Social Performance

Norfolk Southern strives to be a responsible corporate citizen. We recognize that the company’s success is connected to the dedication, talent, and hard work of our employees and to the health and safety of the communities we serve.

As an employer, Norfolk Southern is committed to a safe working environment and to providing employees with rewarding, meaningful careers. The company supports workplace diversity and a well-trained, healthy workforce. The company and our employees help support the cities and towns where we live, work, and play, providing financial assistance and volunteer hours to help make our neighborhoods better places to live.

2013 Social Awards and Recognition

An outstanding woman railroader

Deb Butler studied English literature in college and said she became a railroader “strictly by accident.” However, 36 years after joining Norfolk Southern predecessor Southern Railway as a customer account representative, Butler is helping to lead Norfolk Southern as an executive vice president and chief information officer. To recognize her many achievements, the League of Railway Industry Women selected Butler to receive the organization’s 2013 “Outstanding Woman of the Year Award.” Sponsored by Progressive Railroading, a rail industry trade magazine, the award recognizes an individual's dedication, commitment, and contribution to the industry.

Read a profile of Butler in Progressive Railroading here.