Our Green News

November 6, 2012

Norfolk Southern 2012 sustainability report details five-year progress on environmental stewardship

NORFOLK, VA. - Norfolk Southern Corp. has issued its fifth annual corporate sustainability report, documenting progress on the railroad’s efforts to reduce its business impacts on the environment. The 2012 report can be found on Norfolk Southern’s environmental website,www.nssustainability.com. It highlights advances made in the five years since the company launched a sustainability program with the goals of achieving industry leadership in fuel conservation, emissions reduction, efficient energy use, recycling, use of renewable materials, and environmental partnerships.

October 23, 2012

Norfolk Southern tops all railroads in 2012 Newsweek Green Rankings

Norfolk Southern Corporation topped all railroads in the 2012 Newsweek Green Rankings released this week and moved up 217 spots from its 2011 ranking to 181 on Newsweeks U.S. 500 list.

May 11, 2012

Norfolk Southern invites public to help protect the rail line

Norfolk Southern is making it easier for communities, businesses, and informed observers such as rail fans to report issues relating to public safety and security to the railroads police force.

January 27, 2012

Norfolk Southern improves its score in 2012 Carbon Disclosure Project report

Underscoring a record of continuous improved performance in corporate environmental responsibility and in reducing its carbon footprint, Norfolk Southern Corp. has achieved its best-ever score

January 26, 2012

Railroad ties cleared from Radford site

RICHMOND, VA. - The cleanup of almost 2 million railroad ties from a site in Radford brings to an end a multi-year effort to clear the former industrial location and eliminate a potential environmental concern. Norfolk Southern Railway Co. completed removal of the ties earlier this month, delivering on a long-standing offer to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality to transport the ties for free if a suitable disposal site could be found.