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CN releases fifth sustainability report


CN yesterday issued its fifth sustainability report outlining the railroad's programs and achievements in safety, corporate governance, community involvement, human resources and environment.

The "Delivering Responsibly" report highlights CN accomplishments such as fuel efficiency, energy conservation and waste reduction. The Class I consumes 15 percent less fuel per gross ton mile compared to the industry's average, CN officials said in a press release.

Additionally, the railroad's EcoConnexions employee initiatives have helped the railroad reduce its waste by about 20 percent in the past two years, CN officials said.

"CN has intensified its commitment to build a sustainable future," said Luc Jobin, the Class I's executive vice president and chief financial officer. "I am proud to say sustainability is an integral part of our business strategy touching all aspects of our operation. CN's long-term success depends on running a safe, sustainable railroad."

The report also highlights CN's $18.3 million (in Canadian dollars) contributions to communities across North America in support of safety, education and diversity.

Developed in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative G4 sustainability reporting guidelines, the sustainability report can be accessed in full on CN's website.

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