JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CSX (NYSE:CSX) today announced that the company was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for North America for the third consecutive year. CSX is among three transportation companies recognized by the index for leadership in sustainable business practices. "At CSX, our commitment to sustainable growth is a key driver of our success," said Michael J. Ward, chairman, president and chief executive officer. "We strive to manage our operations responsibly to meet the needs of our customers, protect the environment and to engage in the communities that we serve." CSX demonstrated strong performance broadly across assessed criteria, specifically in the areas of customer relationship management, climate strategy, and occupational health and safety. Notable CSX accomplishments include improving company-wide fuel efficiency by 2 percent this year and implementing a new waste-reduction program that helped recycle 50,000 tons of material since 2010. During 2012, CSX provided more than $14 million in corporate giving to communities throughout its network and employees logged more than 26,000 volunteer hours. The company is on track to increase corporate giving to $15 million in 2013 and to meet its goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions intensity by 6 to 8 percent by 2020. The DJSI is a partnership between the Dow Jones Indexes and RobecoSAM Sustainability Assessments, which tracks the financial performance of the world's leading companies according to rigorous economic, environmental and social criteria. Launched in 1999, the DJSI is the first global sustainability benchmark for companies that prioritize environmental sustainability and social responsibility. To learn more about CSX's sustainable practices, view the company's most recent Corporate Social Responsibility Report at www.csxcsr.com. More information about the DJSI is available at http://www.sustainability-index.com/. About CSXCSX, based in Jacksonville, Florida, is a premier transportation company. It provides rail, intermodal and rail-to-truck transload services and solutions to customers across a broad array of markets, including energy, industrial, construction, agricultural, and consumer products. For more than 185 years, CSX has played a critical role in the nation's economic expansion and industrial development. Its network connects every major metropolitan area in the eastern United States, where nearly two-thirds of the nation's population resides. It also links more than 240 short-line railroads and more than 70 ocean, river and lake ports with major population centers and small farming towns alike. More information about CSX Corporation and its subsidiaries is available at www.csx.com. Like us on Facebook ( http://www.facebook.com/OfficialCSX) and follow us on Twitter ( http://twitter.com/CSX).