CN today announced it has been included on the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) for the 10th consecutive year, and is also on the North America Index for the 13th straight year. The world index represents the top 10% of the world’s 2,500 largest companies (as evaluated by S&P Global), while the North America index represents the top 20% of North America’s 600 largest companies that demonstrate sustainability initiatives. Dow Jones' corporate sustainability assessment evaluated the economic, environmental and social criteria for meeting index designation. CN’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) targets and goals include the following:
• Reduce Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 43% per million gross ton miles and reduce Scope 3 GHG emissions from fuel- and energy-related activities 40% per million gross ton miles by 2030 from a 2019 base year;
• Interim 6% intensity-based reduction in locomotive GHG emissions by 2022 from a 2017 base year;
• Reduce Criteria Air Contaminants intensity by 6% by 2022 from a 2017 base year;
• Eliminate serious injuries and fatalities from the workplace and reduce train accidents;
• Attain by 2022 and thereafter maintain an executive management team in which at least 30% are women; and
• Attain by 2022 and thereafter maintain a board composition in which at least 50% of the non-management board members come from diverse groups "Our inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability indices for both North America and the world validates our ongoing commitment to be a sustainability leader and is the result of the hard work and dedication of our railroaders," said CN President and CEO JJ Ruest in a press release. "We will continue to take meaningful steps towards our goal to be the safest and most carbon‑efficient, operationally effective and customer‑centric railroad in North America."
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