Violation Tracker Parent Company Summary

Parent Company Name: 
Costco
Ownership Structure: 
publicly traded (ticker symbol COST)
Headquartered in: 
Washington
Major Industry: 
retailing
Specific Industry: 
retail
Penalty total since 2000: 
$15,332,156
Number of records: 
40
Top 10 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
Controlled Substances Act violation$11,750,0001
environmental violation$2,633,47917
wage and hour violation$458,4673
employment discrimination$250,0001
workplace safety or health violation$198,21016
aviation safety violation$42,0002
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 dollar total above may be adjusted to account for the fact that the list of 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. Duplicate penalty amounts are marked with an asterisk in the list below.

Associated Names: 

COSTCO; COSTCO DEPOTS; COSTCO WHOLESALE / MONROE WET DEPOT 265

Links: 

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
Costco Wholesale Controlled Substances Act violation 2017 DEA $11,750,000
Costco Wholesale Corporation environmental violation 2014 EPA $2,335,000
Costco Wholesale wage and hour violation 2005 WHD $292,791
Costco Wholesale Inc. employment discrimination 2016 EEOC $250,000
Costco Wholesale Corporation wage and hour violation 2004 WHD $116,068
(COSTCO) BALD RIDGE MARINA ROAD OFFSITE MASS GRADING environmental violation 2014 EPA $110,253
Costco environmental violation 2014 EPA (*) $109,658
Costco Wholesale Corporation (Hawaii) environmental violation 2006 EPA $75,000
Costco Wholesale Corportation environmental violation 2003 EPA $52,646
Costco Wholesale Corporation wage and hour violation 2008 WHD $49,608
Costco environmental violation 2014 EPA (*) $44,586
COSTCO WHOLESALE CORPORATION environmental violation 2014 EPA (*) $37,356
Costco Wholesale Corporation environmental violation 2014 EPA (*) $31,331
COSTCO WHOLESALE CORPORATION environmental violation 2014 EPA (*) $31,331
COSTCO WHOLESALE environmental violation 2014 EPA (*) $27,716
COSTCO WHOLESALE workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $24,200
COSTCO WHOLESALE aviation safety violation 2012 FAA $24,000
COSTCO WHOLESALE CORPORATION workplace safety or health violation 2015 OSHA $21,750
COSTCO WHOLESALE CORPORATION environmental violation 2015 EPA $20,660
COSTCO WHOLESALE CORPORATION workplace safety or health violation 2012 OSHA $18,850
COSTCO WHOLESALE CORPORATION workplace safety or health violation 2012 OSHA $18,450
COSTCO WHOLESALE CORPORATION environmental violation 2014 EPA $18,076
COSTCO WHOLESALE CORPORATION workplace safety or health violation 2010 OSHA $18,000
COSTCO WHOLESALE CORPORATION workplace safety or health violation 2013 OSHA $18,000
COSTCO WHOLESALE aviation safety violation 2014 FAA $18,000
Costco Wholesale Corporation environmental violation 2003 EPA $16,844
COSTCO WHOLESALE CORP workplace safety or health violation 2017 OSHA $16,200
Costco environmental violation 2014 EPA (*) $15,665
COSTCO WHOLESALE CORPORATION workplace safety or health violation 2017 OSHA $13,800
Costco environmental violation 2014 EPA (*) $10,845
COSTCO WHOLESALE CORPORATION environmental violation 2014 EPA (*) $8,435
COSTCO WHOLESALE, INC./MONROE WET DEPOT #265 workplace safety or health violation 2006 OSHA $8,000
COSTCO WHOLESALE workplace safety or health violation 2005 OSHA $7,700
COSTCO DEPOTS workplace safety or health violation 2001 OSHA $6,300
COSTCO WHOLESALE workplace safety or health violation 2013 OSHA $6,300
COSTCO WHOLESALE workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $5,400
COSTCO WHOLESALE CORPORATION workplace safety or health violation 2010 OSHA $5,200
COSTCO WHOLESALE CORP workplace safety or health violation 2014 OSHA $5,060
COSTCO WHOLESALE workplace safety or health violation 2007 OSHA $5,000
Costco Wholesale Corporation environmental violation 2004 EPA $5,000
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