Toxic 100 Air Polluters Index (2016 Report, Based on 2014 Data)

Toxic
100 Rank
CorporationRSEI Score
(pounds released
⊕ toxicity ⊕
population exposure)
Toxics
released
to air
(millions of pounds)
Toxics
transferred for
incineration
(millions of pounds)
EJ: Poor ShareEJ: Minority Share
1 Alcoa 14,444,034 4.92 0.06 22.0% 76.4%
2 DuPont 7,771,745 3.32 10.08 23.8% 61.3%
3 Bayer 7,387,044 0.27 18.22 21.3% 66.9%
4 General Electric 4,828,401 0.18 0.08 21.2% 33.8%
5 Exxon Mobil 4,327,914 8.82 0.51 24.6% 68.7%
6 Berkshire Hathaway 3,712,082 3.05 0.11 19.6% 37.6%
7 LyondellBasell Industries 3,427,510 4.88 4.11 20.7% 69.7%
8 Koch Industries 3,163,413 29.41 3.64 19.4% 47.5%
9 United Technologies 2,258,199 0.06 0.00 18.7% 52.5%
10 Robert Bosch 2,245,653 0.00 0.00 14.0% 34.1%
11 BASF 2,010,553 5.59 1.67 28.7% 41.7%
12 Rio Tinto 1,910,786 0.12 0.00 13.5% 29.5%
13 Freeport-McMoRan 1,705,053 4.89 0.01 29.2% 51.2%
14 Dow Chemical 1,468,379 5.74 8.89 20.2% 38.8%
15 Valero Energy 1,424,842 4.69 0.06 23.9% 72.4%
16 Emerson Electric 1,417,713 0.03 0.00 15.1% 50.9%
17 Eastman Chemical 1,320,673 7.49 0.29 23.0% 29.5%
18 Huntsman 1,307,660 0.64 7.27 18.5% 37.2%
19 Royal Dutch Shell 1,254,639 2.33 0.19 19.8% 58.9%
20 Occidental Petroleum 1,217,618 0.97 5.26 20.4% 65.7%
21 Steel Dynamics 1,210,165 0.24 0.00 16.7% 28.2%
22 ArcelorMittal 1,146,235 0.93 0.16 27.6% 51.3%
23 Ametek 1,084,122 0.06 0.00 10.2% 26.4%
24 Phillips 66 1,035,889 5.11 0.18 19.7% 62.6%
25 National Oilwell Varco 989,905 0.27 0.02 29.6% 52.6%
26 Eaton 940,368 0.02 0.00 13.0% 29.1%
27 American Electric Power 930,447 19.62 0.00 16.5% 9.9%
28 Albemarle 816,915 0.45 0.24 19.2% 64.9%
29 BP 812,893 2.01 0.06 18.3% 38.8%
30 Schlumberger 795,711 0.04 0.08 23.2% 60.4%
31 NextEra Energy 758,778 0.57 0.00 16.7% 35.3%
32 United States Steel 691,471 2.60 4.75 25.2% 50.9%
33 Celanese 605,140 1.09 16.21 16.8% 59.0%
34 Flowserve 593,791 0.00 0.00 24.6% 32.9%
35 Nucor 590,694 0.35 0.00 22.7% 26.1%
36 Saint-Gobain 568,878 0.61 0.08 15.0% 28.4%
37 Tesoro 554,741 1.99 0.01 21.6% 73.9%
38 ThyssenKrupp 531,872 0.00 0.00 16.3% 55.4%
39 Spirit Aerosystems Holdings Inc 530,000 0.61 0.00 23.4% 44.8%
40 Caterpillar 521,911 0.12 0.00 16.2% 50.8%
41 Honeywell International 520,404 4.68 1.61 23.0% 52.6%
42 Chevron 512,095 2.82 0.21 19.7% 69.0%
43 Icahn Enterprises 495,201 4.33 0.00 17.4% 33.2%
44 Goodyear Tire & Rubber 493,411 1.45 0.00 24.1% 74.4%
45 Total S.A. 490,947 0.71 0.13 26.7% 51.6%
46 Henkel 483,162 0.06 0.13 25.6% 50.2%
47 PPG Industries 466,847 0.61 0.18 15.3% 22.6%
48 Marathon Petroleum 453,040 2.90 0.05 24.5% 46.3%
49 Textron 452,466 0.09 0.00 22.6% 50.1%
50 Praxair 444,899 0.21 0.00 24.1% 42.3%
51 General Motors 407,104 3.12 0.01 17.1% 25.7%
52 DTE Energy 374,944 4.93 0.09 26.7% 47.4%
53 Chemours 360,119 6.28 8.78 19.7% 43.3%
54 AK Steel 343,155 0.33 0.01 21.5% 20.4%
55 Deere 342,304 0.36 0.02 18.8% 24.8%
56 NRG Energy 336,638 18.88 0.00 13.5% 30.0%
57 Xylem Inc 334,325 0.00 0.00 15.2% 38.8%
58 Targa Resources 331,797 0.06 0.02 25.8% 85.5%
59 Cargill 320,437 4.92 0.00 23.7% 52.1%
60 Air Products & Chemicals 314,851 0.39 0.24 17.4% 22.1%
61 Danaher 308,192 0.08 0.00 19.7% 55.2%
62 Delta Air Lines 300,637 0.30 0.00 18.5% 46.3%
63 International Paper 283,930 39.91 0.00 22.9% 43.2%
64 PPL Corp. 276,467 11.25 0.00 15.4% 23.7%
65 3M Company 271,658 2.64 12.64 14.1% 33.8%
66 Archer Daniels Midland 264,033 9.40 0.00 20.9% 26.9%
67 Petrobras 264,020 0.32 0.00 25.1% 81.3%
68 Duke Energy 259,978 17.80 0.00 16.6% 27.4%
69 Martin Marietta Materials 259,332 0.41 0.00 13.1% 47.4%
70 Kimberly-Clark 241,926 1.06 0.00 17.6% 46.3%
71 Huntington Ingalls Industries 237,327 0.22 0.12 23.8% 64.8%
72 Monsanto 235,743 0.48 0.26 13.3% 22.2%
73 Compass Group 235,109 0.00 0.27 11.0% 26.0%
74 Owens Corning 234,253 0.59 0.00 19.0% 49.9%
75 Ashland Inc. 231,477 0.76 0.17 17.1% 36.7%
76 Becton Dickinson 230,333 0.00 0.00 10.0% 24.1%
77 SABIC (Saudi Basic Industries) 217,698 1.68 0.62 14.6% 12.7%
78 FirstEnergy 209,431 11.48 0.00 14.3% 12.0%
79 Mallinckrodt 208,890 0.03 0.81 14.3% 39.4%
80 Boeing 197,948 0.35 0.02 18.8% 42.8%
81 Ford Motor 190,952 2.85 0.00 15.6% 32.9%
82 SAS Global Corp 182,753 0.00 0.00 32.2% 56.4%
83 LKQ 181,156 0.03 0.00 16.3% 7.0%
84 C.R. Bard 179,744 0.34 0.00 19.8% 51.8%
85 Lockheed Martin 173,295 0.00 0.01 26.4% 74.0%
86 LafargeHolcim 172,050 2.20 0.03 15.5% 36.8%
87 Illinois Tool Works 166,823 0.16 0.11 14.8% 52.4%
88 Medtronic 164,717 0.19 0.11 27.0% 47.7%
89 AES Corp. 158,710 9.93 0.00 20.1% 28.1%
90 Invesco 153,669 0.00 0.00 16.6% 25.3%
91 Michelin 148,852 0.48 0.00 24.4% 47.2%
92 Whirlpool 135,805 0.15 0.00 24.7% 8.4%
93 Ecolab 135,678 0.17 0.28 14.6% 67.7%
94 HeidelbergCement 129,212 0.71 0.00 12.9% 36.4%
95 Ingredion 123,581 0.55 0.00 18.7% 51.3%
96 Pentair 118,051 0.02 0.00 23.1% 52.8%
97 Pemex 113,663 0.11 0.00 21.9% 71.8%
98 HollyFrontier 112,959 0.83 0.01 18.6% 28.6%
99 Carpenter Co 112,320 0.01 0.18 19.0% 58.4%
100 Johnson & Johnson 110,981 0.04 0.04 11.4% 27.4%

