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Rail News: Kansas City Southern
KCS unveils report on corporate sustainability efforts
Kansas City Southern yesterday released its 2014 Sustainability Report, which outlines the company's progress on social, environmental and economic topics.
Highlights of the report include the Class I’s efforts to improve safety and security, such as through the use of new technology that detects potential safety rules violations involving the inappropriate use of cell phones in locomotive cabs, as well as a new mobile security application that allows real-time reporting of events to enable faster response times when needed, the company said in a press release.
The report also highlighted KCS' participation in the Operation Lifesaver Inc.'s "See Tracks, Think Train!" safety campaign and its receipt of awards from customers and TRANSCAER.
Additionally, the report covers the company’s commitment to service quality and customer satisfaction, employee safety, responsible environmental stewardship, corporate citizenship, charitable giving and volunteerism, employee health and career development, and shareholder value.
"Going forward, KCS will look to continue upgrades throughout our network related to safety, security and performance," Chief Executive Officer David Starling wrote in the report. "We will leverage our position as one of North America’s leading and safest rail providers to deliver our services across the continent while further investing in our network where necessary to strengthen our dedication to our customers, our employees, our communities and our environment."
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