MONTREAL, Sept. 19, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) today recognized 11 of its intermodal customers for their sustainability practices that are aligned with the objectives of the CN EcoConnexions program.
Under the CN EcoConnexions Partnership Program, participating companies work to reduce carbon emissions and increase energy efficiency – one of CN's key sustainability objectives.
The 11 winners under CN's recognition program are: CMA-CGM, Cosco, Hapag Lloyd, Kruger Products, Maersk Line, MOL, Mondelẽz Canada, NYK, OOCL Canada, Target Canada and Walmart Canada.
CN will plant 110,000 trees next spring in recognition of its customers' commitment to sustainable business practices.
JJ Ruest, CN executive vice-president and chief marketing officer, said: "CN is proud to partner with these 11 companies that signed up for our partnership program. Our ultimate goal is to deepen our relationships and, by doing so, to learn from each other as we move toward a more sustainable future together."
CN is a true backbone of the economy, transporting approximately C$250 billion worth of goods annually for a wide range of business sectors, ranging from resource products to manufactured products to consumer goods, across a rail network spanning Canada and mid-America, from the Atlantic and Pacific oceans to the Gulf of Mexico. CN – Canadian National Railway Company, along with its operating railway subsidiaries -- serves the ports of Vancouver, Prince Rupert, B.C., Montreal, Halifax, New Orleans, and Mobile, Ala., and the metropolitan areas of Toronto, Chicago, Detroit, Duluth, Minn./Superior, Wis., Green Bay, Wis., Minneapolis/St. Paul, Memphis, and Jackson, Miss., with connections to all points in North America. For more information on CN, visit the company's website at www.cn.ca.
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