CSX earned a place on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) North America for the 10th consecutive year and was the only U.S. railroad to make the rankings.
The index assessed a record 102 companies for this year’s global index. CSX is ranked among the top 15 transportation and transportation infrastructure companies worldwide.
“Being ranked among the most sustainably run transportation companies in the world is an affirmation of the actions we’re taking to reduce fuel consumption and lower emissions through technology and increasingly efficient operations,” Jim Foote, president and CEO of CSX, said in a news release.
The company’s efficiency improvements and high scores in key areas of business conduct, environmental policy and management systems, and operational eco-efficiency contributed to driving improvement across DJSI’s assessment areas: governance and economic, environmental, and social dimensions.
“Our commitment to sustainability is good for us, for our customers and for society,” Foote said. “It supports our strategy of working with customers to convert more freight from highway to rail, which reduces highway congestion and wasteful emissions.”
The index is a partnership between the Dow Jones Indices and RobecoSAM Sustainability Assessments, which tracks the leading sustainability-driven companies based on an analysis of financially material economic, environmental and governance criteria.