Violation Tracker Parent Company Summary

Parent Company Name: 
Rio Tinto
Ownership Structure: 
publicly traded (ticker symbol LSE: RIO)
Headquartered in: 
United Kingdom
Major Industry: 
mining and minerals
Specific Industry: 
mining
Penalty total since 2000: 
$25,987,355
Number of records: 
101
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
environment-related offenses$22,068,67414
employment-related offenses$3,086,8998
safety-related offenses$831,78279
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
environmental violation$22,068,67414
labor relations violation$3,026,8976
workplace safety or health violation$767,28272
railroad safety violation$64,5007
benefit plan administrator violation$60,0022
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 this company's accountability track record, read its Corporate Rap Sheet here.

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 Yearsort icon Agency Penalty Amount
PECHINEY PLASTIC PACKAGING, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2000 OSHA $8,000
ALCAN ALUMINUM environmental violation 2001 KY-ENV $40,000
PECHINEY CAST PLATE workplace safety or health violation 2001 OSHA $14,070
Kennecott Barneys Canyon Mining workplace safety or health violation 2001 MSHA $6,000
U.S. Borax Inc. labor relations violation 2002 NLRB $27,156
Kennecott Utah Copper labor relations violation 2002 NLRB $12,192
Alcan Smelters & Chemical Ltd. railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $5,000
Kennecott Utah Copper railroad safety violation 2002 FRA $10,500
KENNECOTT COPPER workplace safety or health violation 2003 OSHA $7,000
KENNECOTT UTAH COPPER CORP. workplace safety or health violation 2003 OSHA $10,000
Alcan Aluminum Corporation environmental violation 2004 GA-ENV $6,000
Kennecott Utah Copper Corp. labor relations violation 2005 NLRB $10,000
Pechiney Plastic Packaging, Inc. environmental violation 2005 OH-ENV $63,000
ALCAN PACKAGING - BAY AREA COMPLEX workplace safety or health violation 2005 OSHA $15,185
U S BORAX workplace safety or health violation 2005 OSHA $18,750
Alcan Aluminum Corporation environmental violation 2005 EPA $360,000
Rio Tinto Kennecott Copper LLC workplace safety or health violation 2005 MSHA $5,000
Rio Tinto Kennecott Copper LLC workplace safety or health violation 2005 MSHA $5,000
U.S. BORAX environmental violation 2006 PHMSA $5,000
U.S. BORAX INC. benefit plan administrator violation 2006 EBSA $10,001
U.S. BORAX INC. benefit plan administrator violation 2006 EBSA $50,001
Kennecott Utah Copper Corporation labor relations violation 2006 NLRB $210,000
Kennecott Utah Copper Corporation environmental violation 2007 EPA $20,000,000
Kennecott Utah Copper railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $15,000
U.S. Borax railroad safety violation 2008 FRA $11,500
RIO TINTO MINERALS (U.S. BORAX INC.) workplace safety or health violation 2008 OSHA $7,125
U S Borax Inc workplace safety or health violation 2008 MSHA $8,209
Kennecott Utah Copper labor relations violation 2009 NLRB $17,549
SEALAND RESTORATION SITE environmental violation 2009 EPA $100,000
Pechiney Plastic Packaging, Inc. environmental violation 2009 EPA $7,200
Kennecott Utah Copper LLC workplace safety or health violation 2009 MSHA $17,595
Kennecott Utah Copper LLC workplace safety or health violation 2009 MSHA $11,794
Kennecott Utah Copper LLC workplace safety or health violation 2009 MSHA $6,996
Kennecott Utah Copper LLC workplace safety or health violation 2009 MSHA $5,166
Kennecott Utah Copper LLC workplace safety or health violation 2009 MSHA $38,173
Kennecott Utah Copper railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $10,000
U.S. Borax, Inc. labor relations violation 2010 NLRB $2,750,000
U S Borax Inc workplace safety or health violation 2010 MSHA $5,503
U S Borax Inc workplace safety or health violation 2010 MSHA $9,634
U.S. Borax Inc. environmental violation 2011 EPA $8,200
U S Borax Inc workplace safety or health violation 2011 MSHA $12,600
U S Borax Inc workplace safety or health violation 2011 MSHA $16,000
U S Borax Inc workplace safety or health violation 2011 MSHA $10,000
U S Borax Inc workplace safety or health violation 2011 MSHA $6,458
U S Borax Inc workplace safety or health violation 2011 MSHA $5,503
U S Borax Inc workplace safety or health violation 2011 MSHA $6,996
