NS Releases Corporate Responsibility Report

Norfolk Southern released a report this week providing an overview of its efforts last year to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and take other sustainability measures.

The corporate responsibility report said shippers using NS helped avoid almost 15 million metric tons of carbon emissions last year by choosing rail for their transportation needs instead of highway shipping.

In a news release NS said that equals a savings of about 1.5 billion gallons of diesel fuel.
Among the actions taken by NS in the past year the report cited:

•Investing $2 billion in its rail network to promote safe and efficient operations, modernize technology and support economic growth activities.

• Using the Waze mobile navigation app, to provide alerts to motorists approaching grade crossings.

• Transforming a stretch of eroded shoreline on the Elizabeth River at the Lamberts Point terminal into a green oasis for oysters and wildlife.

• Joining the Operation Clean Sweep Pledge, which seeks to eliminate plastic pollution with a goal of zero loss of plastic resin into the environment.

The report also includes NS’s 2020 filing with CDP, formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project.

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