Norfolk Southern Corporation’s sustainability initiatives have earned the company recognition as one of 25 green supply chain partners named by Inbound Logistics magazine.
The magazine said its inaugural G25 list was created “to celebrate companies that are on the cutting edge of green; and we want to provide shippers with examples of how service providers are making the sustainability leap, and justification for why they are a cut above.”
Norfolk Southern was singled out for its “Green Machine,” a carbon footprint analyzer that allows businesses to estimate the emissions savings of choosing rail transportation. The magazine also noted NS’ investments to upgrade its locomotive fleet, making it the rail industry leader in achieving federal locomotive emissions standards.
“Inbound Logistics is pleased to recognize Norfolk Southern as a Green Supply Chain Partner (G25) for 2009,” said Keith Biondo, the magazine’s publisher. “The recognition is in part for Norfolk Southern's sustainable supply chain vision, but most importantly for providing practical real-world services and solutions helping leading logistics practitioners achieve their sustainability goals.”
Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) is a leading North American transportation provider. Its Norfolk Southern Railway subsidiary operates approximately 21,000 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 operates the most extensive intermodal network in the East and is a major transporter of coal and industrial products.