U S Borax Inc workplace safety or health violation 2011 MSHA $5,500
U S Borax Inc workplace safety or health violation 2011 MSHA $7,500
U S Borax Inc workplace safety or health violation 2011 MSHA $22,600
Kennecott Utah Copper LLC workplace safety or health violation 2012 MSHA $52,500
U S Borax Inc workplace safety or health violation 2012 MSHA $11,306
Kennecott Utah Copper LLC environmental violation 2013 UT-ENV $13,375
U S BORAX INC workplace safety or health violation 2013 OSHA $5,280
U S Borax Inc workplace safety or health violation 2013 MSHA $11,900
U S Borax Inc workplace safety or health violation 2013 MSHA $6,996
U S Borax Inc workplace safety or health violation 2013 MSHA $6,996
U S Borax Inc workplace safety or health violation 2013 MSHA $11,900
RIO TINTO MINERALS workplace safety or health violation 2014 OSHA $11,750
U S Borax Inc workplace safety or health violation 2014 MSHA $6,000
U S Borax Inc workplace safety or health violation 2014 MSHA $25,000
U S Borax Inc workplace safety or health violation 2014 MSHA $5,080
Kennecott Utah Copper LLC environmental violation 2015 UT-ENV $10,000
U.S. BORAX INC. workplace safety or health violation 2015 OSHA $10,000
POHATCONG VALLEY GROUND WATER CONTAMINATION environmental violation 2015 EPA $1,430,899
Kennecott Utah Copper LLC workplace safety or health violation 2015 MSHA $5,000
U S Borax Inc workplace safety or health violation 2015 MSHA $24,500
U S Borax Inc workplace safety or health violation 2016 MSHA $36,500
Kennecott Utah Copper LLC workplace safety or health violation 2016 MSHA $5,000
RIO TINTO KENNECOTT COPPER workplace safety or health violation 2017 OSHA $5,000
Rio Tinto Kennecott Copper LLC workplace safety or health violation 2017 MSHA $8,094
Rio Tinto Kennecott Copper LLC workplace safety or health violation 2017 MSHA $5,008
Rio Tinto Kennecott Copper LLC workplace safety or health violation 2017 MSHA $6,896
Rio Tinto Kennecott Copper LLC workplace safety or health violation 2017 MSHA $6,896
Kennecott Utah Copper LLC workplace safety or health violation 2017 MSHA $5,000
Rio Tinto Kennecott Copper LLC workplace safety or health violation 2017 MSHA $5,008
Rio Tinto Kennecott Copper LLC workplace safety or health violation 2017 MSHA $8,094
Rio Tinto Kennecott Copper LLC workplace safety or health violation 2017 MSHA $6,367
KENNECOTT CORP. railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $7,500
Rio Tinto Kennecott Copper LLC workplace safety or health violation 2018 MSHA $7,624
Rio Tinto Kennecott Copper LLC workplace safety or health violation 2018 MSHA $10,499
U S Borax Inc workplace safety or health violation 2018 MSHA $13,348
Rio Tinto Kennecott Copper LLC workplace safety or health violation 2018 MSHA $14,459
Rio Tinto Kennecott Copper LLC workplace safety or health violation 2018 MSHA $14,459
Rio Tinto Kennecott Copper LLC workplace safety or health violation 2018 MSHA $14,459
Rio Tinto Kennecott Copper LLC workplace safety or health violation 2018 MSHA $6,497
Kennecott Utah Copper LLC workplace safety or health violation 2018 MSHA $6,497
Rio Tinto Kennecott Copper LLC workplace safety or health violation 2018 MSHA $21,570
Rio Tinto Kennecott Copper LLC workplace safety or health violation 2018 MSHA $5,997
Kennecott Utah Copper LLC workplace safety or health violation 2018 MSHA $5,111
RIO TINTO KENNECOTT COPPER workplace safety or health violation 2019 OSHA $5,000
Rio Tinto Kennecott Copper LLC workplace safety or health violation 2019 MSHA $8,468
U S Borax Inc workplace safety or health violation 2019 MSHA $7,817
Rio Tinto Kennecott Copper LLC workplace safety or health violation 2019 MSHA $8,016
U S Borax Inc workplace safety or health violation 2019 MSHA $6,660
Rio Tinto Kennecott Copper LLC workplace safety or health violation 2019 MSHA $7,817
U S Borax Inc workplace safety or health violation 2019 MSHA $6,660
Kennecott Utah Copper LLC environmental violation 2020 UT-ENV $12,100
Kennecott Utah Copper LLC environmental violation 2020 UT-ENV $12,900
U.S. Borax railroad safety violation 2020 FRA $5,000
RIO TINTO MINERALS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2020 OSHA $6,120
Rio Tinto Kennecott Copper LLC workplace safety or health violation 2020 MSHA $5,776
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