Violation Tracker Parent Company Summary

Parent Company Name: 
W.W. Grainger
Ownership Structure: 
publicly traded (ticker symbol GWW)
Headquartered in: 
Illinois
Major Industry: 
wholesalers
Specific Industry: 
wholesalers-industrial equipment
Penalty total since 2000: 
$79,715,649
Number of records: 
10
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
government-contracting-related offenses$76,000,0002
employment-related offenses$3,465,0002
environment-related offenses$177,1561
safety-related offenses$61,4934
competition-related offenses$12,0001
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
False Claims Act and related$76,000,0002
wage and hour violation$3,465,0002
environmental violation$177,1561
workplace safety or health violation$36,4933
aviation safety violation$25,0001
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.

Associated Names: 

WW GRAINGER; WW GRAINGER DBA GRAINGER

Links: 

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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Companysort icon Primary Offense Type Year Agency Penalty Amount
W W Grainger Inc. export control violation 2012 BIS $12,000
W. W. GRAINGER, INC. DBA GRAINGER, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2017 OSHA $18,000
W.W. Grainger wage and hour violation 2015 private lawsuit-federal $715,000
W.W. Grainger wage and hour violation 2014 private lawsuit-federal $2,750,000
W.W. Grainger Inc. False Claims Act and related 2012 DOJ_CIVIL $70,000,000
W.W. Grainger Inc. False Claims Act and related 2008 DOJ_CIVIL $6,000,000
W.W. GRAINGER INC. workplace safety or health violation 2013 OSHA $11,250
W.W. GRAINGER INC. workplace safety or health violation 2017 OSHA $7,243
W.W. GRAINGER, INC. aviation safety violation 2013 FAA $25,000
W.W. GRAINGER, INC. environmental violation 2005 EPA $177,156
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