CN launches new GHG calculator

MONTREAL — CN has launched a self-service sustainability tool called My Carbon Emissions.

The tool is available on the CN One eBusiness platform and provides customers with a detailed report of their estimated GHG emissions based on all their loaded shipments moved on CN, as well as the emissions avoided by choosing rail over truck, the company said.

As more companies are looking to quantify, and ultimately, lower their transportation GHG emissions, the information now available will allow customers to access and understand part of their Scope 3 emissions. It will also help identify opportunities for them to make more environmentally friendly transportation decisions.

“Rail has a tremendous potential to reduce the environmental impact of transportation and we are pleased to offer this enhanced tool to our customers, who are at the heart of what we do,” said Doug MacDonald, executive vice-president and chief marketing officer at CN. “Moving long-haul freight by train instead of truck can reduce GHG emissions by up to 75 per cent and CN remains a leader in the North American rail industry, by consuming approximately 15 per cent less locomotive fuel per gross ton mile.”