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CSX named to Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index for 11th straight year


CSX yesterday announced it’s been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index (DJSI North America) for 2021, the Class I’s 11th consecutive year on the list.

CSX is the only U.S.-based railroad included in the index and the second Class I to announce its inclusion, the first being Canadian Pacific. The index represents the top 20% of North America’s 600 largest companies (as evaluated by S&P Global) that demonstrate sustainability initiatives. Dow Jones' corporate sustainability assessment evaluated the economic, environmental and social criteria for meeting index designation.

CSX’s sustainability goals include reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 37.3% between 2014 and 2030, according to its website. CSX has already accomplished its goal of reducing emissions intensity by 6% to 8% in 2020, achieving 8.1% emissions intensity reduction and reaching the goal two years ahead of time.

"Our efforts have improved upon the emissions advantage rail provides as the most fuel-efficient mode of land-based transportation," said CSX President and CEO James Foote in a press release. "We continue taking action to further reduce emissions for the freight already moving on CSX and are committed to driving additional reductions through converting incremental volumes off the highway and onto CSX."