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CSX scores high on sustainability; revives Santa Train

CSX achieved a score in the 93rd percentile on the S&P Global 2022 Corporate Sustainability Assessment.
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CSX announced yesterday it has achieved a score in the 93rd percentile on the S&P Global 2022 Corporate Sustainability Assessment.

The assessment scores are used by companies to benchmark their environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance against other companies, as well as to measure their own progress, CSX officials said in a press release. CSX has been included in the index since 2011.

The Class I will share more information on how it compares to other railroads and transportation companies soon, CSX officials said.

"Our sustainability commitment continues to strengthen at CSX as we invest in new fuel-saving technologies and increase operating efficiency to lower emissions and help our customers achieve their carbon reduction goals,” said Nathan Goldman, CSX executive vice president and chief legal officer.

Meanwhile, CSX's Santa Train will return to service Nov. 19 for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began. This year will be the train's 80th anniversary. The event will use a drive-through format that has been in place since 2020, CSX officials said in a press release.

The train has operated along a 110-mile route in Appalachia, making stops in Kentucky, Virginia and Tennessee to distribute more than 15 tons of toys and other items to families who need them. The train will originate from the Shelby Yard near Pikeville, Kentucky, and make the last stop in Kingsport, Tennessee.

“The Santa Train is an important tradition, and running the train on its 80th anniversary and beyond was always our hope,” said Bryan Tucker, VP of corporate communications at CSX. “We can’t wait to see everyone along the route this year.”