1,600,000
STONE CONTAINER CORP environmental violation 2004 EPA $950,000
STONE CONTAINER CORPORATION environmental violation 2004 EPA $835,000
RockTenn Services Company, Inc. employment discrimination 2012 EEOC $500,000
Stone Container Corp. environmental violation 2004 VA-ENV $475,000
Rock-Tenn Services employment discrimination 2016 private lawsuit-federal $441,976
Mead Corporation labor relations violation 2002 NLRB $400,000
SMURFIT STONE FLEXIBLE PACKAGING environmental violation 2007 EPA $325,000
Smurfit-Stone Container Enterprises, Inc. environmental violation 2007 IL-AG (*) $313,940
STONE CONTAINER CORP., A SUBSIDIARY OF SSCC workplace safety or health violation 2003 OSHA $231,000
Stone Container Corp. environmental violation 2001 OH-ENV $218,400
Westrock Texas, L.P. environmental violation 2016 TX-ENV $216,675
LONGVIEW FIBRE CO workplace safety or health violation 2004 OSHA $201,900
RockTenn Company employment discrimination 2016 EEOC $187,500
Smurfit-Stone Enterprises, Inc. (Fresno) labor relations violation 2016 NLRB $168,564
Rock-Tenn Company employment discrimination 2011 EEOC $160,000
WESTROCK workplace safety or health violation 2020 OSHA $136,532
WESTROCK COMPANY OF TEXAS workplace safety or health violation 2020 OSHA $130,482
Longview Fibre Paper & Packaging Longview environmental violation 2004 WA-ENV $130,014
Jefferson Smurfit Corp. (U.S.) employment discrimination 2005 EEOC $120,000
WESTVACO CORP environmental violation 2002 EPA $117,910
Mead Corporation labor relations violation 2003 NLRB $107,700
Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. labor relations violation 2000 NLRB $97,931
SMURFIT NEWSPRINT COMPANY environmental violation 2000 OR-ENV $96,280
WEST ROCK CP, LLC (FORMERLY ROCKTENN) environmental violation 2015 EPA $95,000
Southern Container, Inc. labor relations violation 2001 NLRB $89,635
Smurfit Stone Container Enterprises Inc. environmental violation 2005 AL-ENV $75,000
MeadWestvaco Coated Board, LLC environmental violation 2013 AL-ENV $74,500
Smurfit Stone Corporation labor relations violation 2011 NLRB $63,000
Smurfit Stone Container labor relations violation 2004 NLRB $59,000
MeadWestvaco Corporation, Inc. wage and hour violation 2011 WHD $58,537
Smurfit-Stone Container labor relations violation 2004 NLRB $57,000
Smurfit Stone Corp. labor relations violation 2010 NLRB $54,226
RTS PACKAGING LLC workplace safety or health violation 2003 OSHA $51,050
Rock-Tenn, Inc. labor relations violation 2005 NLRB $50,000
Rock Tenn, Inc. labor relations violation 2005 NLRB $50,000
Longview Fibre Company labor relations violation 2010 NLRB $43,000
Mead Containerboard Division environmental violation 2002 AL-ENV $40,000
KapStone Charleston Kraft LLC environmental violation 2015 SC-ENV $40,000
Longview Fibre Paper & Packaging Longview environmental violation 2004 WA-ENV $36,500
RockTenn CP LLC environmental violation 2014 SC-ENV $36,000
WESTROCK CALIFORNIA, LLC workplace safety or health violation 2020 OSHA $35,990
SMURFIT STONE RECYCLING workplace safety or health violation 2011 OSHA $35,000
RockTenn CP, LLC environmental violation 2011 VA-ENV $33,033
LONGVIEW FIBRE CO environmental violation 2002 WA-ENV $32,500
WA317943291 - LONGVIEW FIBRE PAPER & PACKAGING INC workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $30,000
KAPSTONE INC. workplace safety or health violation 2014 OSHA $28,950
WestRock Virginia Corp. environmental violation 2016 VA-ENV $28,788
ROCK-TENN COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2003 OSHA $28,250
Mead Westvaco Corp. railroad safety violation 2001 FRA $28,000
ROCK-TENN COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2011 OSHA $28,000
SMURFIT-STONE CONTAINER CORPORATION workplace safety or health violation 2001 OSHA $27,500
MeadWestvaco Corporation, Inc. wage and hour violation 2011 WHD $27,247
