American Chemistry Council recognizes Norfolk Southern with Responsible Care Energy Efficiency Award

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) has recognized Norfolk Southern with a Responsible Care Award in the Energy Efficiency category for its Atlanta headquarters building. ACC’s Responsible Care Awards Program recognizes industry leaders that have made an exceptional commitment to environmental, health, safety, and sustainability.

"From design to construction and operations, it is important that our facilities reflect our commitment to sustainability," said Josh Raglin, Chief Sustainability Officer for Norfolk Southern. "Our headquarters exemplifies that commitment, and we are grateful to the American Chemistry Council for this recognition."

The Responsible Care Energy Efficiency Awards recognizes initiatives that improve energy efficiency in facility operations. Member companies are required to consider operational energy efficiency and waste minimization, reuse and recycling when developing their EHS&S plans.  Between the building’s LEED Gold certification, to its water reclamation and low environmental impact, these efforts have led to a 16% reduction over the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) standard for overall energy use. 

“I am honored to present the 2023 Responsible Care recipients with this prestigious honor,” said ACC Vice President of Sustainability and Responsible Care, Mitch Toomey. “These Responsible Care award recipients are driving meaningful and positive impacts for our people and our planet by advancing safer, more sustainable products and processes. Their work every day, across numerous facilities, helps ensure we are protecting our workers, communities and the environment.”

Responsible Care awardees qualify based on exemplary performance and are selected by a committee with subject matter expertise, including representatives from academia, industry, and other associations.  Norfolk Southern was among 15 ACC member and Responsible Care Partner companies to receive an Energy Efficiency award. The full list of award winners can be found on the ACC website.