Category Summary* ?

company person people planet overall score mean diff** std dev† votes articles
bombardier n/a 81 85 84.5 +2.4 +0 43 13
virgin group 71 77 85 81.8 -0.3 +0 53 21
eurostar n/a 80 83 80.1 -2 +0 34 4
norfolk southern n/a 90 83 78.4 -3.7 +0 56 7

*showing companies with at least 30 votes
**amount above or below average score of all companies based on user votes
†number of standard deviations above or below overall average



norfolk southern


Norfolk Southern engages in outreach efforts in the communities we serve. These efforts include developing and presenting training programs for local emergency management agencies and other responders, such as local police and fire departments.

tags: railroad

virgin group


Today's heightened interest in the role of business in society has partly been prompted by increased sensitivity to and awareness of environmental and ethical issues. Issues such as environmental damage and the improper treatment of workers have been highlighted in the media and the pressure on business to play a role in social and environmental issues is bound to grow. At Virgin we share our...

tags: conglomerates, conglomerate, beverages, airlines, trains, games, financial services, internet, cable tv, music, radio, cosmetics, jewelery, retail, mobile phones


airlines, conglomerates

At Bombardier, we recognize that climate change and rapid urbanization are changing the face of the planet. We realize that everyone's daily actions, large or small, do make a difference. We understand that Bombardier has a role to play in helping manage these issues by continuing to develop sustainable transportation systems that address global mobility challenges. For this reason, we have w...

tags: airlines, conglomerates, planes, airplanes, aircraft, trains, trams



We believe that global warming is real and that travelling is a contributing factor in climate change. But we also know that staying at home isn't an appealing solution and that travel by Eurostar helps to make sure that you have a much smaller impact on the planet than flying to our destinations.

tags: railroad, high-speed train service



Responsibility is not a new concept to CSX. We have always worked hard to be a good corporate citizen, actively seeking ways to make things better in the marketplace, in the workplace, in the environment, and in the community. From the beginning, we recognized that our company has a very large stake in each of these areas -- because we're all in this together.

tags: railroad



Amtrak is committed to help protect the environment and this commitment includes compliance with applicable environmental laws and regulations; compliance with Amtrak environmental policies and procedures; and the integration of sound environmental principles and practices into our business decisions and operations. This environmental commitment is based on the concepts of leadership, stewardship ...

tags: railroad

burlington northern santa fe


At BNSF, we do more than just pass through communities we serve, we strive to play a vital role in every community we touch. That's why we support efforts, both on a corporate level and through the work of individual employees, to be environmentally responsible and to help make our world a better place. Contributing to the quality of life in our communities is a foundation of our corporate vi...

tags: railroad, rail transport



The Channel Tunnel and its rail transport system have a number of environmental advantages, making Eurotunnel the most environmentally friendly cross-Channel operator.

tags: railroad, transport



At Arriva, corporate responsibility is about minimising our impact on the environment, providing safe places to work and travel for our employees and customers, and playing an active role in the communities in which we serve.

tags: railroad, public transport

canadian pacific


Good environmental, health and safety practices don't just make sense from a social perspective; they are inseparable from Canadian Pacific's sound business practices. The health and safety of our employees and the public, environmental stewardship and collaborative community relationships are fundamental to our culture and our operations.

tags: railroad

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Railway Fined $4M For Chlorine Spill

From environmentalleader.com (verified), March 10, 2010

Waste Management

Norfolk Southern Railway will pay a $4 million penalty over a 2005 chlorine spill in Graniteville, S.C.

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Eurostar Unveils New Generation Of Energy-saving High-speed Trains

From businessgreen.com (verified), October 7, 2010

Resource Management

Eurostar has today announced a planned £700m investment in its rolling stock that will result in the rail operator running some of the greenest trains on the planet from 2014.

in this article: eurostar

Canadian Pacific And Natural Resources Canada Partner On Cold-Weather Biodiesel Testing

From greencarcongress.com (verified), November 28, 2009

Waste Management, Resource Management

Canadian Pacific and Natural Resources Canada have partnered on a biodiesel fuel pilot project under the National Renewable Diesel Demonstration Initiative. The project is the first time biodiesel will be used in Canadian cold-weather rail service.

in this article: canadian pacific

Brand Emissions Leaders

From projectlabel.org (verified), November 25, 2009

Mission & Values, Waste Management, Resource Management

The Brand Emissions Leaders Project aims to provide an annual rating of the carbon performance of the leading brands operating in the UK. In 2009, it ...

in this article: nokia, ibm, nike, levi strauss & co, bmw, dell, general motors, l'oreal, wal-mart, general electric, ikea, ...

BA, Bombardier Announce Biofuel Plans At Farnborough

From environmentalleader.com (verified), July 22, 2010

Waste Management

British Airways has signed an agreement with Solena Group to help build Europe’s first biofuel plant, amid plans to begin using the fuel in its fleet starting in 2014, according to a Dow Jones Report. Also at Farnborough, Bombardier Aerospace a...

in this article: british airways, bombardier

Bombardier Exceeds Water, Energy Use Reduction Targets

From environmentalleader.com (verified), December 2, 2009

Mission & Values, Waste Management

Despite missing its target to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 15 percent between fiscal year 2004 and 2009, Bombardier Inc. has cut its GHG emissions by 10 percent and aims to reduce emissions by an additional 10 percent by 2015, according t...

in this article: bombardier

Norfolk Southern To Cut Carbon Footprint 10% By 2014

From environmentalleader.com (verified), September 2, 2010

Waste Management

Norfolk Southern has set a goal to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions per revenue ton-mile 10 percent by 2014, using 2009 as a baseline. The freight rail transportation company expects to reduce its carbon footprint through fuel-savings techno...

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Zero-emissions Locomotive Unveiled

From environmentalleader.com (verified), October 6, 2009

Waste Management, Resource Management

A prototype 1,500-horsepower switching locomotive from Norfolk Southern Corp. relies on 1,080 12-volt batteries, reports the Boston Herald. Fully charged, it can operate for three shifts.

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CSX Introduces Low-emissions Locomotive

From baltimoresun.com (unverified), October 27, 2010

Waste Management

CSX Transportation's newly retrofitted, $1.4 million, low-emissions, fuel-conserving diesel locomotive gleamed as it was put on display for visiting dignitaries at Camden Yards Tuesday.

in this article: csx

BNSF Signs Deal For Measuring Energy Efficiency

From environmentalleader.com (verified), February 9, 2010

Resource Management, Waste Management

BNSF Railway has entered a deal to measure, report and reduce its energy costs and usage with LPB Energy Management. The seven-year contract is geared to helping BNSF get on track with its commitment to energy efficiency and environmental sustainabil...

in this article: burlington northern santa fe