NORFOLK, Va. — Norfolk Southern has achieved recognition as a U.S. leader in disclosing greenhouse gas emissions and climate-change information to investors and the marketplace through CDP, an environmental not-for-profit organization. It marks the second consecutive year Norfolk Southern has earned the recognition.
Norfolk Southern achieved a score of 99 out of 100 for carbon disclosure – up from 98 in 2014 – to earn a place on CDP’s 2015 S&P Climate Disclosure Leadership Index, released today. The railroad scored within the top 10 percent of Standard & Poor’s 500 Index companies that disclose information to CDP about how they measure and manage their greenhouse gas emissions and their risks and opportunities associated with climate change.
In addition to being named to the leadership index, Norfolk Southern received its best-ever CDP score for environmental performance, reflecting the railroad’s long-term commitment to reduce its carbon footprint and the environmental impacts of business operations. The railroad, in its eighth year of participating in the voluntary CDP survey, received an A-minus for performance, up from a B.
“Norfolk Southern’s CDP disclosure reflects the company’s commitment to shareholders, communities, and customers to be transparent and accountable for our environmental performance,” said Bruno Maestri, vice president government relations and corporate sustainability officer. “We strive to continuously improve our performance as an industry leader in sustainable business practices, and we are proud to be listed on the CDP leadership index.”