For Trinity, a CSR First

Written by William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief
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Trinity Industries, Inc. has publishing its inaugural 2020 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report, which details the company’s ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) initiatives and response to COVID-19.

The CSR report aligns with and discloses metrics from the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) framework, an international standard referenced to identify business-relevant factors most material to the Company.

Trinity pointed to the following key ESG achievements:

  • “Increased disclosure on Human Capital and Diversity and Inclusion initiatives, including commitment to ethnicity and gender goal setting”
  • “Commitment to set targets for energy consumption, GHG emissions, water, and waste in our operations.”
  • “Becoming the first railcar lessor in North America to publish a Green Financing Framework, supported by a second-party opinion from Sustainalytics.”

“At Trinity, we take pride in serving communities by delivering commodities by rail—safely, efficiently and sustainably—across North America,” said Trinity’s President and CEO Jean Savage. “Our long-standing commitment to high ethical standards, a workplace that values and respects all employees, sound governance, and resource stewardship is foundational to our core mission of Delivering Goods for the Good of All. We are pleased to publish our inaugural Corporate Social Responsibility report to further integrate key principles of sustainability, including actions and transparency in environmental stewardship, safety and quality assurance, and diversity and inclusion that ultimately measure our effectiveness in long-term value creation for all our stakeholders.”

Trinity’s Board of Directors and Executive Leadership Team oversee the Trinity’s ESG initiatives, which the company says “have been integrated into  long-term planning and strategy. This inaugural report is a major milestone for Trinity as the company continues its commitment to ongoing and long-term ESG improvements.”

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