Norfolk Southern Updates Progress in Emission Reduction   - Smart Energy Decisions

Energy Efficiency, GHG Emissions, Industrial, Sourcing Renewables  -  August 23, 2022

Norfolk Southern Updates Progress in Emission Reduction  

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 (since a 2019 base year) and increased its total renewable energy usage in deregulated markets to approximately 26% or 12% across its entire network.

The company also improved its locomotive fuel efficiency by 7% from 2019 and enabled Norfolk Southern to move one ton of freight over 460 miles on a single gallon of fuel.

Details were provided in its 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.”

The company also created a carbon calculator for shippers, empowering companies to make better transportation decisions and reduce carbon emissions from their own supply chains.


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