JACKSONVILLE, Fla., May 03, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CSX Corporation (Nasdaq:CSX) recently was named to Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s list of Best Corporate Citizens for 2017. The company ranked 55th in its fifth appearance on the list and was the only railroad within the top 100.
“CSX is committed to making a positive impact through our efficient, sustainable, and environmentally friendly transportation of essential goods and products,” said E. Hunter Harrison, president and chief executive officer. “Being a good corporate citizen is about making good decisions for our shareholders, our customers, our employees, and the communities where we operate, and we are proud of this recognition.”
As a part of this year’s ranking, CSX highlighted its latest fuel efficiency, which helps lower emissions and minimize the carbon footprint of customers’ supply chains. In 2016, CSX moved a ton of freight 474 miles on a single gallon of fuel on average.
For more information on responsibility and sustainability initiatives at CSX, please visit www.csx.com/responsibility. To learn more about CSX’s involvement in the community, visit www.beyondourrails.org.
The 18th annual Best Corporate Citizens list examined all companies within the Russell 1000 Index. Relative rankings were based on 260 data points of disclosure and performance measurements across seven categories: environment, climate change, employee relations, human rights, governance, finance, and philanthropy & community support. The full list and methodology are available at www.thecro.com.
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 190 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 240 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).