Corporate responsibility reporting

A balanced approach

Our commitment to corporate responsibility – finding the balance between strong environmental performance, economic prosperity and social well-being – is key to how we work.

We recognize the importance of reporting in an open and accountable way. We disclose the information that’s required by law and regulation, and also voluntarily disclose information that more broadly describes our activities, policies, opportunities and risks.

We produce our corporate responsibility report mid-year to outline our performance from the previous year. The report highlights our successes and points out some areas where we could have done better and how we plan to address them in the following year.

2016 Corporate responsibility report


External recognition

In 2016, we’ve received global attention from sustainability experts for our corporate responsibility efforts including:

Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

Named to the Dow Jones Sustainability North American Index for the seventh year in a row.

Carbon Disclosure Project

Achieved leadership level rating in the annual Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) Climate Change Report. We received a score of A-, positioning us in the top quartile of all global companies assessed by CDP.

Euronext Vigeo World 120 Index

Included in the Euronext Vigeo World 120 Index, which recognizes the top 120 companies globally for their high degree of control over corporate responsibility risk and contributions to sustainable development.

Corporate Knights

Named one of the 50 Best Corporate Citizens in Canada by Corporate Knights magazine.

FTSE4Good Index Series

Named to the FTSE4GOOD Index Series, recognizing strong environmental, social and governance practices.

MSCI Global Sustainability Index Series

Named to the index, which benchmarks targets for the highest environmental social governance-rated companies, making up 50 percent of the adjusted market capitalization in each sector of the underlying index.

Sustainalytics Jantzi Social Index

Named to the JSI Index, a socially screened, market capitalization-weighted common stock index modeled on the S&P/TSX 60, consisting of 50 Canadian companies that pass a set of broadly-based environmental, social and governance criteria.

CN EcoConnexions Partnership Program

Recognized by our shipping partner CN, a transcontinental railroad company in North America, for our sustainability practices, including our work to reduce carbon emissions and increase energy efficiency.