Norfolk Southern

650 West Peachtree Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30308-1925

Since 1827, Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) and its predecessor companies have safely moved the goods and materials that drive the U.S. economy. Today, it operates a customer-centric and operations-driven freight transportation network. Committed to furthering sustainability, Norfolk Southern helps its customers avoid 15 million tons of yearly carbon emissions by shipping via rail. Its dedicated team members deliver more than 7 million carloads annually, from agriculture to consumer goods, and is the largest rail shipper of auto products and metals in North America. Norfolk Southern also has the most extensive intermodal network in the eastern U.S., serving a majority of the country’s population and manufacturing base, with connections to every major container port on the Atlantic coast as well as the Gulf of Mexico and Great Lakes.

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3.7

Overall Excellence Rating

Industry

Transportation

Category

Shipping & Logistics

ESG/Ethical Impact

NS’ vision is to “be the safest, most customer-focused, and successful transportation company in the world.” NS is committed to providing an injury-free work environment, delivering customers’ products efficiently and reliably, and being a good corporate citizen. Norfolk Southern’s extensive rail operations play a crucial role in reducing carbon emissions by offering a more fuel-efficient and eco-friendly mode of transportation compared to trucks, contributing to overall emissions reduction efforts. The company’s commitment to decreasing greenhouse gas emissions within its operations underscores its role in mitigating climate change by optimizing locomotive technology, improving energy efficiency, and adopting cleaner fuels. Norfolk Southern can enhance its sustainability by minimizing waste generation and implementing recycling and waste reduction programs in its facilities, contributing to reduced environmental impact. Investing in renewable energy sources, such as electrification of rail lines or using alternative fuels for locomotives, can further decrease the company’s reliance on fossil fuels, setting an example for sustainable energy practices. Assessing and mitigating the impact of rail operations on local ecosystems, including wildlife habitats and water bodies, is crucial to promoting biodiversity preservation and responsible land use.

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Awards Received

2023

Revenues

$12,700,000,000.00

Website Traffic

Employee Rating

2.5

Customer Rating

3.5

Company Size

5000-10000

ESG Risk Rating

3

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