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CN named to climate action 'A List'

CN has been named to the the Climate A List by CDP in recognition of the Class I's actions and strategies in response to climate change.

CN was awarded a position on the list by the international not-for-profit organization that conducts independent assessments of corporations' climate change efforts. CDP takes into account actions to reduce emissions and mitigate climate change in the past reporting year, then produces data to reflect those efforts.

CN is one of 193 companies that appear on this year's CDP A List.

"We are pleased to be recognized by the CDP for the eighth straight year and proud of CN's continued leadership on climate change action," said CN President and Chief Executive Officer Luc Jobin in a press release. "Operating efficiently has been the hallmark of CN's success and in the last decade we've reduced our rail locomotive carbon emission intensity by 19 percent and remain approximately 15 percent more fuel efficient than the industry average."

CN provides its customers a carbon calculator that allows them to determine their emissions savings by switching freight from truck to rail, Jobin said, adding that trains are about four times more fuel efficient than trucks.

The Climate A List was released in CDP's report, "Out of the Starting Blocks: Tracking Progress on Corporate Action."

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