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Subjects: ECO, CSR, ENI

Norfolk Southern's 2019 Corporate Social Responsibility report highlights initiatives that benefit the environment, commerce, and people

NORFOLK, Va., Oct. 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) has released its 2019 Corporate Social Responsibility report, highlighting initiatives that support a cleaner environment, promote economic growth and jobs, foster a diverse and inclusive workplace, and build stronger communities.

Demonstrating a commitment to sustainable business practices, the company's 12th annual CSR report details the railroad's primary environmental, economic, and social impacts during 2018 and early 2019.

"Norfolk Southern continues to make gains in sustainable freight rail transportation with our focus on service, operating efficiencies, growth, and long-term shareholder value," said CEO James A. Squires. "As we Reimagine Possible throughout our company, we remain committed to industry-best performance for the benefit of our shareholders, customers, employees, and the communities we serve."

Among other achievements detailed in the report, Norfolk Southern in 2018:

Environmental performance:

Economic performance:

Social performance:

Norfolk Southern today also posted its 2019 filing with CDP, formerly Carbon Disclosure Project, a voluntary disclosure of the company's carbon emissions and steps the railroad is taking to reduce its carbon footprint and identify climate-change risks.

About Norfolk Southern

Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) is one of the nation's premier transportation companies. Its Norfolk Southern Railway Company subsidiary operates approximately 19,500 route miles in 22 states and the District of Columbia, serves every major container port in the eastern United States, and provides efficient connections to other rail carriers. Norfolk Southern is a major transporter of industrial products, including chemicals, agriculture, and metals and construction materials. In addition, the railroad operates the most extensive intermodal network in the East and is a principal carrier of coal, automobiles, and automotive parts.

SOURCE Norfolk Southern Corporation

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