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Awards and Recognition


At CSX, our employees are dedicated to safeguarding communities and the environment, and have been widely recognized for their achievements. CSX continues to be recognized with several high-profile awards, rankings and selections for its business practices, long-term investment value and commitment to excellence, including the following:

2020 Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI):

CSX received this top sustainability honor for the tenth consecutive year for high performance in environmental management, corporate governance, supply chain management, and corporate citizenship and philanthropy.

Wall Street Journal – World’s Top Transportation Company for Sustainability:

CSX is the most sustainably run transportation company in the world, according to a 2020 analysis by the Wall Street Journal, and was listed 16th on the Journal’s ranking of the world’s top 100 most sustainably run companies.

CDP A List:

CSX is among an elite number of companies to earn an “A” from the global environmental non-profit group CDP. 2020 marked the eighth consecutive year the company has ranked among CDP’s corporate sustainability leaders. CSX was the top U.S.-based Class I railroad in 2020’s CDP ranking and placed in the top 5% of survey respondents globally.

Engage for Good Halo Award for Social Impact:

CSX’s Pride in Service initiative was recognized with Engage for Good’s 2020 Gold Halo Award for Employee Engagement, a testament to CSX employees’ passion for those who serve and commitment to donating their time to volunteer with nonprofit partners.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Citizens Awards:

Through Pride in Service, CSX was named finalist to the Chamber’s annual Citizens Awards for the program’s community improvement efforts to solve current challenges for military, veterans, first responders and their families.

2020 Association of American Railroads (AAR):

North American Environmental Employee Excellence Award: Meaghan Atkinson, environmental programs manager, was honored for enhancing environmental performance of CSX through her advocacy in the last year to push the company to set the most ambitious GHG target in the history of the North American transportation sector.

Newsweek Most Responsible Companies:

Newsweek magazine recognized CSX as America’s top railroad for corporate responsibility and second among all U.S. travel, transport and logistics companies. The magazine’s second annual ranking of “America’s Most Responsible Companies” listed CSX at 54, a leap of 115 places from last year.

Toyota Logistics Services Environmental Leadership Award:

The award honors outstanding environmental programs and activities. CSX was honored for reducing its GHG emissions intensity by 8.1% from 2011 – 2018.

World Finance Magazine – 2020 Most Sustainable Company in the Logistics Industry:

For the second consecutive year, CSX was selected by World Finance magazine as the winner in the logistics category for our commitment to ESG policies in all aspects of our operations.

Progressive Railroading and RailTrends – Railroad Innovator of the Year:

Progressive Railroading and RailTrends named CSX president and chief executive officer Jim Foote the winner of the 2020 Railroad Innovator Award. The award recognizes individual outstanding achievement in the rail industry. 

Inbound Logistics – 75 Green Supply Chain Partners:

CSX earned a spot on the list of 75 Green Supply Chain Partners selected by the editors of Inbound Logistics in its June 2021 issue recognizing companies that are committed to sustainable, eco-friendly supply chain services.

U.S. Veterans Magazine – Best of the Best Top Veteran-Friendly Companies:

The U.S. Veterans Magazine included CSX on its Best of the Best Top Veteran-Friendly Companies list in 2020 for the second year in a row, recognizing our efforts in welcoming veterans to our workforce.

Military Times – Best for Vets: Employers:

MilitaryTimes released its annual Best for Vets: Employers ranking for 2020, with CSX appearing in 44th position, far ahead of the next Class I railroad on the list and third among all transportation companies included in the ranking.

Disability:IN – Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion:

For the third consecutive year, CSX was recognized as a Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion by Disability:IN and the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), scoring a 90% on the 2021 Disability Equality Index.