Koch Industries 2006 EHS Report
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The Koch Industries 2006 EHS report failed to address many of the issues important to the sector, as well as to the PSI. They reported the amount of emissions of all greenhouse gases (but did not call out methane or carbon dioxide) but used the units of pounds per barrel crude oil processing capability, and did not specify how many barrels that was, leaving us unable to denormalize the data. The report also mentions releases, but does not specify whether they were toxic or not, and groups them as air, land, and water, without specifying how much of each (except graphically). The reporting is by average volume per release, so total release numbers could not be calculated by us. Finally, the report had a rather weak human rights section that did not address child labor, fair compensation, or forced labor. Analyzed by William P. Alston, and posted to the web on 6/8/2007.
Now that is has completed the purchase of forest products giant Georgia-Pacific (for a reported $21 billion), Koch Industries has become a real paper tiger. Koch (pronounced "coke") is one of the largest private companies in the US. Koch Industries' operations include refining and chemicals, process equipment, and technologies; fibers and polymers; commodity and financial trading; and forest and consumer products. Its Flint Hills Resources subsidiary owns three refineries process 800,000 barrels of crude oil daily. Koch operates crude gathering systems and pipelines across North America as well as cattle ranches in Kansas, Montana, and Texas. Brothers Charles and David Koch control the company. Source: Hoovers.
The letter grades reported below are based on all reports irrespective of year of the same sector in the database and may be slightly different from the grades in the individual sector reports, which are based on scores of companies in just that report.
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