Across NS employees are engaged in sustainability, whether it is recycling office or shop waste or doing things to conserve energy. Those efforts align with corporate initiatives to embed sustainability in the fabric of railroad operations.
The Environmental Policy Council plays a key role in overseeing sustainability, ensuring that all departments contribute. Deb Butler, executive vice president planning and chief information officer, is chair.
Three years after unveiling Movement Planner, the sophisticated software system is revealing its promise. A study of train movements shows the system contributed to improvements in train velocity and on-time performance.
Eileen Relford noticed something different about her co-workers: They spent their lunch hour at the gym instead of at fast food restaurants, snacked on fruit instead of candy, and tried to walk throughout the day. She decided to take their lead.
Residents in NS don't often get a chance to ride a train to learn about railroad safety. NS helped make that happen, teaming up with Operation Lifesaver to offer excursions that promoted highway-rail and pedestrian safety.
Ricky Jones starts his job as a conductor long before he clocks into the Gainesville, Ga., yard each morning. He logs onto his home computer the night before to find out what railcars he will be pulling. It's not a requirement. It's all about customer service.