EcoConnexions Programs - Living our Environmental Values
Three Dynamic Stakeholder Programs
Our EcoConnexions Programs encourage and support our environmental values and initiatives with key stakeholders, including employees, communities and customers.
EcoConnexions – Employee Engagement Program
We launched the employee program in 2011, in partnership with Earth Day Canada, with the goals of conserving energy, reducing waste and improving housekeeping at CN yards and offices across North America. Investments for these initiatives are supported by our $5-million CN EcoFund, which reinvests the significant cost savings generated by our EcoChampion initiatives into new capital projects that generate energy conservation and waste reduction.
Thanks to the success of the employee program, EcoConnexions has expanded to help CN communities and customers build a sustainable future.
EcoConnexions – From the Ground Up Program
Our community program provides funding of up to $25,000 for the greening of municipal properties across Canada and the United States, especially communities along our rail lines. With our partners, Tree Canada, Communities in Bloom and America in Bloom, we have helped 131 municipalities establish tree planting initiatives in a sustainable, environmentally responsible manner since 2012. In combination with a mass reforestation program, over one million trees have been planted across Canada and the U.S. To learn more about the EcoConnexions - From the Ground Up Program, click here.
EcoConnexions – Partnership Program
Under the program, CN customers pledge to work to reduce their carbon emissions and increase energy efficiency. In May 2014, we recognized 10 of our top intermodal customers for their commitment to sustainable business practices and planted 110,000 trees for these customers in the spring of 2015. To learn more about the EcoConnexions Partnership Program, click here.