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NS moves up in Newsweek's annual rankings of top environmentally minded companies


This year, Norfolk Southern Corp.’s “environmentalism” score improved to 71.28 out of 100 points vs. 67.61 in 2009 and its ranking improved from 338 to 233 among the nation’s 500 largest publicly traded companies, according to a recent Newsweek magazine report.  

The magazine evaluated companies’ worldwide environmental footprint based on more than 700 metrics, assessed their green initiatives, and polled chief executive officers, environmental officers and other green experts to compile its top 500 rankings.

“A benchmark such as this gives us useful perspective,” said F. Blair Wimbush, NS’ vice president real estate and corporate sustainability officer, in a prepared statement. “Customers and communities expect us to set the pace for sustainability in the rail transportation arena.”

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