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CN ranks 10th on the 100 most sustainable corporations in the world index

Posted: 26 January 2021 | | No comments yet

CN’s approach to sustainability aligns with multiple international standards and, as a result, the company has been featured on Corporate Knights’ 2021 Global 100 Index of the most sustainable corporations in the world.

CN ranks 10th on the 100 most sustainable corporations in the world index

The Canadian National Railway Company (CN) has announced that it has ranked in 10th on the Corporate Knights 2021 Global 100 Index of the most sustainable corporations in the world, earning a place among corporations delivering superior financial performance and leading the race to a zero emissions economy. CN is the only railway company included on the list this year.

President and Chief Executive Officer of CN, JJ Ruest, said: “Delivering responsibly is at the heart of how CN is building a sustainable future. Our company is proud of our nation building history and, today, we continue to be deeply committed to moving customer goods safely and efficiently, being environmentally responsible, attracting and developing the best diverse talent and helping to build safer and stronger communities, while still adhering to the highest ethical standards.”

To determine the ranking, Corporate Knights Inc – a company that includes the sustainable-business magazine, Corporate Knights, and a research division that produces rankings and financial product ratings based on corporate sustainability performance – transparently analysed companies against global industry peers on a suite of up to 24 quantitative key performance indicators that cover: Resource management; employee management; financial management; clean revenue and investments; and supplier performance.

CN’s approach to sustainability aligns with multiple international standards, including:

  • United Nations Global Compact (UNGC)
  • Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)
  • Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB)
  • United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • World Bank Mobility Goals
  • Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosure (TCFD). 
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