As one of the country’s largest transportation companies, CSX is dedicated to social responsibility and sustainability. The company, which provides rail-based transportation services across the United States and Canada, is continually moving forward with its goals to become more fuel-efficient, increase safety measures, and support its employees in their involvement with a wide range of charitable programs. These efforts are featured in the 2013 CSX CSR report and highlighted in this video.
Shipping freight by rail is approximately four times more fuel-efficient than alternative means over land, and 2013 was CSX’s most fuel-efficient year ever. CSX can move a ton of freight 470 miles on a single gallon of fuel. In addition, the company made significant progress on its established goal to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions intensity by another 6 to 8 percent over the next six years.
CSX is committed to making a positive impact on the 12,000 communities it serves as well. As part of the Dollars for Doers program, over 1,500 CSX employees logged more than 25,000 hours of volunteer service last year. CSX also increased its support of charitable and nonprofit organizations in 2013 by donating more than $16 million in cash and in kind service.
Above all, safety is the foundation of CSX. In 2013, CSX closed 257 highway rail crossings and invested $2.3 billion on its network to ensure safe and efficient operations. The company led the rail industry in employee safety last year.
Learn more about CSX’s progress in its safety, community, and environmental goals by visiting CSXCSR.com.