CSX Transportation Joins GEMI

Dec 10, 2010, 15:55 ET from Global Environmental Management Initiative

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Global Environmental Management Initiative (GEMI) announced today the addition of its newest member company, CSX Transportation.

"We are pleased to welcome CSX Transportation to GEMI," said GEMI Chair Moe Bechard, Diversey, Inc. "It is because of our member companies' knowledge and insight that GEMI is a leader in providing businesses with solutions and tools to achieve their environmental health and safety, and sustainability goals. We look forward to CSX Transportation's membership in GEMI, and combining their knowledge with that of our other leading member companies, to better understand and improve EHS and sustainability practices."

CSX Transportation will be represented by: Gabriel Treesh, Manager, Public, Safety and Environment; and Carl Gerhardstein, AVP, Environmental Systems and Sustainability.  

"Environmental sustainability is fundamental to CSX's management principles and good business practices," said Carl Gerhardstein, Assistant Vice President of Environmental Systems and Sustainability for CSX. "CSX is proud to be a member of the Global Environmental Management Initiative, and remains committed to providing sustainable solutions to the nation's freight transportation challenges," Gerhardstein added.

GEMI Membership Chair Lindell Sneed, Manager, Environmental Programs, Abbott, concluded, "On behalf of GEMI, I would like to welcome CSX Transportation to GEMI. GEMI is a global leader in developing insights and creating environmental sustainability solutions for businesses, and we look forward to working with CSX Transportation on our initiatives.  We know that CSX's membership in GEMI will enrich and enhance our entire organization."

GEMI members include: 3M; Abbott; Biogen Idec; BNSF Railway Company; Carnival Corporation & plc; ConAgra Foods; ConocoPhillips; CSX Transportation; Diversey, Inc.; Duke Energy; DuPont; Eastman Kodak Company; Ecolab, Inc.; FedEx; Johnson & Johnson; Johnson Controls, Inc.; Kraft Foods Inc.; MedImmune; Merck & Company, Inc.; Occidental Petroleum Corporation; Perdue Incorporated.; The Procter & Gamble Company; The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company; Smithfield Foods, Inc.; Southern Company.

For more information about GEMI please visit GEMI's website at www.gemi.org.

For More Information Contact:  Amy Goldman, GEMI: 202-296-7449

SOURCE Global Environmental Management Initiative