MONTREAL, Que.–CN said today its sustainability practices have earned it a place on the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI). This marks the fourth consecutive year that CN has been listed on the DJSI World Index and the seventh consecutive year that CN has been listed on the DJSI North America Index, the company said.
The annual review of the DJSI family is based on a thorough analysis of economic, environmental and social performance, assessing issues such as corporate governance, risk management, climate change mitigation, supply chain standards, stakeholder engagement and labour practices.
“Our sustainability agenda integrates our activities and shapes our thinking in a way that allows us to go further. CN leads the North American rail industry in fuel efficiency, consuming 15 per cent less fuel per gross-ton-mile overall than our peers. This important recognition highlights our ongoing commitment to operating a safe and environmentally responsible railroad,” said Jim Vena, executive vice-president and chief operating officer of CN.
CN’s sustainability achievements are also marked by its ongoing commitment to its “EcoConnexions – From the Ground Up” program, which since 2012 has sponsored tree-planting projects in 85 communities. In combination with a mass reforestation program, this has resulted in over one million trees being planted across Canada and the U.S., the company added.