JACKSONVILLE, Fla., April 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- CSX (NYSE: CSX) was named one of Corporate Responsibility (CR) Magazine's 100 Best Corporate Citizens for 2015, with a ranking of 50 in the company's third appearance on the list. CSX was the only railroad named a Best Corporate Citizen.
"It's an honor to be named among leading businesses for our commitment to operating responsibly by doing the right thing in the communities we serve, a job that we take very seriously," said Michael J. Ward, CSX chairman and CEO. "Freight rail plays a critical role in supporting sustainable business by efficiently moving the things that matter, and creating jobs and economic development."
In 2014, CSX and its employees lived the company's Core Values by logging more than 24,000 volunteer hours and moving the most diverse business mix in company history. The company has also achieved successes in environmental sustainability, with record-high fuel efficiency allowing CSX to move one ton of freight 483 miles on one gallon of fuel.
CSX's fifth annual Corporate Social Responsibility Report, which includes all of these accomplishments and sets forward looking goals around responsible business practices, will be released in June.
The 100 Best Corporate Citizens List measures all Russell 1000 companies based on 303 publicly-available data points in seven categories, including environment, climate, employee relations, human rights, governance, finance, and philanthropy and community support. The ranking is determined on a relative comparison.
For more information about the Best Corporate Citizen list, visit CR Magazine at www.thecro.com.
For more information on CSX's corporate social responsibility efforts and current community activities, please visit www.csxcsr.com and www.beyondourrails.org.
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).
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