KCS Releases 2018 Sustainability Report

Written by Andrew Corselli, Managing Editor
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Pat Ottensmeyer

Kansas City Southern (KCS) recently released its 2018 sustainability report, “For the Long Haul: Delivering Prosperity, Valuing People, Protecting the Planet,” the highlight of which saw KCS “reduce its carbon footprint by reducing waste and energy usage through design and innovation and decreasing Scope 1 greenhouse gas emissions by utilizing fuel-reduction technologies and operational initiatives.”

Other “For the Long Haul” highlights include:

  • KCS improved the employee experience by continuing to diversify the workforce and optimizing employee experiences via innovative technology.”
  • “KCS elevated its commitment to safety by reducing reportable injuries and making operations more safe and secure, which includes reaching the goal to make 100% of the required route miles fully Positive Train Control-compliant.”
  • “KCS began to implement precision scheduled railroading, laying the groundwork in 2018 for what became in 2019 KCS’ Precision Scheduled Railroading, which is helping the company realize significant improvements in efficiency and productivity.”

The report in its entirety can be found here.

“Responsible business practices are key to KCS’ vision, values and culture and to maintaining strong relationships with our stakeholders,” said KCS President and CEO Patrick J. Ottensmeyer. “We are proud to share our 2018 sustainability report that clearly illustrates why sustainable practices are important to our business, and how they help us fulfill our vision to consistently be the fastest-growing, best-performing, most customer-focused transportation provider in North America.”

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