CAMBRIDGE, Md. — CSX is the first transportation provider selected to join the Maryland Green Registry, a voluntary self-certification program that promotes and recognizes sustainable practices by organizations throughout the state.
The selection was announced by Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley at a Maryland Chamber of Commerce Business Policy Dinner in Cambridge, Md.
The Maryland Green Registry includes organizations that complete a best practices profile covering environmental management and leadership, waste reduction, energy and water conservation, transportation, and green building design.
“Maryland businesses like CSX already know that even relatively simple steps to reduce our impact on the environment save money and create a healthier workplace,” said Governor Martin O’Malley. “The Maryland Green Registry provides an opportunity for these organizations to share their stories and inspire others to take steps to protect our air, land, and water, including the Chesapeake Bay. We’re fortunate to have more than 80 organizations in our State who have agreed to come forward and participate – including CSX – and we hope to have hundreds more organizations join us.”
“Environmental sustainability is fundamental to CSX’s management principles and good business practices,” said Michael Ward, Chairman, President and CEO of CSX. “CSX is proud to join the Maryland Green Registry, and we look forward to working with other participants to build a greener future for Maryland, where CSX has a long and proud history.”
CSX was selected for the Maryland Green Registry due to its overall commitment to environmental sustainability. CSX recently announced a plan to reduce C02 emissions by 2.4 million tons – the equivalent of taking 441,000 cars off the road each year, or burning 5,598,000 fewer barrels of oil.