The Greenbrier Companies released its 2021 environmental, social and governance (ESG) report, which was prepared in accordance with the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) framework for the second-straight year.
“I am proud of the measures Greenbrier takes to meet our stakeholders’ needs. This report demonstrates Greenbrier’s dedication to the environment, workplace safety, employee satisfaction and our local communities, among many other important areas,” William A. Furman, chairman and CEO of Greenbrier, said. “Through an incredibly difficult year, Greenbrier’s employees and operations exhibited resiliency, including moving our ESG strategy ahead, enhancing efficiencies across global operations and streamlining our data collection methodology.”
Highlights from the report include:
“Moving freight by rail or marine barge is among the most environmentally friendly transportation options available. The numbers speak for themselves. Greenhouse gas emissions can decrease by up to 75% by using rail systems instead of trucks to move freight,” Lorie Tekorius, president and chief operating officer of Greenbrier, said. “Greenbrier continually looks for ways to optimize the environmental efficiency of freight transportation products and deliver services more efficiently. Our success today and in the future requires balancing our ESG focus areas with business performance that meets the needs of customers, shareholder and employees.
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