CN reported its sustainability practices have earned it a place on the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI). This marks the third consecutive year that CN has been listed on the DJSI World Index and the sixth consecutive year that CN has been listed on the DJSI North America Index. The DJSI World Index selects for inclusion the top 10 per cent of the 2,500 largest companies in the Dow Jones Global Total Stock Market Index from each sector based on their sustainability score.
The DJSI follows a best-in-class approach, surveying sustainability leaders from each industry on a global and regional level. 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, corporate citizenship, stakeholder engagement and labour practices.
Claude Mongeau, President and Chief Executive Officer of CN, said: “Delivering Responsibly is a core pillar of our sustainability strategy and What CN Stands For. We are committed to building on what we have achieved to minimize our impact on the environment, while providing cleaner, more sustainable transportation modes to our customers. So, it is an honour for CN again this year that DJSI has recognized us as a leader in the area.”
CN’s sustainability achievements are marked by its continuing leadership in fuel efficiency within the North American rail industry, consuming, overall, approximately 15 per cent less fuel per gross-ton-mile than the rail industry average. In addition to improving fuel efficiency, CN is committed to engaging communities across its network through the EcoConnexions From the Ground Up program, which, in 2014, sponsored tree-planting projects in 35 locations across the country, as well as the planting of 400,000 trees as part of a mass reforestation program.