Waste Management by Parent Company
Facilities that report to the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) provide information on their parent company. For TRI reporting purposes, the parent company is the highest-level company located in the United States. This figure shows the parent companies whose facilities reported the most production-related waste managed for 2019. Facilities outside of the manufacturing sector, such as electric utilities and coal and metal mines, are not included in this chart because those sectors’ activities do not lend themselves to the same types or degree of source reduction opportunities as the activities at manufacturing facilities.
Note that these manufacturing facilities manage the majority of their waste through EPA’s preferred waste management methods–recycling, energy recovery, or treatment–rather than releasing it into the environment.
Notes: 1) This figure uses EPA’s standardized parent company names. 2) To view facility counts by parent in 2018 or 2019, mouse over the bar graph. 3) One facility, Incobrasa Industries Ltd, does not report a parent company but it is included in this figure because it has a comparable quantity of production-related waste managed. 4) 28 of the facilities that submitted "Dow Inc" as their parent company name for 2019 submitted "DowDuPont Inc" as their parent company for 2018. Production-related waste for 2018 from these facilities is included in the figure above under "Dow Inc".
These parent companies’ TRI-reporting facilities operate in the following industry sectors:
- Chemical manufacturing: Advansix Inc, Dow Inc, Syngenta Corp, Honeywell International Inc, Sabic US Holdings LP, Westlake Chemical Corp
- Soybean processing: Incobrasa Industries Ltd
- Multiple sectors, e.g. pulp and paper, petroleum refining, and chemicals: Koch Industries Inc
- Tires and rubber products: Bridgestone Americas Inc
- Petroleum refining: PBF Energy Inc
Five of these top parent companies reported implementing new source reduction activities in 2019. Some of these companies reported additional (optional) descriptive information about their pollution prevention activities.
Examples of additional pollution prevention-related information for 2019:
- A Koch Industries chemical manufacturing facility implemented process modifications that resulted in a 64% reduction in the site’s air emissions of methanol. [Click to view facility details in the TRI P2 Search Tool]
- A plastic products manufacturing facility owned by Westlake Chemical Corporation reduced its usage of chromium compounds through reformulation and substitution of the products they use. [Click to view facility details in the TRI P2 Search Tool]
This page was published in January 2021 and uses the 2019 TRI National Analysis dataset made public in TRI Explorer in October 2020.