Corporate Responsibility Magazine Names CSX a Best Corporate Citizen for 2016

CSX was recently recognized as one of Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s Best Corporate Citizens for 2016.

The railroad was ranked No. 47 in the company’s fourth appearance on the list. CSX was the only railroad included in the ranking.

“As we continue to shape CSX to meet the demands of tomorrow, we remain dedicated to safe and responsible operations,” Michael J. Ward, chairman and chief executive officer of CSX, said in a news release. “Investing in our employees, communities, and the environment, and developing technologies for more efficient performance, are key aspects of creating a strong foundation for CSX’s future.”

CSX’s performance on the list highlights the company’s grant programs and in-kind donations, increased data transparency, continued shareholder returns, and progress on its 2020 sustainability goals.

CSX will soon be issuing its sixth Corporate Social Responsibility Report, which outlines 2015 performance and goals across key areas, including financial performance, governance, safety, employees, environment, and communities. The report also demonstrates CSX’s relevancy to trends in the global marketplace and how CSXemployees are living the company’s Core Values to drive responsible and positive business results every day.

The 100 Best Corporate Citizens List measures all Russell 1000 companies based on 260 publicly-available data points in seven categories: environment, climate, employee relations, human rights, governance, finance, and philanthropy and community support. The ranking is determined on a relative comparison.