Violation Tracker Parent Company Summary

Parent Company Name: 
Berkshire Hathaway
Ownership Structure: 
publicly traded (ticker symbol NYSE: BRK.B)
Headquartered in: 
Nebraska
Major Industry: 
diversified
Specific Industry: 
diversified
Penalty total since 2000: 
$537,018,993
Number of records: 
2,945
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
environment-related offenses$225,255,933177
financial offenses$113,816,2818
competition-related offenses$100,870,5004
safety-related offenses$63,767,2552,648
employment-related offenses$16,457,85852
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
environmental violation$225,255,933177
energy market violation$100,690,5003
investor protection violation$72,896,0002
accounting fraud or deficiencies$36,700,0002
motor vehicle safety violation$35,051,7924
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 more details on misconduct by this company, see its entry in the Project On Government Oversight's Federal Contractor Misconduct Database.

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 Typesort icon Year Agency Penalty Amount
JOHNS MANVILLE environmental violation 2013 NJ-ENV $11,000
JOHNS MANVILLE environmental violation 2008 NJ-ENV $8,000
JOHNS MANVILLE environmental violation 2007 NJ-ENV $6,000
JOHNS MANVILLE environmental violation 2007 NJ-ENV $20,650
MCWILLIAMS FORGE environmental violation 2005 NJ-ENV $5,250
JOHNS MANVILLE INTERNATIONAL CORP environmental violation 2002 NJ-ENV $27,000
MCWILLIAMS FORGE environmental violation 2002 NJ-ENV $9,000
Johns Manville environmental violation 2013 OH-ENV $32,000
Johns Manville environmental violation 2005 OH-ENV $6,000
PCC Airfoils, Inc. environmental violation 2002 OH-ENV $111,000
PCC Airfoils, Inc. environmental violation 2001 OH-ENV $7,628
PCC Structurals, Inc. environmental violation 2020 OR-ENV $9,600
BNSF Railway Company environmental violation 2019 OR-ENV $6,512
PCC STRUCTURALS, INC. environmental violation 2016 OR-ENV $10,229
CMH MANUFACTURING WEST, INC. environmental violation 2015 OR-ENV $9,551
PCC STRUCTURALS, INC. environmental violation 2012 OR-ENV $5,400
PACIFICORP environmental violation 2012 OR-ENV $6,000
PACIFICORP, dba PACIFICORP ENERGY environmental violation 2011 OR-ENV $9,600
PACIFICORP, DBA/PACIFIC POWER & LIGHT COMPANY environmental violation 2003 OR-ENV $8,631
LUBRIZOL ADVANCED MATERIALS INC environmental violation 2020 SC-ENV $15,500
ANDERSON HARDWOOD FLOORS, INC environmental violation 2012 SC-ENV $9,625
ANDERSON HARDWOOD FLOORS environmental violation 2009 SC-ENV $8,000
ANDERSON HARDWOOD FLOORS environmental violation 2008 SC-ENV $10,020
JOHNS MANVILLE environmental violation 2007 SC-ENV $5,000
The Lubrizol Corporation environmental violation 2020 TX-ENV $21,000
Wyman-Gordon Forgings, Inc. environmental violation 2020 TX-ENV $31,710
ACME BRICK COMPANY environmental violation 2019 TX-ENV $60,000
ACME BRICK COMPANY environmental violation 2019 TX-ENV $50,739
ACME BRICK COMPANY environmental violation 2019 TX-ENV $12,000
ACME BRICK COMPANY environmental violation 2017 TX-ENV $6,600
The Lubrizol Corporation environmental violation 2017 TX-ENV $10,500
ACME BRICK COMPANY environmental violation 2017 TX-ENV $6,751
Mclane Company, Inc. environmental violation 2016 TX-ENV $7,200
The Lubrizol Corporation environmental violation 2016 TX-ENV $24,000
The Lubrizol Corporation environmental violation 2016 TX-ENV $65,074
The Lubrizol Corporation environmental violation 2015 TX-ENV $12,000
The Lubrizol Corporation environmental violation 2015 TX-ENV $10,151
ACME BRICK COMPANY environmental violation 2015 TX-ENV $18,935
The Lubrizol Corporation environmental violation 2015 TX-ENV $71,182
Wyman-Gordon Forgings, Inc. environmental violation 2014 TX-ENV $18,720
UTLX Manufacturing LLC environmental violation 2014 TX-ENV $22,240
The Lubrizol Corporation environmental violation 2013 TX-ENV $61,796
Mclane Company Inc environmental violation 2013 TX-ENV $10,608
