C.H. Robinson wins environmental award

by Canadian Shipper

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — C.H. Robinson has been awarded a 2009 Environmental Award by CSX. The award was presented at the second-annual CSX Environmental Awards dinner in Jacksonville, Fla. April 21 as part of a week-long Earth Day celebration.

“We’re honoured to be recognized for our commitment to sustainability,” said Steve Weiby, vice-president of C.H. Robinson. “CSX has been a leader in promoting the importance of environmental stewardship in freight transportation, and we’re proud that our work with them is making a difference. We view sustainability as an overall approach to business that adds value and improves efficiencies. We will continue to invest in the long-term success of our industry and focus on finding ways to help our customers and our industry reduce waste in supply chains.”

The awards specifically recognize customers who led their industry in CO2 emissions avoidance in 2009; demonstrated the greatest improvement in avoided emissions in 2009 versus 2008; or deserve special recognition for their commitment to sustained supply chain practices through the use of rail or intermodal. CSX recognizes C.H. Robinson’s commitment to “greening” supply chains by shipping via rail and thereby reducing carbon emissions, decreasing congestion on highways, and conserving fossil fuels.

“CSX is pleased to recognize C.H. Robinson’s commitment to sustainability,” said Clarence W. Gooden, executive vice-president of sales and marketing and chief commercial officer at CSX. “We are pleased to be a part of their green supply chain. A single CSX trains can haul a tonne of freight more than 436 miles on a single gallon of fuel.”

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