At CSX, we know that People Make the Difference. Our employees are dedicated to safeguarding the environment and have been widely recognized for their achievements by our neighbors, customers and business partners.
CSX Director of Insurance Recognized for Exemplary Risk Management Efforts
In Sept. 2010, Walter D. Tyler, CSX Corporation Director of Insurance, was awarded the 2010 David W. Fries Award for exemplary risk management efforts and practices in the railroad industry by the Association of American Railroads (AAR). The David W. Fries Award is sponsored by the Railroad Insurance Management Association (RIMA), an association of railroad risk managers that is overseen by a board of elected officers from the railroad community and administered by the AAR.
CSX Recognized as a Top 10 Company in the S&P 500 on both the Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index and the Carbon Performance Leadership Index
In 2010, CSX Corporation received a score of 91 in the Carbon Disclosure Project’s (CDP) 2010 S&P 500 Report, the highest score for an industrial company. The company was in the top five industrial companies to be included in the Global Carbon Performance Leadership Index (CPLI).
CSX’s score is based on its responses to CDP’s questionnaire, which focused on greenhouse gas emissions, emissions reduction targets, and risks and opportunities associated with climate change. The CPLI recognizes 48 Global 500 companies that have made a commitment to good corporate governance with respect to climate change disclosure practices.
As part of its commitment to the environment, CSX has disclosed its greenhouse gas emissions and climate change strategies with CDP since 2008. A not-for-profit organization, CDP represents 534 institutional investors with $64 trillion in assets under management. CDP acts as an intermediary between shareholders and corporations on climate change-related issues by providing primary climate change data from the world's largest corporations.
A complete copy of the CDP report is available for download from the organization’s homepage: www.cdproject.net .
The John H. Chafee Environmental Award, presented by the Association of American Railroads, recognizes an individual railroad employee who has demonstrated outstanding environmental performance in the area of environmental awareness and responsibility. In the past few years, the following CSX employees have been awarded the John H. Chafee Environmental Award for their achievements:
- Michael E. O'Malley was recognized for his leadership in energy conservation and reduction at CSXT facilities.
- Donald L. Robey was recognized for his work designing, piloting and implementing a horsepower-reduction program that reduces fuel consumption and locomotive emissions.
- Russell V. Glidden was honored for his management of a wastewater-treatment facility that allowed for a stormwater pond to be turned into a wildlife sanctuary.
- Robert D. Toms was recognized for his dedication to the CSXT Hazmat Sentinel Program and environmental emergency training for local first-response teams.
- Ted Stewart was acknowledged for his role on the team that designed and implemented the Auxiliary Power Unit, a device that conserves fuel and reduces emissions.
- Mike Bethge was recognized for his work developing hazardous materials planning and response practices.
The North American Environmental Employee Excellence Award, presented by the Association of American Railroads, honors the industry's top environmental professional. The following CSX employees have received this award:
- Paul Kurzanski's accomplishments include the successful management of approximately 125 environmental remediation projects in 6 states (Illinois, Indiana, entucky, Michigan, New York and Ohio) and the development and implementation of CSXT's Environmental Leased Property Review and Lab Management programs. Kurzanski also is the author of 19 key Environmental Management System documents covering programs, processes and instructions. These written standards are essential to CSXT's management of environmental programs.
- Keith Brinker was recognized for his many environmental achievements over his 28-year railroading career. Among his accomplishments, Brinker established CSXT's first Environmental Operations Department and organized CSXT's internal Environmental Crimes Unit (ECU), which ensures compliance with government and company regulations.
- Hank Cox was recognized for his wealth of knowledge and experience in environmental and hazardous material management. Cox has served as an instructor at the AAR's hazmat training center in Pueblo, Colo., where he has taught thousands of people in emergency response.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SmartWay Excellence Award
In 2007, CSX was a recipient of the EPA’s SmartWay Excellence Award, which recognizes freight carriers that have made significant contributions to protecting the environment. CSX is the only railroad among the SmartWay Transport Partnership's 600-plus members to receive this distinction.
