"CSX is proud to join the ranks of our nation's best corporate citizens for our ongoing commitment to corporate and social responsibility," said Michael Ward, CSX chairman, president and CEO. "At all levels, transparency and accountability to our stakeholders are hallmarks of our business. We promote responsible practices that create success for our shareholders, employees and the communities we serve."
CSX will soon publish its third-annual CSR Report, which combines financial performance with sustainability achievements to give employees, customers, investors, partners and communities a holistic view of the company. In addition, as part of the company's overall responsibility efforts, CSX maintains the "Beyond Our Rails" initiative to grow and share the company's commitment to safety, community, the environment and wellness through increasing employee engagement and working with non-profit organizations.
CR Magazine's Best Corporate Citizens are selected based on an analysis of publicly available information, including websites, 10-K filings, sustainability reports and programs such as the Carbon Disclosure Project, as well as nearly 320 data elements across seven categories, including climate change, employee relations, environment, financial, governance, human rights and philanthropy.