Norfolk Southern Corporation: Social Performance

Norfolk Southern Corporation: Social Performance

Norfolk Southern is committed to the safety and well-being of its people and the communities it serves.

Norfolk Southern’s No. 1 goal is for each employee to return home safely to family and friends at the end of every work day. The railroad is committed to a safe working environment and providing employees with rewarding, meaningful careers. Strategic focus areas are behavior-based safety; employee wellness and training; and workforce diversity and inclusiveness.

As a responsible corporate citizen, Norfolk Southern considers safe rail operations in our communities as core to the company’s sustainability efforts. Strategic focus areas are safe transport of freight regulated as hazardous material; highway-rail grade crossing safety; trespassing prevention; and partnerships with local first responders.


  • Earned national achievement award for helping communities prepare for potential incidents involving transport of hazardous materials.
  • Recognized as Platinum Fit-Friendly Worksite by American Heart Association.
  • Ranked among Top 100 Military Friendly Employers.
  • Designated as a Corporate Elite Health Champion by American Diabetes Association

Learn more about Norfolk Southern's commitment to an injury-free workplace and communities at

Content from this campaign

Norfolk Southern Goes Grassroots with Diversity and Inclusion
NSSustainability Recognizing the benefits of a diverse workforce, Norfolk Southern has established employee Diversity and Inclusion Councils in each of its 10 operating divisions. These grassroots councils promote a respectful workplace, contribute to business goals, and maximize employee potential. By the end of 2015, more than 200...
Dec 27, 2016 6:30 AM ET
Norfolk Southern | Staying Healthy One Step at a Time
NSSustainability In 2015, more than 8,700 employees – about 30 percent of NS’ workforce – earned points and pocketed up to $260 a year by walking, participating in challenges, and tracking their health through this WellNS program. Employees at more than 50 work locations across NS can monitor their weight, blood pressure, and body mass...
Dec 23, 2016 6:30 AM ET
Norfolk Southern Named a Military Friendly® Employer for Supporting Veterans
NORFOLK, Va., December 1, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Veterans in search of jobs that pay well and offer career advancement will find Norfolk Southern among 210 companies recently recognized for being military friendly. Norfolk Southern was named to the list of 2017 Military Friendly® Employers by Victory Media, a veteran-owned publisher of G.I. Jobs, Military Spouse, STEM, and Vetrepreneur...
Dec 1, 2016 12:45 PM ET
NS Employee Spotlight | Building a Tradition of Volunteering
Before joining Norfolk Southern in 1999, Stephen Young had never been involved in community volunteer work. Now, Young, manager intermodal equipment, is a fixture with the Norfolk Thoroughbred Volunteers. He has twice earned Volunteer of the Year award for most volunteer hours and has chaired the group for the past year. A favorite project of his is the annual Hampton Roads Family...
Nov 22, 2016 6:30 AM ET
Norfolk Southern Safety Train Reaches More Than 1,900 First Responders on 18-City Tour
NORFOLK, Va., Nov. 21, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Norfolk Southern’s safety train recently completed its 2016 tour, training 1,926 first responders in 18 cities in 13 states across NS’ rail network. With rolling classrooms and hands-on activities, the safety train provided free training to firefighters, police officers, emergency management personnel, and other first responders on how to safely...
Nov 21, 2016 7:55 AM ET