Violation Tracker Parent Company Summary

Parent Company Name: 
CMS Energy
Ownership Structure: 
publicly traded (ticker symbol CMS)
Headquartered in: 
Michigan
Major Industry: 
utilities and power generation
Specific Industry: 
utilities
Penalty total since 2000: 
$40,529,592
Number of records: 
18
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
employment-related offenses$29,038,0413
environment-related offenses$10,397,0517
consumer-protection-related offenses$1,000,0001
safety-related offenses$94,5007
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
benefit plan administrator violation$28,000,0001
environmental violation$10,397,0517
employment discrimination$1,023,3851
consumer protection violation$1,000,0001
workplace safety or health violation$94,5007
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 Agencysort icon Penalty Amount
Consumers Energy Company wage and hour violation 2019 WHD $14,656
CONSUMERS ENERGY KARN WEADOCK COMPLEX workplace safety or health violation 2014 OSHA $6,500
CONSUMERS ENERGY workplace safety or health violation 2013 OSHA $5,000
CONSUMERS ENERGY KARN WEADOCK COMPLEX workplace safety or health violation 2013 OSHA $6,000
CONSUMERS ENERGY COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $7,000
CONSUMERS ENERGY COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $7,000
CONSUMERS ENERGY COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $28,000
CONSUMERS ENERGY COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2019 OSHA $35,000
CMS Energy environmental violation 2003 OK-ENV $27,500
CONSUMERS ENERGY environmental violation 2018 MI-ENV $14,070
Consumers Energy environmental violation 2014 MI-ENV $69,000
CONSUMERS ENERGY environmental violation 2005 MI-ENV $12,500
CONSUMERS ENERGY environmental violation 2002 MI-ENV $23,981
Consumers Energy consumer protection violation 2013 MI-AG $1,000,000
Consumers Energy environmental violation 2014 EPA $10,250,000
CONSUMERS POWER CO environmental violation 2014 EPA (*) $2,750,000
Consumers Energy employment discrimination 2011 private lawsuit-federal $1,023,385
CMS Energy Corp. benefit plan administrator violation 2006 private lawsuit-federal $28,000,000
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