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CSX lands on magazine's top corporate citizens list, attains military association's honor


On Friday, CSX Corp. announced that Corporate Responsibility magazine named it one of the nation's “100 Best Corporate Citizens.” The railroad is the only Class I that made the list, CSX officials said in a prepared statement.

The top 100 list is based on an analysis of publicly available information, including websites, 10-K filings, sustainability reports and various programs, as well as data points in seven categories: climate change, employee relations, environment, financial, governance, human rights and philanthropy.

CSX plans to soon publish its third annual corporate social responsibility report, which combines financial performance with sustainability achievements. In addition, the Class I maintains a "Beyond Our Rails" initiative to grow and share the company's commitment to safety, community, the environment and wellness through increased employee engagement and partnerships with non-profit organizations.

“At all levels, transparency and accountability to our stakeholders are hallmarks of our business,” said CSX Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Michael Ward.

CSX also announced that the Military Officers Association of America named the Class I a recipient of the 2012 Distinguished Service Award, which recognizes efforts to hire and support active-duty and veteran military personnel. This year, CSX is one of two non-congressional organizations to receive this honor, along with the Honor Flight Network.

Nearly one in five CSX employees is an armed services veteran. This year, the Class I plans to hire about 1,000 veterans. CSX also supports employees engaged in the National Guard or active Reserve by extending salary and benefits to employees called up to active duty.

“Veterans make our business better by bringing accountability, teamwork and commitment to their civilian jobs, just as they do in the military,” said Lisa Mancini, CSX’s senior vice president and chief administrative officer.

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