JACKSONVILLE, Fla., April 22, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Reflecting CSX’s ongoing commitment to being a good neighbor in the communities it serves, the company was recognized as one of Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s Best Corporate Citizens for 2016, with a ranking of #47 in the company’s fourth appearance on the list. CSX was the only railroad included in the ranking.
“As we continue to shape CSX to meet the demands of tomorrow, we remain dedicated to safe and responsible operations,” said Michael J. Ward, chairman and chief executive officer. “Investing in our employees, communities, and the environment, and developing technologies for more efficient performance, are key aspects of creating a strong foundation for CSX’s future.”
CSX’s performance on the list highlights the company’s grant programs and in-kind donations, increased data transparency, continued shareholder returns, and progress on its 2020 sustainability goals.
CSX will soon be issuing its sixth Corporate Social Responsibility Report, which outlines 2015 performance and goals across key areas, including financial performance, governance, safety, employees, environment, and communities. The report also demonstrates CSX’s relevancy to trends in the global marketplace and how CSX employees are living the company’s Core Values to drive responsible and positive business results every day.
The 100 Best Corporate Citizens List measures all Russell 1000 companies based on 260 publicly-available data points in seven categories: 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 www.thecro.com.
For more information on CSX’s corporate social responsibility and community partnerships, please visit https://www.csx.com/responsibility and www.beyondourrails.org.
CSX (Nasdaq: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 more than 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 small farming towns alike. More information about CSX Corporation and its subsidiaries is available at www.csx.com. Like us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/OfficialCSX) and follow us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/CSX).