The Lubrizol Corporation environmental violation 2013 TX-ENV $12,280
Wyman-Gordon Forgings, LP environmental violation 2013 TX-ENV $18,150
The Lubrizol Corporation environmental violation 2011 TX-ENV $28,640
The Lubrizol Corporation environmental violation 2011 TX-ENV $13,960
The Lubrizol Corporation environmental violation 2011 TX-ENV $7,260
The Lubrizol Corporation environmental violation 2010 TX-ENV $143,460
The Lubrizol Corporation environmental violation 2010 TX-ENV $7,176
The Lubrizol Corporation environmental violation 2010 TX-ENV $6,518
BNSF Railway Company environmental violation 2009 TX-ENV $7,216
The Lubrizol Corporation environmental violation 2009 TX-ENV $20,410
Union Tank Car Company environmental violation 2009 TX-ENV $11,530
The Lubrizol Corporation environmental violation 2006 TX-ENV $12,000
The Lubrizol Corporation environmental violation 2006 TX-ENV $42,720
The Lubrizol Corporation environmental violation 2006 TX-ENV $5,117
The Lubrizol Corporation environmental violation 2005 TX-ENV $25,600
Wyman-Gordon Forgings, LP environmental violation 2005 TX-ENV $26,500
The Lubrizol Corporation environmental violation 2005 TX-ENV $5,325
Acme Brick Company environmental violation 2005 TX-ENV $6,000
Acme Brick Company environmental violation 2005 TX-ENV $8,080
Johns Manville environmental violation 2004 TX-ENV $12,500
ACME BRICK COMPANY environmental violation 2002 TX-ENV $7,500
JOHNS MANVILLE CORP environmental violation 2002 TX-ENV $5,000
UNION TANK CAR COMPANY environmental violation 2002 TX-ENV $17,500
ACME BRICK COMPANY environmental violation 2000 TX-ENV $8,800
NORTHERN NATURAL GAS CO - PLAINVIEW CS environmental violation 2000 TX-ENV $5,250
PacifiCorp dba Rocky Mountain Power environmental violation 2017 UT-ENV $15,385
BNSF environmental violation 2015 WA-ENV $86,000
NOVEON KALAMA INC. environmental violation 2003 WA-ENV $10,000
BURLINGTON NORTHERN SANTA FE RAILROAD environmental violation 2002 WA-ENV $20,000
BURLINGTON NORTHERN RAILROAD environmental violation 2001 WA-ENV $10,000
PacifiCorp environmental violation 2014 WY-ENV $10,000
PacifiCorp environmental violation 2013 WY-ENV $17,500
PacifiCorp environmental violation 2010 WY-ENV $10,000
Bridger Coal Co. environmental violation 2009 WY-ENV $10,000
PacifiCorp environmental violation 2009 WY-ENV $60,200
PacifiCorp environmental violation 2007 WY-ENV $7,000
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Company environmental violation 2021 EPA $140,000
PacifiCorp environmental violation 2008 private lawsuit-state $4,966,000
WYMAN GORDON INVESTMENT CASTINGS environmental violation 2002 EPA $88,312
TITANIUM HEARTH TECHNOLOGIES environmental violation 2000 EPA $9,000
HUNTINGTON ALLOYS CORPORATION environmental violation 2013 EPA $160,000
THE GILLETTE COMPANY DURACELL A DIVISION environmental violation 2004 EPA $5,000
NOVEON, INC. environmental violation 2004 EPA $7,700
SPS TECHNOLOGIES, LLC environmental violation 2010 EPA $145,300
MCLANE FOODSERVICE, INC. environmental violation 2014 EPA $7,100
BENJAMIN MOORE & CO. environmental violation 2014 EPA $47,600
BNSF Railway (Fort Worth) environmental violation 2011 EPA $15,716
The Lubrizol Corporation environmental violation 2013 EPA $225,400
Penn Aluminum International LLC environmental violation 2017 EPA $60,000
The Lubrizol Corporation environmental violation 2018 EPA $32,343
Johns Manville environmental violation 2003 EPA $14,080
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY environmental violation 2016 EPA $600,000
TITANIUM METALS CORPORATION environmental violation 2000 EPA $430,000
Nevada Power Company environmental violation 2007 EPA (*) $300,000
Nevada Power Company environmental violation 2007 EPA $10,810,000
Titanium Metals Corporation environmental violation 2014 EPA (*) $14,000,000
Titanium Metals Corp. environmental violation 2016 EPA $500,000
BURLINGTON NORTHERN & SANTA FE RAILWAY environmental violation 2000 EPA $9,000
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