JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Sept. 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CSX (Nasdaq:CSX) was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for North America for the seventh consecutive year, recognizing the company’s leadership in sustainable and responsible business practices. CSX was the only U.S.-based railroad and one of only three transportation companies included on the North American index in 2017.
“With increasing consumer demand, the need for freight rail as a safe, reliable and sustainable transportation solution is ever more pressing,” said E. Hunter Harrison, president and chief executive officer. “As the most fuel-efficient mode of freight transportation on land, rail will continue to enable significant emission reductions and help drive economic prosperity.”
CSX was recognized for high performance in corporate governance, supply chain management and corporate citizenship and philanthropy, as well as in several areas of environmental performance including environmental policy and management systems, fuel efficiency and operational eco-efficiency.
“By building on the foundation of our Precision Scheduled Railroading operating model, CSX is well-positioned for the future,” said Harrison. “This transformational operating model delivers more reliable, more consistent freight rail service which promotes sustainability and creates lasting value for customers, shareholders, employees and communities in which CSX operates.”
The DJSI North America index is a partnership between the Dow Jones Indices and RobecoSAM Sustainability Assessments, which tracks the leading sustainability-driven companies based on an analysis of financially material economic, environmental and governance criteria. To learn more about sustainability at CSX, view the company’s most recent Corporate Social Responsibility Report at www.csx.com/responsibility.
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 over 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 http://www.csx.com and on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/OfficialCSX).
Robert Doolittle, Corporate Communications