KANSAS CITY, MO (STL.News) Kansas City Southern (KCS) (NYSE: KSU) introduced that it has submitted a dedication letter to the Science Based mostly Targets Initiative (SBTi) pledging to set a science-based greenhouse gasoline emissions discount goal. KCS’ science-based goal will align with what local weather scientists say is required to satisfy the Paris Settlement purpose of limiting international warming to effectively beneath 2°C above pre-industrial ranges.
Railroads are already one of the crucial environment friendly modes of transportation. Shifting freight by rail as an alternative of truck reduces greenhouse gasoline emissions by as much as 75 p.c. By committing to the SBTi, KCS is constructing on steps already taken to decrease its greenhouse gasoline emissions, together with actions taken throughout its Precision Scheduled Railroading implementation to enhance gasoline effectivity and investments in fuel-saving applied sciences.
“Kansas Metropolis Southern has lengthy acknowledged the vital function that rail performs in decreasing total transportation emissions,” acknowledged president and chief government officer Patrick J. Ottensmeyer. “Our pledge to situation a science-based goal reinforces our dedication to additional bettering gasoline effectivity and decreasing emissions in help of a extra sustainable North American provide chain.”
Headquartered in Kansas Metropolis, Mo., KCS is a transportation holding firm that has railroad investments within the U.S., Mexico and Panama. Its major U.S. holding is The Kansas Metropolis Southern Railway Firm, serving the central and south central U.S. Its worldwide holdings embody Kansas Metropolis Southern de Mexico, S.A. de C.V., serving northeastern and central Mexico and the port cities of Lázaro Cárdenas, Tampico and Veracruz, and a 50 p.c curiosity in Panama Canal Railway Firm, offering ocean-to-ocean freight and passenger service alongside the Panama Canal. KCS’ North American rail holdings and strategic alliances with different North American rail companions are major elements of a novel railway system, linking the business and industrial facilities of the U.S., Mexico and Canada. Extra details about KCS will be discovered at www.kcsouthern.com