January 13, 2020
Kansas City, Mo., January 13, 2020. Kansas City Southern (KCS) (NYSE: KSU) is pleased to announce its inclusion in Newsweek magazine’s first-ever ranking of America’s Most Responsible Companies 2020, and Investor’s Business Daily magazine’s 50 Best ESG Companies. These lists rank companies in matters of corporate social responsibility in the United States.
“We are pleased that KCS’ corporate social responsibility efforts are being noticed by a broad stakeholder audience,” said KCS president and CEO Pat Ottensmeyer. “KCS has a variety of social responsibility initiatives underway in the U.S. and Mexico that illustrate our belief that the way we do business is as important as the business we do, and that living the KCS values of Safety, Customer Focus, Communication, Teamwork, Initiative & Innovation and Diversity & Civility creates a foundation for our growth and success.”
Newsweek ranked KCS at #104 of 300 overall and #4 among Travel, Transport and Logistics companies. The rank is voted on by 6,500+ people and considers Corporate Responsibility measures for Environmental, Social and Governance.
Investor’s Business Daily ranked KCS at #34 among companies with ESG ratings from MSCI ESG Research as of September 11, 2019, helping investors keep their values in sync with their investments.
Headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., KCS is a transportation holding company that has railroad investments in the U.S., Mexico and Panama. Its primary U.S. holding is The Kansas City Southern Railway Company, serving the central and south central U.S. Its international holdings include Kansas City 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 percent interest in Panama Canal Railway Company, providing ocean-to-ocean freight and passenger service along the Panama Canal. KCS' North American rail holdings and strategic alliances with other North American rail partners are primary components of a unique railway system, linking the commercial and industrial centers of the U.S., Mexico and Canada. More information about KCS, including the 2018 Sustainability Report can be found at www.kcsouthern.com
Contact: C. Doniele Carlson, 816-983-1372