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CSX wins award for emissions reduction program

CSX earned the award in the category for GHG reduction goal setting.
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The Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) and The Climate Registry have named CSX a 2021 Climate Leadership Award recipient in recognition of the railroad’s commitment to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

CSX earned the award in the category for GHG reduction goal setting, which has established the Class I as a sustainability leader not only among transportation companies, but across American industry, according to a CSX press release.

The awards recognize “exemplary corporate, organizational, and individual leadership in reducing carbon pollution and addressing climate change in operations and strategies,” according to the Climate Leadership Conference organizers.

C2ES and The Climate Registry cited CSX’s goal to reduce Scope 1 and 2 emissions intensity by 37.3% from 2014 to 2029, which equates to an absolute emissions reduction of 2.5% annually. The goal is in alignment with the Paris Agreement and was validated by the Science Based Target Initiative in 2020.

The Climate Leadership Awards were presented Oct. 14 at the 2021 Climate Leadership Conference.