Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Monsanto Company
Current Parent Company: 
Bayer
Penalty: 
$10,000,000
Year: 
2019
Date: 
November 21, 2019
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

Monsanto Company agreed to plead guilty to illegally using a banned pesticide known as Penncap-M on research crops at one of its facilities on the Hawaiian island of Maui. It also agreed to pay a $6 million criminal penalty and $4 million in community service payments to Hawaiian government entities.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
U.S. Attorney-Central District of California
Civil or Criminal Case: 
criminal
Facility State: 
Hawaii
HQ Country of Parent: 
Germany
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
chemicals
Specific Industry of Parent: 
chemicals
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Parent company note: 
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