CN makes CDP Climate A List

Written by William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief
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For the ninth straight year, CN has made the not-for-profit, worldwide environmental Carbon Disclosure Project’s (CDP) Climate A List, identifying the railroad as “a global leader in the corporate response to climate change.”

CN is among 5% of companies participating in CDP’s climate change program to be featured on the 2017 Climate A List. “This is in recognition of CN’s actions in the past reporting year to cut emissions, mitigate climate risks and develop the low-carbon economy,” the company said.

The 2017 Climate A List is comprised of 112 global companies, and is published alongside similar lists for corporate leadership on water and forests. The Climate A List has been produced at the request of 827 investors with assets of more than U.S.$100 trillion. Thousands of companies submit annual climate disclosures to CDP for independent assessment against its scoring methodology.

The Climate A List and full company scores are available on CDP’s website. Scores are released on the same day as CDP’s second annual analysis in the series, Tracking progress on corporate climate action. This year’s assessment “reveals that more companies are setting increasingly ambitious and longer-term climate targets, while the transition to a low-carbon economy is also driving product innovation and the uptake of new tools for change,” CDP said.

CN’s CDP report can be downloaded at the link below

“We are pleased to be recognized by the CDP for the ninth straight year and proud of CN’s continued leadership on climate change action,” said CN President and CEO Luc Jobin. “Over the past 20 years, we have reduced our locomotive emission intensity by 39% while achieving record growth in the volume of freight we move.”

“Congratulations to all the companies that made it onto the Climate A List this year,” said CDP Executive Chair Paul Dickinson. “It’s inspiring to see so many taking bold action to mitigate the risks of climate change and grasp the opportunities that come with the transition to a sustainable economy. As we approach a tipping point on environmental action, business is absolutely central to making that transition happen.”

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