KapStone Charleston Kraft LLC environmental violation 2019 SC-ENV $27,100
WA317938474 - LONGVIEW FIBRE PAPER & PACKAGING INC workplace safety or health violation 2015 OSHA $26,500
WEST ROCK PACKAGING workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $25,800
KAPSTONE CONTAINER CORP environmental violation 2004 MA-ENV $25,750
Mead Westvaco Packaging labor relations violation 2008 NLRB $25,000
Smurfit-Stone Container labor relations violation 2004 NLRB $25,000
Smurfit-Stone Container labor relations violation 2004 NLRB $25,000
MEADWESTVACO SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC environmental violation 2004 EPA $24,255
SMURFIT-STONE CONTAINER ENTERPRISES, INC. environmental violation 2005 OR-ENV $24,000
WestRock Texas, L.P. environmental violation 2020 TX-ENV $23,700
LONGVIEW FIBRE COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2006 OSHA $23,560
WA317948120 - LONGVIEW FIBRE PAPER & PACKAGING INC workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $23,100
MeadWestvaco Corp. railroad safety violation 2007 FRA $23,000
MeadWestvaco Texas, L.P. environmental violation 2010 TX-ENV $22,689
LONGVIEW FIBRE CO workplace safety or health violation 2000 OSHA $22,100
Stone Container Corp. dba Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. environmental violation 2003 OH-ENV $21,600
MEADWESTVACO COATED BOARD, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2007 OSHA $21,500
MeadWestvaco Texas, L.P. environmental violation 2004 TX-ENV $21,429
SMURFIT-STONE CONTAINER ENTERPRISES INC workplace safety or health violation 2010 OSHA $20,305
RockTenn CP, LLC employment discrimination 2014 EEOC $20,000
Jefferson Smurf Corporation Phila., Trucking Division labor relations violation 2000 NLRB $20,000
Mead Containerboard environmental violation 2002 AL-ENV $20,000
SMURFIT-STONE CONTAINER ENTERPRISES INC environmental violation 2008 SC-ENV $20,000
Southern Container labor relations violation 2000 NLRB $19,490
SMURFIT-STONE CONTAINER ENTERPRISES, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2004 OSHA $19,290
LONGVIEW FIBRE CO environmental violation 2003 WA-ENV $18,750
SMURFIT NEWSPRINT CORP. workplace safety or health violation 2003 OSHA $18,150
KAPSTONE CONTAINER CORPORATION workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $18,015
Smurfit Stone Consumer Packaging Division labor relations violation 2006 NLRB $18,000
MeadWestvaco Corporation railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $18,000
SMURFIT - STONE CONTAINER CORP workplace safety or health violation 2001 OSHA $18,000
WESTROCK workplace safety or health violation 2017 OSHA $17,595
Mead Containerboard environmental violation 2000 AL-ENV $17,500
WESTROCK CONVERTING, LLC environmental violation 2021 IN-ENV $17,500
WA317938677 - LONGVIEW FIBRE PAPER & PACKAGING INC workplace safety or health violation 2015 OSHA $17,300
Mead Westvaco Packaging labor relations violation 2008 NLRB $16,800
WESTROCK CONVERTING LLC workplace safety or health violation 2019 OSHA $16,200
MeadWestvaco Corporation environmental violation 2012 AL-ENV $16,000
Longview Fibre Paper & Packaging Longview environmental violation 2005 WA-ENV $16,000
SMURFIT-STONE environmental violation 2001 FL-DEP $15,980
SMURFIT-STONE CONTAINER CORPORATION workplace safety or health violation 2006 OSHA $15,525
JEFFERSON SMURFIT CORP US environmental violation 2003 IN-ENV $15,200
Rock-Tenn Company (Folding Carton Division) labor relations violation 2002 NLRB $15,000
SMURFIT-STONE CONTAINER ENTERPRISES, INC workplace safety or health violation 2009 OSHA $15,000
WESTROCK CP, LLC workplace safety or health violation 2019 OSHA $15,000
SOUTHERN CONTAINER CORPORATION workplace safety or health violation 2007 OSHA $14,625
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