Norfolk Southern (NS), CSX and CN have earned spots on CDP’s 2021 Supplier Engagement Leaderboard, which recognizes companies for their work with suppliers to reduce emissions.
CDP, a global environmental non-profit group, determines a company’s Supplier Engagement Rating (SER) based on their policies and actions related to governance, targets, emissions and value chain engagement, according to CSX.
“Our data shows that companies currently have blinders on when it comes to assessing their indirect impacts and engaging with suppliers to reduce them,” said Sonya Bhonsle, Global Head of Value Chains and Regional Director Corporations for CDP. “Companies must act urgently to cascade action and manage environmental impacts throughout their supply chains to scale the level of action to secure a 1.5°C future. Many congratulations to the 500-plus companies earning a place on CDP’s 2021 Supplier Engagement Leaderboard.”
“We’re honored to be recognized by CDP as a member of the elite 2021 Supplier Engagement Leaderboard,” NS Chief Sustainability Officer Josh Raglin said. “Our company knows the importance of leveraging technology and smart operating practices to achieve our robust climate goals, in alignment with the larger freight transportation industry.”
“CSX is proud to be named a 2021 Supplier Engagement Leader by @CDP for our work with suppliers on emissions reductions,” the Class I railroad posted on Twitter on Feb. 10. “As a transportation sustainability leader, we’re committed to always improving our performance & supporting our partners in attaining their environmental goals.”
“We’re delighted to be recognized by @CDP as a 2021 Supplier Engagement Leader,” CN tweeted on Feb. 10. “We continue to take action on climate change by engaging with our suppliers across the supply chain.”
In December, CDP recognized NS with an A- rating for leadership in corporate sustainability; CSX and CN each earned an A rating. It scored 11,759 worldwide companies in 2021 on their climate change efforts and disclosures. Scores were based on data reported through CDP’s questionnaire.