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 for 2017. Facilities outside of the manufacturing sector, such as electric utilities and coal and metal mines, are not included in this chart because the nature of the activities conducted by those sectors do not lend themselves to the same types or degree of source reduction and waste management activities as manufacturing facilities. Note that almost all of these companies are largely managing their waste through EPA’s preferred waste management methods—recycling, energy recovery, or treatment—rather than releasing it to the environment.
These parent companies' TRI-reporting facilities operate in the following industry sectors:
- Chemical manufacturing: Advansix Inc, DowDuPont, BASF, Syngenta, Honeywell International, Sabic US Holdings LP
- Paper: International Paper
- Soybean processing: Incobrasa
- Multiple sectors, e.g. pulp and paper, petroleum refining, and chemicals: Koch Industries
- Petroleum refining: PBF Energy
Half of these top parent companies reported implementing new source reduction activities in 2017. Some of these companies reported additional (optional) information to TRI about their pollution prevention or waste management activities.
Examples of additional pollution prevention-related information for 2017:
- A BASF facility installed more accurate feed control valves which reduced excess ammonia usage. [Click to view facility details in the Pollution Prevention (P2) Tool]
- A paperboard mill owned by Koch Industries upgraded a boiler to eliminate bark burning. [Click to view facility details in the P2 Tool]
This page was published in March 2019 and uses the 2017 TRI National Analysis dataset made public in TRI Explorer in October 2018.