Norfolk Southern

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Norfolk Southern doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 42

Norfolk Southern has a DitchCarbon Score of 42, indicating moderate performance in sustainability efforts. This score reflects the company’s current carbon intensity level, suggesting there is significant room for improvement. A higher score would demonstrate a stronger commitment to reducing carbon intensity and enhancing overall sustainability.

This was calculated based on 30+ company specific emissions data points, the higher the score, the better. Check out our methodology.

Industry emissions intensity

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Very high

Norfolk Southern operates in the transport services industry, which has a medium carbon intensity ranking. Some industries are more damaging than others, this ranking gives you an indication of how carbon intensive the industry is which this company operates in.

Location emissions intensity

Very low

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Very high

Norfolk Southern operates in the United States, which has a low carbon intensity rating. This suggests that the company’s sustainability efforts are positively influenced by the country’s overall lower environmental impact.
15.79%

...this company is doing 15.79% better in emissions than the industry average.

Norfolk Southern Corporation, founded in 1980 and based in Norfolk, is a leader in the U.S. transport services industry. The company’s subsidiary, Norfolk Southern Railway, covers around 19,500 route miles across 22 states and the District of Columbia. They specialize in intermodal transport, coal, automotive, and industrial goods, boasting the most extensive intermodal network in the Eastern United States.

Good news, Norfolk Southern has set SBTi climate commitments

Norfolk Southern has established Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) commitments to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from their operations, aligning with the goal to limit global warming to well below 2°C. These targets encompass direct emissions from their facilities and indirect emissions from purchased energy.

There’s always room for improvement,

DitchCarbon recommends...

Norfolk Southern should undertake a thorough inventory of all Scope 1 emissions sources to identify and mitigate direct greenhouse gas outputs.
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Our methodology

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