CSX Named Sustainability Leader by the CDP S&P 500 Annual Climate Indices

Sep 25, 2014 5:15 PM ET

Jacksonville, Fla., September 25, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Building on the company’s track record of industry-leading sustainability projects and performance, CSX (NYSE: CSX) was recently named to the CDP S&P 500 Climate Disclosure Leadership Index 2014 (CDLI) and S&P 500 Climate Performance Leadership Index 2014 (CPLI). An environmental nonprofit, CDP is the world’s only global environmental disclosure system.

“CSX is dedicated to investing in the safe, reliable, environmentally-friendly rail network of the future to continue to drive profitable growth and shareholder value creation,” said Fredrik Eliasson, executive vice president and chief financial officer. “This commitment to sustainable growth includes aggressive measurement and transparency to benefit shareholders and employees alike.”

CSX raised its CDLI performance score – a measure of a company’s transparency on climate-related disclosures – to an all-time high this year, receiving a score of 98A. In addition, this is the fifth consecutive year that CSX has achieved a position on the CPLI, a measurement that evaluates the transparency of a company’s efforts to address climate change. The company was also featured in a profile report focused on investing in energy efficiency to continue driving profitability.

CDP’s annual index spotlights companies listed on the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index (S&P 500) that have demonstrated a commitment to managing climate change by integrating it into their business strategy and taking actionable steps to mitigate climate-related risk. This year, the CDP S&P 500 Climate Change Report 2014, presents new analysis linking S&P 500 industry leaders with financial performance.  

In 2013, CSX achieved record-setting fuel efficiency and reduced greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions intensity by 1.5 percent since 2011, bringing the company closer to its voluntary goal of reducing GHG emissions intensity by six to eight percent from 2011 levels by 2020. In addition, CSX provided more than $16 million to charitable organizations in 2013 and logged more than 25,000 volunteer hours working with national and local organizations to support safety, environmental, community and wellness initiatives across its 21,000 mile network.

To learn more about sustainability at CSX, view the company’s most recent Corporate Social Responsibility Report at www.csxcsr.com.


About CSX
CSX, based in Jacksonville, Florida, is a premier transportation company. It provides rail, intermodal and rail-to-truck transload services and solutions to customers across a broad array of markets, including energy, industrial, construction, agricultural, and consumer products. For more than 185 years, CSX has played a critical role in the nation's economic expansion and industrial development. Its network connects every major metropolitan area in the eastern United States, where nearly two-thirds of the nation's population resides. It also links more than 240 short-line railroads and more than 70 ocean, river and lake ports with major population centers and small farming towns alike. More information about CSX Corporation and its subsidiaries is available at www.csx.com. Like us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/OfficialCSX) and follow us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/CSX).

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