CSX has been selected to join the Maryland Green Registry, a voluntary self-certification program that promotes and recognizes sustainable practices by organizations throughout the state. The selection was announced on Nov. 5 by Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley at a Maryland Chamber of Commerce Business Policy Dinner in Cambridge, Md.
The Maryland Green Registry includes organizations that complete a best practices profile covering environmental management and leadership, waste reduction, energy and water conservation, transportation, and green building design.
"Environmental sustainability is fundamental to CSX's management principles and good business practices," said Michael Ward, chairman, president and CEO of CSX. "CSX is proud to join the Maryland Green Registry, and we look forward to working with other participants to build a greener future for Maryland, where CSX has a long and proud history."
CSX was selected for the Maryland Green Registry due to its overall commitment to environmental sustainability. CSX recently announced a plan to reduce C02 emissions by 2.4 million tons.
CSX is also a sponsor of the National Gateway, a public-private partnership that proposes a state-of-the-art rail corridor linking the East Coast's international deepwater ports and major consumption markets with the population and manufacturing centers of the Midwest.
CSX has partnered with the EPA in the SmartWay Transport Partnership and joined the EPA's Climate Leaders Program as well.