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CN yesterday announced it joined the United Nations Global Compact initiative, a voluntary leadership platform targeting the development, implementation and disclosure of responsible business practices.
Launched in 2000, the UN Global Compact is the largest corporate sustainability initiative in the world, involving more than 15,000 companies, 3,800 non-business signatories and more than 69 local networks, CN officials said in a press release.
The compact calls on companies to align their operations and strategies with 10 universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption, and to take action in support of the UN's sustainability goals and issues.
“Our ambition is to accelerate and scale the global collective impact of business by upholding 10 principles and delivering sustainable development goals through accountable companies and ecosystems that enable change,” compact officials said.
CN is proud to join companies across the world that are demonstrating leadership by implementing responsible business practices, said Tracy Robinson, the Class I’s president and CEO.
“Sustainability is central to CN’s objective to be the safest and most carbon-efficient, operationally effective and customer-centric railroad in North America,” she said.