JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – October 28, 2020 – CSX’s (Nasdaq: CSX) Meaghan E. Atkinson today received the 2020 Professional Environmental Excellence Award from the Association of American Railroads (AAR), the highest honor for railroad industry environmental professionals. Atkinson, a manager of environmental programs and an employee of nine years, joins an impressive list of other CSX staff to receive the honor in recent years.
Atkinson has played a key role in advancing the company’s commitment toward more sustainable business practices. Over the course of her career with CSX, she has successfully led efforts to implement greenhouse gas goals to help reduce emissions intensity. Through her partnership with operating teams, CSX set the most ambitious greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions intensity reduction target in the history of the North American transportation sector in 2019.
“Meaghan is continually challenging the CSX team to find new and innovative ways to improve our environmental impact,” said Raghu Chatrathi, senior director of public safety, health and environment. “Not only does she help keep the company on track through initiatives like energy audits and site reviews, she also works cross-functionally to find meaningful ways to help our operations become more sustainable.”
Atkinson drives significant changes in the company’s efforts to reduce environmental impacts, resulting in the company’s listing on the North American Dow Jones Sustainability Index for nine consecutive years, earning leadership status from CDP over that same period.
AAR’s Professional Environmental Excellence Award recognizes leading contributions to environmental responsibility and excellence in the industry. Atkinson is the tenth CSX employee to receive this honor in the last 19 years.
CSX, based in Jacksonville, Florida, is a premier transportation company. It provides rail, intermodal and rail-to-truck transload services and solutions to customers across a broad array of markets, including energy, industrial, construction, agricultural, and consumer products. For nearly 200 years, CSX has played a critical role in the nation’s economic expansion and industrial development. Its network connects every major metropolitan area in the eastern United States, where nearly two-thirds of the nation’s population resides. It also links more than 230 short-line railroads and more than 70 ocean, river and lake ports with major population centers and farming towns alike. More information about CSX Corporation and its subsidiaries is available at www.csx.com. Like us on Facebook (http://facebook.com/OfficialCSX) and follow us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/CSX).
Bryan Tucker, Corporate Communications