Stewardship of resources is central to Norfolk Southern’s business strategy. NS’ commitment to sustainable operating practices reduces costs and environmental impacts. The company’s efforts to improve fuel and energy efficiency, for example, are linked to lowering locomotive diesel and electricity costs and reducing carbon emissions.
With tracks that connect businesses, communities, and people across 22 states, Norfolk Southern has strong ties to the land. NS is committed to reducing and mitigating its impacts on the planet in an approach that connects conservation and capitalism, from support of reforestation in the Mississippi Delta to the preservation of rare longleaf pine habitat and wetlands in the southeastern U.S.