JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Sept. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CSX Corporation (NYSE: CSX) today announced that it has been added to the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI) in recognition of its leadership in creating and adopting sustainable practices. CSX is an industrial transportation sector leader among 143 companies named to the North America list this year.
"Commitment to sustainable practices is a core focus for both our employees and our operations," said Michael J. Ward, chairman, president and chief executive officer. "Transparency and accountability are critical to our business strategy, and being named to this prestigious index highlights our dedication to long-term sustainable performance."
The DJSI, a partnership between the Dow Jones Indexes and SAM Sustainability Assessments, are the first global and regional indexes to track the financial performance of the leading sustainability-driven companies. Each year, the DJSI invites the world's 2,500 largest companies to report on their sustainability performance across economic, environmental and social criteria. The indexes are a reflection of the overall economic performance of companies that have placed a large emphasis on environmental sustainability and social responsibility.
CSX's achievements in environmental performance include reaching ahead of schedule the company's voluntary goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by eight percent and launching a "Trees for Tracks" program to plant one tree for each of the 21,000 miles of CSX track. These successes were accomplished while the company delivered its best year ever in safety, operating income, operating ratio and earnings per share. To foster employee contributions to economic and community success, CSX has implemented an Emerging Leaders talent recognition and development program and contributes thousands of employee volunteer hours to local and national charitable organizations through CSX Service Days.
To view CSX's most recent Corporate Profile and Sustainability Report, visit http://csx.com/index.cfm/responsibility/corporate-profile-and-responsibility-report/. More information about the DJSI is available at http://www.sustainability-index.com/.
CSX Corporation, based in Jacksonville, Fla., is one of the nation's leading transportation companies, providing rail, intermodal and rail-to-truck transload services. The company's transportation network spans approximately 21,000 miles, with service to 23 eastern states and the District of Columbia. CSX's network connects more than 240 short line and regional railroads and more than 70 ocean, river, and lake ports. More information about CSX Corporation and its subsidiaries is available at www.csx.com.
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