Norfolk Southern Updates Emission Progress - Smart Energy Decisions

Energy Efficiency, GHG Emissions, Sourcing Renewables  -  August 12, 2022

Norfolk Southern Updates Emission Progress

Norfolk Southern Corporation made a 5% improvement toward its science-based target of 42% reduction in Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions intensity by 2034 from a 2019 base year.

The company also applied new technologies, improving locomotive fuel efficiency by 7% from 2019 and enabling Norfolk Southern to move one ton of freight over 460 miles on a single gallon of fuel and Creating an industry-leading carbon calculator for shippers, empowering companies to make better transportation decisions and reduce carbon emissions from their own supply chains.

Norfolk Southern advanced energy efficiency, increasing its total renewable energy usage in deregulated markets to approximately 26%, or 12% across its entire network.

Details were provided in its 15th annual Environmental, Social, and Governance report. 

 "Norfolk Southern is a customer-centric, operations-driven company, which means helping our customers achieve their supply-chain emissions goals and reducing our own carbon footprint," said Norfolk Southern President and CEO Alan Shaw in a statement. "Our report highlights initiatives and technologies that are delivering the low-carbon economy, serving customers, and adding value for all our stakeholders."



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