Waste Management by Parent Company in the 2015 TRI National Analysis
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Facilities that report to the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) provide information on their parent companyparent companyThe parent company is the highest level U.S. company which directly owns at least 50 percent of the voting stock of your company. [2012 TRI Reporting Forms and Instructions]. 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 2015. Production-related waste quantities reported for 2014 are also shown for reference.
These parent companies’ TRI-reporting facilities operate in the following industry sectors:
- Metal mining: Teck American
- Soybean processing: Incobrasa
- Multiple sectors, e.g. pulp and paper, petroleum refining, and chemicals: Koch Industries
- Chemical manufacturing: Dow Chemical, Syngenta, BASF, Honeywell International, Basin Electric
- Petroleum refining: PBF Energy
- Metal smelting: The Renco Group
The quantity reported by Honeywell International Inc. can be ascribed primarily to cumene recycling at a facility owned by Honeywell International in Reporting Year 2015. This facility uses cumene as a feedstock to manufacture phenol, a widely used TRI-covered chemical that is produced in very large quantities. This facility is among the largest manufacturers of phenol in North America and has implemented a number of steps to increase its recovery and recycling of cumene.
Most of these top parent companies reported implementing one or more new source reduction activities in 2015. Some of these companies also reported additional (optional) information to TRI about their pollution prevention or waste management activities.
Examples of additional pollution prevention-related information for 2015:
- A Dow Chemical facility decreased dichloromethane waste after modifying their reactions to reduce excess chemical. (Process Modification) [Click to view facility details in the Pollution Prevention (P2) Tool]
- A Syngenta facility that manufactures pesticides was able to decrease their waste management of propiconazole by changing production schedule in order to decrease the need for tank washings (Good Operating Practices) [Click to view facility details in the P2 Tool]
This page was published in January 2017 and uses the 2015 TRI National Analysis dataset made public in TRI Explorer in October 2016.