Canadian Pacific touts 2016 corporate sustainability achievements

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CALGARY, Alberta — Canadian Pacific is outlining some of its accomplishments in 2016 as part of its corporate sustainability report. Last year, the railroad made progress in areas of safety, environmental, social and economic development, finance, and infrastructure planning, among others.

Specifically, the railroad achieved an 11-percent decline in Federal Railroad Administration reportable employee injuries and a 27-percent decline in FRA-reportable train accidents. Reportable injury rates are calculated by the number of reportable injuries submitted to the FRA per 200,000-employee hours worked.

Through social and economic development projects, the railroad hosted immigrant professionals through a work experience program and contributed approximately $5 million to various community investment programs.

The railroad also changed some of its train operations in support of financial gains and better customer service. According to CP, the railroad extended its train length by approximately 4 percent, reduced train dwell times by 7 percent, and increased average network speed by 10 percent. The railroad did not disclose, however, the methods it used to make the gains.

The railroad also invested $1.2 billion in its 2016 capital program and reduced its greenhouse emissions by 15 percent last year.

“This report is a testament to the hard work our people do at every level of the organization to make CP socially responsible and accountable to all of our stakeholders, now and in the future,” says CP President and CEO Keith Creel.

The full report is available online.

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