Friday, April 23, 2010

CSX honors C.H. Robinson for environmental commitment

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Logistics and transportation provider C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. said Friday it was recognized by CSX Corp. for the company’s environmental efforts, and was awarded a 2009 Environmental Award by the Class I railroad at the second annual CSX Environmental Awards dinner in Jacksonville, Fla. April 21. 

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The CSX awards specifically recognize customers who led their industry in CO2 emissions avoidance in 2009; demonstrated the greatest improvement in avoided emissions in 2009 versus 2008; or deserve special recognition for their commitment to sustained supply chain practices through the use of rail or intermodal.

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“We’re honored to be recognized for our commitment to sustainability,” said Steve Weiby, C.H. Robinson vice president. “CSX has been a leader in promoting the importance of environmental stewardship in freight transportation, and we’re proud that our work with them is making a difference. We view sustainability as an overall approach to business that adds value and improves efficiencies. We will continue to invest in the long-term success of our industry and focus on finding ways to help our customers and our industry reduce waste in supply chains.”
 
“CSX is pleased to recognize C.H. Robinson’s commitment to sustainability,” said Clarence W. Gooden, executive vice president, sales and marketing and chief commercial officer, CSX. “We are pleased to be a part of their green supply chain. A single CSX trains can haul a ton of freight more than 436 miles on a single gallon of fuel.”