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Environmental Management System


We back our environmental commitments with a variety of programs that promote, measure, track and improve sustainability across our operations. Our Public Safety, Health & Environment (PSH&E) Management System incorporates major elements of ISO 14001 and is certified under the requirements of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) Responsible Care® management system. It also voluntarily incorporates the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) National Enforcement Investigations Center’s Compliance-Focused Environmental Management System and other industry-specific standards.

The PSH&E Management System is tailored to our operations and provides the framework to assure regulatory compliance and minimize the impact of our operations on the environment, our people and the communities in which we live and work. It establishes a consistent set of programs, processes and procedures for use across CSX operations. Key components of the Management System include the identification of legal compliance requirements, risk assessment processes, the assignment of roles and responsibilities, and required and documented training.

We perform a detailed annual review of process consistency and documentation through a formal verification program. Additionally, we conduct independent compliance and management system reviews to ensure that our environmental performance remains on track. CSX regularly reviews and updates its management systems and uses a third-party review of our existing programs to verify their effectiveness.