Monday, September 25, 2017

CSX makes Dow Jones Sustainability Index

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Even as some of its customers wait for their objections to service issues to be sustained, CSX was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for North America for the seventh consecutive year.

The list recognizes the company’s leadership in sustainable and responsible business practices. CSX was the only U.S.-based railroad and one of only three transportation companies included on the North American index in 2017.

“With increasing consumer demand, the need for freight rail as a safe, reliable and sustainable transportation solution is ever more pressing,” said E. Hunter Harrison, president and chief executive officer. “As the most fuel-efficient mode of freight transportation on land, rail will continue to enable significant emission reductions and help drive economic prosperity.”

CSX was recognized for high performance in corporate governance, supply chain management and corporate citizenship and philanthropy, as well as in several areas of environmental performance including environmental policy and management systems, fuel efficiency and operational eco-efficiency.

“By building on the foundation of our Precision Scheduled Railroading operating model, CSX is well-positioned for the future,” said Harrison. “This transformational operating model delivers more reliable, more consistent freight rail service which promotes sustainability and creates lasting value for customers, shareholders, employees and communities in which CSX operates.”

The DJSI North America index is a partnership between the Dow Jones Indices and RobecoSAM Sustainability Assessments, which tracks the leading sustainability-driven companies based on an analysis of financially-material economic, environmental and governance criteria.




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