Honeywell International Inc



Honeywell International is a technology and manufacturing company based in Charlotte, North Carolina. Founded in 1906, and long associated with thermostats, it also designed and manufactured cluster bombs; the electronic systems used to drop the atomic bombs on Japan in 1945; as well as the controls for B-52 bombers, nuclear submarines, the MX intercontinental ballistic missiles, Pershing II and Trident nuclear missile systems. After the company became a primary target of the anti-war movement in the 1960s, Honeywell helped the Federal Bureau of Investigation to spy on the activists. After the activists sued the company for interfering with their right to protest, Honeywell agreed to pay for cluster bomb removal in Laos.



Aerospace, building technologies, performance materials and technologies (PMT), and safety and productivity solutions.


Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
environment-related offenses$140,997,71569
employment-related offenses$89,320,30625
competition-related offenses$15,986,0004
government-contracting-related offenses$6,600,0002
safety-related offenses$1,856,83576

(January 12, 2022)

Number of Records
Total Penalties
$276,819,705 (September 30, 2022)
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Article Archive

The FBI as Co-Conspirator

Published by
Washington Post
Nate Hentoff

Among the defendants were Honeywell, Inc., a principal supplier of anti-personnel weapons to the Defense Department as well as to foreign governments and the FBI.

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Big Emitters to EPA: "Don't Ask, Won't Tell"

Published by
Ross Gelbspan

AP reports today: “Some of the country’s largest emitters of heat-trapping gases, including businesses that publicly support efforts to curb global warming, don’t want the public knowing exactly how much they pollute.

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Videos & Podcasts
Floodwaters at The Honeywell Geismer Chemical Plant
Worker dumping soda ash in contaminated floodwater next to the Honeywell chemical plant in Geismar, Louisiana following the 1000-year flood - Video Julie Dermansky


Roof collapse at Honeywell Aerospace
Nuclear Watch: USA Illinois Uranium Hexafluoride' Release at Honeywell Works
Honeywell Workers Hold Protest At Alausa Office, Demand Salary Increase, Better Working Conditions
Honeywell Lock Out in NY & IN
Honeywell Workers Strike After Contract Rejection


Other Key Sources
  • Business and Human Rights Resource Centre's profile on Honeywell - UK-based Business and Human Rights Resource Centre is an NGO that employs researchers on five continents who work with activists, companies and governments alike to advance human rights in business by eradicating abuse.


Recent & Ongoing Campaigns
Why did high-tech giant Honeywell trigger a decades-long public protest?

Kevin Dragseth | TPT Originals | September 23, 2019

The United States' involvement in World War II had broad support from the American people. In the minds of nearly any American, it remains one of the most clearly justifiable wars in our history.

Protests erupt along Mexican border after deaths at Honeywell, Lear

Jose Luis Gonzales | Reuters | April 6, 2020

A spate of suspected coronavirus deaths among workers for U.S. companies operating along the border in Mexico has triggered multiple protests in recent days, highlighting friction over which factories should remain open in the pandemic.

Major Investigations
& Lawsuits
New Jersey sues Honeywell over contamination in Edgewater and Hudson River

Scott Fallen | North Jersey | November 10, 2020

Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration sued one of the nation's largest companies on Tuesday, seeking financial damages for a cornucopia of pollution that has seeped from an Edgewater Superfund site into the Hudson River and the surrounding area for decades.

Honeywell to Pay Georgia $4M for Pollution in Coastal Marsh

Insurance Journal | December 27, 2019

A company has agreed to pay the state of Georgia $4 million for environmental cleanup of a former chemical plant.

Honeywell Brazil oil unit's Petrobras ties targeted by FCPA probe: filing

Reuters | July 18, 2019

U.S. and Brazilian authorities are investigating whether Honeywell International Inc's HON.N use of third parties in Brazil violated the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Honeywell said in a regulatory filing on Thursday.

Honeywell Agrees To $3M Pollution Fine | March 29, 2013

The agreement between federal authorities and Honeywell Resins and Chemicals LLC was filed in U.S. District Court in Richmond. The consent decree is subject to court approval. Along with paying the fine, the company agreed to improve the plant's air pollution control equipment and processes.

Environmental Impacts
Honeywell, Saint-Gobain to Clean Polluted N.Y. Town’s Water

Bloomberg Law | December 3, 2021

Honeywell International Inc. and Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corp., the companies responsible for contaminating an upstate New York village’s drinking water supply with PFAS chemicals, must implement an alternative supply plan for the community, state officials said Friday.

Before death from Honeywell chemical release, Geismar plant had small leaks, breakdowns, DEQ says

David Mitchell | The Advocate | October 29, 2021

The Honeywell Geismar plant in Carville where a worker was killed earlier this month has had 11 accidental releases of toxic or flammable chemicals in the past three years, state regulatory records say.

EPA Document Lists Firms Tied to Superfund Sites: 100 companies — and federal agencies — are connected to 40 percent of the worst toxic waste dumps

Alex Knott & Richard Mullins | Public Integrity | April 26, 2007

About 100 companies and the federal government are connected to more than 40 percent of America's most dangerously contaminated toxic waste sites, according to an analysis of a controversial and confidential government document obtained by the Center for Public Integrity.

Superfund lake to be cleaned up

NBC News | October 12, 2006

Honeywell Inc. will spend $451 million to help clean up Onondaga Lake, once a sacred American Indian waterway turned into a toxic stew by a century of municipal and industrial pollution.

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Based on United States Environmental Protection Agency data ranking the top 100 worst polluters.

Employment Practices
& Relations
Honeywell worker dies after Geismar plant incident

WAFB 9 | October 21, 2021

A worker at the Honeywell Plant in Geismar, La. has died after reportedly being severely burned by chemicals in an accident at the plant earlier today

Honeywell employees protest, demand fair contract

UAW | September 22, 2016

Local employees of a manufacturing company protested Wednesday in demand of a fair contract.


Corporate Headquarters
700 S Mint St, Charlotte, NC 28202
Most Recent Gross Revenue
$34.459 billion (2022) | source
Most Recent Net Revenue
$5.080 billion (2022) | source
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    Tax Havens
    & Evasion
    These 91 companies paid no federal taxes in 2018

    Jesse Pound | CNBC | December 16, 2019

    Nearly 100 Fortune 500 companies effectively paid no federal taxes in 2018, according to a new report.

    Tax advocacy group names Honeywell on its "Dirty Thirty" corporations that spend lots on lobbying

    Stacy Jones | N.J. | March 30, 2019

    Thirty companies, including Morris Township-based Honeywell International, made a tax advocacy group’s list of corporations it says that spend big bucks on lobbying and save millions in federal tax subsidies annually, according to a report released yesterday.

    Major Projects
    Honeywell sites in Louisiana could get nearly $100M influx of cash investment; seeks tax incentives

    Kristen Mosbruck | The Advocate | July 15, 2021

    Honeywell is considering investing nearly $100 million across two sites in Louisiana — one in Baton Rouge and the other in Shreveport. 

    Honeywell Announces $208 Million In Louisiana Projects

    Heidi Schwartz | Business Facilities | July 17, 2013

    Gov. Bobby Jindal and Honeywell Performance Materials and Technologies President and CEO Andreas Kramvis have announced that Honeywell will invest $208 million in new manufacturing projects at its four production sites in Louisiana.

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