CSX 2014 Corporate Social Responsibility Highlights: Environmental Sustainability

Sep 22, 2015 5:25 PM ET

With approximately 11 million square feet of facilities spread throughout 23 states and two Canadian provinces, and ownership of more than 4,000 locomotives, CSX has a significant commitment to implement responsible practices to sustain the future of its business and respect environmental resources for future generations.

CSX’s sustainability strategy focuses on reducing the environmental footprint of our operations, engaging openly on sustainability issues, and supporting sustainable development.

In 2011, CSX created long-term Environmental Goals to be achieved by 2020. So far, CSX has reduced greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions intensity by 4.5 percent since 2011. CSX now has the ability to move a ton of freight 483 miles on a single gallon of fuel, which represents a 2.8 percent increase from last year and an all-time company record.

CSX also focuses on designing and constructing sustainable facilities. For example, CSX worked with the Evansville & Western Railway to open the LEED-certified Central Florida Intermodal Logistics Center in Winter Haven, Florida in 2014. Additionally, CSX implemented large-scale LED lighting retrofits at five locations in Maryland and New York, which can together save more than four million kilowatt hours.

CSX’s sustainability efforts were recognized by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for North America, the 2014 CDP S&P 500 Climate Disclosure Leadership Index, and the 2014 CDP S&P 500 Climate Performance Leadership Index. On the Climate Disclosure Leadership Index, CSX received an all-time high performance score, 98A.

CSX also supports environmental preservation efforts throughout its network. CSX’s “Oyster Train” partnership with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation was completed in 2014 when CSX successfully delivered the 22nd freight train filled with fossilized oyster shells from Florida to the Chesapeake Bay. CSX also set a new goal to plant a second tree for every mile of CSX track in the United States by 2018, following its previously completed goal to plant 21,000 trees. Once completed, CSX will have planted 42,000 total trees as a part of the Trees for Tracks program.

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