Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Walgreen Co.
Current Parent Company: 
Walgreens Boots Alliance
Penalty: 
$3,500,000
Year: 
2020
Date: 
December 22, 2020
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Secondary Offense: 
privacy violation
Violation Description: 

Walgreens agreed to pay $2.8 million in civil penalties, $300,000 for Supplemental Environmental Projects, and $400,000 in costs in settlement of allegations by the Attorneys Offices of Monterey, Alameda, Riverside, San Joaquin, Solano, and Yolo Counties, and of Los Angeles City, that it unlawfully disposed of hazardous waste in municipal landfills not authorized to accept it, and that it failed to properly destroy customer records containing confidential information.

Level of Government: 
local
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
California Multi-Jurisdiction Case
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
California
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Illinois
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
retailing
Specific Industry of Parent: 
retail-pharmacies
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Parent company note: 
Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.