JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Nov. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- For the sixth consecutive year, CSX (NYSE: CSX) received top honors for performance and disclosure in CDP, an independent, global non-governmental organization dedicated to advancing sustainable business practices.
CSX is one of five U.S. industrial companies and the only railroad company to be included in the Climate A List 2015 on CDP's Global Performance Report. CSX is part of the top five percent out of the thousands of companies that submitted climate disclosures for this year's report.
The company also received a score of 100 – the highest score an organization can receive – for its disclosure, putting CSX on the S&P Climate Disclosure Leadership Index.
"Environmental sustainability is fundamentally intertwined with CSX's business, from the fuel efficient locomotives that power our railroad to the technology systems that help us monitor and measure our environmental footprint," said Michael J. Ward, chairman and chief executive officer. "Measurement, transparency, and progress around our sustainability goals are critical to the success of our business."
CDP's annual leadership indexes highlight corporate response and engagement around carbon emissions and environmental management. Top scores indicate a high level of performance and transparency in the disclosure of environmental data, providing investors with additional perspective to assess corporate accountability and preparedness for changing market demands.
To learn more about sustainability at CSX, view the company's most recent Corporate Social Responsibility Report at https://www.csx.com/index.cfm/responsibility/.
CSX, based in Jacksonville, Florida, is a premier transportation company. It provides rail, intermodal and rail-to-truck transload services and solutions to customers across a broad array of markets, including energy, industrial, construction, agricultural, and consumer products. For more than 185 years, CSX has played a critical role in the nation's economic expansion and industrial development. Its network connects every major metropolitan area in the eastern United States, where nearly two-thirds of the nation's population resides. It also links more than 240 short-line railroads and more than 70 ocean, river and lake ports with major population centers and small farming towns alike. More information about CSX Corporation and its subsidiaries is available at www.csx.com. Like us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/OfficialCSX) and follow us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/CSX).