JACKSONVILLE, Fla., April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/
--CSX Corporation (NYSE: CSX) was named to the Maplecroft
Climate Innovation Leader Index, one of three Maplecroft
Climate Innovation Indices that rank U.S. companies on their
leadership in climate change mitigation and management. At
No. 81, CSX is the highest-ranked Class I railroad included
in this year's index and the only railroad featured on
the top 100 Climate Innovation Leaders list.
"At CSX, environmental stewardship is a way of life -
one that infuses all of our operations," said Skip
Elliott, vice president of public safety and
environment, CSX. "We're proud to be recognized
among many of the top American companies for preserving the
environment in the communities where we live and work."
The Maplecroft Climate Innovation Indexes measure
climate-related performance, including management,
mitigation, emissions reduction, innovation and adaptation,
as disclosed publicly by the top 360 U.S. companies.
Innovation of new technologies or initiatives makes up half
of the total score for each company.
CSX received particularly high marks in management, related
to disclosures, targets and supply chain; and mitigation,
related to partnerships and efficiency in operations.
Since 1980, CSX has improved its fuel efficiency by more than
90 percent. In the past ten years, CSX has invested more than
$1.75 billionto upgrade its fleet of fuel
efficient locomotives. In 2010, CSX achieved its voluntary
goal ahead of schedule to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
intensity by 8 percent per revenue ton mile, decreasing
emissions by 1.5 million metric tons.
For more information about CSX's environmental
For more information on the Maplecroft Climate Innovation
Indexes, visit http://maplecroft.com/cii/cycle/three/.
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, the District of Columbiaand two Canadian
provinces. CSX's network connects more than 240 short
line and regional railroads and more than 70 ocean, river,
and lake ports.www.csx.com.
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