Explanatory notes (For details, see the technical notes).

RSEI score: Estimated population chronic health human health risk from air releases and incineration transfers reported to the US Environmental Protection Agency's Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) for the 2014 Reporting Year, as computed by the US EPA's Risk-Screening Environmental Indicators (RSEI ver. 2.3.4) from quantity released, toxicity of chemicals, and population exposure. Data are adjusted by the Corporate Toxics Information Project (CTIP) for subsequent revisions to TRI data, including where available revisions to the share of hexavalent chromium in chromium releases.
Source: US EPA and Corporate Toxics Information Project (CTIP).

Quantity of toxic air releases and incineration transfers: Millions of pounds of toxic chemicals released to the air on-site or transferred offsite for incineration in the TRI 2014 Reporting Year, without adjustment for toxicity or population exposure.
Source: US EPA.

Environmental Justice (EJ): Poor Share and Minority Share: Shares of the total population health risk borne by people living below the poverty line or by people in minority racial/ethnic groups. In the U.S. population, 14.5 percent live below the poverty line and 36 percent are members of minority racial/ethnic groups.
Sources: US EPA, US Census, and CTIP.

Coverage: This table presents the highest toxic-score companies that appear on the Forbes Global 2000 list, 2016 ranking (first 500 companies only), the Forbes America’s Largest Private Companies list, 2016 ranking, the Fortune 500 list as of the end of 2015 (first 500 companies only), the Fortune Global 500 (made with data from fiscal years ending by March 2016), or the S&P 500 as of July 1 2016. Individual facilities are assigned to corporate parents on the basis of the most current information on their ownership structure as of late 2016.
Source: CTIP.

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