Violation Tracker Parent Company Summary

Parent Company Name: 
ABB Ltd.
Ownership Structure: 
publicly traded (ticker symbol ABB)
Headquartered in: 
Switzerland
Major Industry: 
utilities and power generation
Specific Industry: 
power systems
Penalty total since 2000: 
$176,874,938
Number of records: 
52
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
competition-related offenses$117,200,0004
employment-related offenses$57,976,5419
environment-related offenses$1,193,81511
safety-related offenses$489,58227
consumer-protection-related offenses$15,0001
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act$64,200,0003
benefit plan administrator violation$55,000,0001
price-fixing or anti-competitive practices$53,000,0001
employment discrimination$2,698,6102
environmental violation$1,156,77510
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 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
KUHLMAN ELECTRIC CORPORATION workplace safety or health violation 2005 OSHA $5,000
ABB INC. workplace safety or health violation 2015 OSHA $5,000
ABB, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2015 OSHA $5,390
ABB INC. workplace safety or health violation 2015 OSHA $5,600
Baldor Electric Company environmental violation 2008 AR-ENV $5,625
THOMAS & BETTS workplace safety or health violation 2002 OSHA $6,000
KUHLMAN ELECTRIC CORPORATION workplace safety or health violation 2000 OSHA $6,375
ABB, Inc. labor relations violation 2004 NLRB $6,626
ABB INC motor vehicle safety violation 2005 FMCSA $6,680
THOMAS & BETTS CORPORATION workplace safety or health violation 2006 OSHA $6,750
Baldor Electric Company environmental violation 2015 AR-ENV $7,500
THOMAS & BETTS INC workplace safety or health violation 2005 OSHA $7,650
THOMAS & BETTS CORP. DBA JENNINGS TECHNOLOGY INC. workplace safety or health violation 2013 OSHA $7,730
ABB, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2005 OSHA $7,800
ABB PAINT AUTOMATION GROUP workplace safety or health violation 2000 OSHA $8,375
ABB INC workplace safety or health violation 2000 OSHA $9,000
ABB POWER T & D COMPANY, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2001 OSHA $9,000
ABB KUHLMAN ELECTRIC CORPORATION workplace safety or health violation 2011 OSHA $10,000
Baldor Electric Co. environmental violation 2010 AZ-DEQ $10,000
ABB, Inc. wage and hour violation 2016 WHD $10,349
ABB INC. workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $12,472
ABB INC. workplace safety or health violation 2019 OSHA $12,725
ABB INC. workplace safety or health violation 2019 OSHA $12,725
THOMAS & BETTS CORPORATION workplace safety or health violation 2012 OSHA $12,780
THOMAS & BETTS CORPORATION workplace safety or health violation 2009 OSHA $13,000
Baldor Electric Company, Inc. wage and hour violation 2006 WHD $14,809
ABB Inc. telecommunications violation 2020 FCC $15,000
ABB INCORPORATED workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $15,000
KUHLMAN ELECTRIC CORPORATION workplace safety or health violation 2005 OSHA $17,075
Thomas & Betts Corporation labor relations violation 2003 NLRB $17,140
Thomas & Betts Caribe, Inc. environmental violation 2008 EPA $17,710
Thomas & Betts environmental violation 2010 AR-ENV $18,000
ABB Inc. labor relations violation 2006 NLRB $20,000
GE POWER ELECTRONICS aviation safety violation 2015 FAA $20,000
ABB INC. workplace safety or health violation 2019 OSHA $21,356
HOMAC MANUFACTURING COMPANY environmental violation 2010 EPA $21,800
ABB POWER T & D COMPANY, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2001 OSHA $25,000
ABB, Inc. environmental violation 2010 AZ-DEQ $30,000
ABB INC. workplace safety or health violation 2019 OSHA $34,099
ABB, Inc. energy conservation violation 2017 DOE $37,040
ABB, INC environmental violation 2011 EPA $74,140
ABB INC. workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $187,000
Reliance Electric, Inc. wage and hour violation 2012 WHD $209,007
Jennings Technology Company, LLC environmental violation 2011 CA-DTSC $347,000
Thomas & Betts Corp. environmental violation 2016 CA-DTSC $625,000
Thomas & Betts employment discrimination 2003 private lawsuit-federal $698,610
Baldor Electric Co. employment discrimination 2012 OFCCP $2,000,000
ABB Ltd Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2004 SEC $5,900,000
ABB Ltd. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2010 DOJ_CRIMINAL $19,000,000
ABB Ltd. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2010 SEC $39,300,000
ABB Middle East & Africa Participations AG price-fixing or anti-competitive practices 2001 DOJ_ANTITRUST $53,000,000
ABB Inc. benefit plan administrator violation 2019 private lawsuit-federal $55,000,000
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