Learn more about the EPA SmartWay .
CSX Environmental Awards
In 2008, CSX launched its Environmental Awards, which recognize customers who lead their industries in CO2 emissions avoidance; demonstrate the greatest improvement in avoided emissions; or deserve special recognition for their commitment to sustained supply chain practices through the use of rail or intermodal transportation.
In 2009, CSX recognized 28 customers as the winners of the second annual Environmental Awards. These winners together avoided more than 900,000 million tons of carbon emissions in 2009, which has the same positive environmental impact as removing more than 150,000 passenger vehicles from the road for a year.
The collaborative efforts of CSX and its customers play a key role in both efforts by reducing highway congestion, fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions while maintaining a system of commerce that drives economic growth and provides competitive advantages to American businesses.
EPA Climate Leaders Program
CSX was the first railroad to join the EPA Climate Leaders Program, which leads voluntary improvements in greenhouse gas emissions. CSX works closely with the agency to annually inventory and publicly report its greenhouse gas emissions and future emissions reduction plans. Learn more at epa.gov
SmartWay Transport Partnership
CSX is a charter railroad member of EPA’s SmartWay Transport Partnership, which promotes voluntary reductions in fuel consumption and emissions.
The Harold F. Hammond Award for railroad safety is awarded to an individual railroad employee who has demonstrated outstanding safety achievement during the preceding year.
- James "J.T." Wilson, a conductor with CSX in Florence, S.C., was named winner for 2007. Wilson developed the Switching for Success program to give new employees advanced switching and safety training. Since the program began in the Florence Division in 2005, human factor derailments there have been reduced by 50 percent. Given that success, the program is now being adopted by other divisions throughout the CSX network. Wilson also advocated for a formal counseling program for crews involved in serious accidents. His work led to creation of CSX's Critical Incident Program, which has provided counseling for employees for more than 20 years.
CSX’s Chemical Safety Excellence Award
CSX’s annual Chemical Safety Excellence Award (CSEA) celebrates our customers' commitment to safe hazardous material rail-car loading and maintenance. For 2009, CSX honored a record 73 winners. To qualify for the award, each winner shipped 600 or more rail cars during 2009 on CSX with no non-accidental hazardous material releases through the entire year. Shippers include companies from the chemicals, fertilizer, agriculture and metals merchandise commodity markets. "The CSEA recipients understand the best practices of chemical safety, and they have demonstrated a commitment to those practices and strong industry leadership among their peers," said Clarence Gooden, executive vice president and chief commercial officer at CSX. "Safety is a core value for CSX, and we appreciate the winners' help in making CSX one of the safest freight transportation companies in North America."
CSX Workforce Awards and Recognition
We’re proud to be nationally recognized by several organizations and publications for our ongoing dedication to excellence, best practices and a diverse workforce. Learn more
Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc. (CALEA)
In November 2009, CSX Police and CSX's Public Safety Coordination Center (PSCC) received accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). CALEA accreditation recognizes the highest-ranking law enforcement organizations. To achieve it, CSX teams were required to demonstrate compliance with 459 standards of excellence in their field. No other U.S. railroad police force has achieved CALEA accreditation.
Like other major railroads, CSXT operates its own certified police force with commissioned railroad police officers to maintain the safety and security of the public and the freight entrusted to the railroad. The CSXT department has officers responsible for partnerships with public police agencies and for public safety and law enforcement in 23 states.
CSX Becomes First Transportation Provider to Join Maryland Green Registry
In November 2009, CSX became the first transportation provider selected to join the Maryland Green Registry, a voluntary self-certification program that promotes and recognizes sustainable practices by organizations throughout the state. CSX was selected for the Maryland Green Registry because of its overall commitment to environmental sustainability.
The Maryland Green Registry includes more than 80 organizations that complete a best- practices profile covering environmental management and leadership, waste reduction, energy and water conservation, transportation and green building design.
Learn more about CSX's environmental initiatives.