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CN Publishes Delivering Responsibility As Its Fifths CSR Report


The fifth CSR report of CN talks about the companies achievements and commitments towards the society and the environment at length.

CN Publishes Delivering Responsibility As Its Fifths CSR Report
Dailycsr.com – 31 October 2015 – The “fifth sustainability report” of CN titled “Delivering Responsibility” has been issued on the 30th of October 2015. The said report outlines the programmes undertaken by CN, highlights its achievements in various fields like “safety, corporate governance, community involvement, human resources and environmental sustainability”. The Executive VP cum the Chief Finance Officer at CN, Luc Jobin commented:
“CN has intensified its commitment to build a sustainable future. I am proud to say sustainability is an integral part of our business strategy touching all aspects of our operation. CN’s long-term success depends on running a safe, sustainable railroad.”
The key areas highlighted by the report of CN are as follows according to ethicalperformance.com:
  • “Rail industry leadership in fuel efficiency: CN consumes 15 per cent less fuel per gross ton mile compared to the industry average.  CN’s fuel efficiency improved 2.5 per cent in 2014 and CN has achieved a 17 per cent reduction in GHG emission intensity (green house gas emission per gross ton mile) since 2005.
  • “Energy conservation and waste reduction: CN EcoConnexions employee initiatives have helped CN reduce its waste by approximately 20 per cent in the last two years alone. Energy consumption in CN’s key facilities has been cut by approximately 15 per cent in the last five years.
  • “One million trees planted: Partnering with customers and communities across North America, CN has funded the planting of one million trees since 2012.
  • “Award winning performance: CN has been listed on the DJSI World Index for four consecutive years and on the North America Index for seven years.
  • “Building Stronger Communities: Contributing $18.3 million to communities across North America in support of safety, education, and diversity.
CN’s safety and sustainability programme’s vice president, Sam Berrada remarked:
“One CN train, on average, can move a metric tonne of freight about 200 kilometres on a single litre of fuel. Operational efficiency is the hallmark of our success. We remain committed to investing in new technology and training to improve our fuel efficiency and reduce our emissions even more.
“Beyond the impact of our initiatives on operations, CN continues to work with communities to create positive social, economic and environmental benefits. From the communities we engage for emergency response training programs, to the students we reach through rail safety education, we believe our sustainability efforts can make a lasting difference.”
The report, Delivering Responsibility, has been created keeping the measures of “the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G4 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines” in mind, whereby the detailed report can be availed at: