Norfolk Southern - Environmental Management

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Norfolk Southern - Environmental Management

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Norfolk Southern has internal controls and procedures in place to ensure that we meet or exceed environmental regulations that apply to the company and its operating facilities. The company complies with an array of federal environmental statutes and programs delegated to state and local governments. Among relevant laws and regulations are the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, the Oil Pollution Control Act, and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.

The railroad’s formal corporate environmental policies and procedures follow industry best-management practices. To ensure programs are robust and up-to-date, we regularly compare our efforts with those of other Class I railroads and Fortune 500 companies.

Employees charged with administering and managing environmental policies are an integral part of the railroad’s Operations Division, working alongside operations employees across the system to ensure facilities are functioning in accordance with applicable permits, rules, and environmental laws. The decision to integrate the company’s Safety and Environmental Department into operations reflects our belief that adhering to safety and environmental policies is essential to the railroad’s business success.

Ultimately, Norfolk Southern believes that each employee is responsible for safety and environmental compliance. All employees have access to the company’s environmental management program on a corporate intranet site.

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