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Norfolk Southern's 2020 Corporate Responsibility report highlights commitment to a more sustainable future

NORFOLK, Va., Sept. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Customers who ship with Norfolk Southern helped avoid almost 15 million metric tons of carbon emissions in 2019 by choosing rail for their transportation needs instead of highway shipping, according to Norfolk Southern's recently released Corporate Responsibility report. That equates to saving approximately 1.5 billion gallons of diesel fuel. 

"It's a substantial reduction," said Josh Raglin, Norfolk Southern's chief sustainability officer, who has spent nearly 25 years in the fields of conservation, forestry, and environmental stewardship. "As companies continue to set climate goals around lowering their emissions, rail can be part of that solution." Raglin is leading the charge to integrate sustainability into every aspect of the company's business. Trained as a wildlife biologist, Raglin joined NS in 1996 as a ranger at the company's Brosnan Forest conservation and conference center in Dorchester, South Carolina.

Norfolk Southern's 13th annual Corporate Responsibility report highlights the company's performance in a number of areas, featuring initiatives that support a cleaner environment, foster an inclusive workplace, and build stronger and safer communities.

Among initiatives detailed in the report, Norfolk Southern:

Norfolk Southern also has posted its 2020 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-related risks.

To access the full Corporate Responsibility report, visit the Environment page on Norfolk Southern's website.

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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