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Sustainable Service

CN has earned a place on the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for nine consecutive years, and a place on the Dow Jones North American Index for twelve consecutive years, in recognition for its sustainable business practices. In addition, for over a decade, CDP has recognized CN for its actions to cut emissions, mitigate climate risks and develop the low-carbon economy, and in 2020, CN was named to CDP’s prestigious Climate A List.

Together with KCS, CN's industry-leading commitment to science-based climate targets and a faster, safer network will result in a cleaner connected continent.

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The Greenway Solution

The combination with KCS would create a “Greenway” from Mexico to Mid America and beyond, converting significant volumes of truck traffic from busy highways through the U.S. heartland and Great Lakes communities onto the railway, easing traffic congestion and reducing thousands of tons of emissions every day.

  • The CN-KCS route will be faster and more direct, resulting in enhanced efficiency, enhanced competition and better value for customers
  • For example, each CN-KCS daily double-stack intermodal train from San Luis Potosi to Detroit takes 300+ long-haul trucks off of the road avoiding approximately 260K tons of GHG emissions per year
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  • CN uses 15% less fuel per gross ton mile than the industry average

  • First North American railroad to set an approved science-based climate target

  • Listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for 9 straight years

  • Listed on the DJSI North American Index for 12 straight years

  • First North American railroad – and amongst the first companies globally – to provide shareholders an opportunity to cast an advisory vote on the Company’s Climate Action Plan

  • One of only three Canadian companies listed on CDP’s prestigious Climate A List, recognized for its actions to cut emissions, mitigate climate risks and develop the low-carbon economy