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Corporate sustainability

​​​​​​​​​​​​Our philosophy is that effective governance involves more than policies, procedures and protocols; it must be integrated in the everyday business practices of all those who work for CP.​​

Some quick facts from CP's 2014 sustainability report:

  • CP set a company record for getting the most mile and moving the most freight with the least fuel in its history;
  • CP has reduced greenhouse gas emissions 6 percent since 2008;
  • CP recycled more than 1 million used railway ties in 2013 - two percent were sold to contractors, and 98 percent sent to co-generation facilities where they processed to generate electricity;
  • CP has continuously improved its emergency response processes and equipment to be better prepared to quickly deal with any potential rail-related environmental hazard to the point where it is industry-leading in this category.

2014 Data Supplement​​​(1 MB)​

Global climate change and rail​

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CP recognized as a leader for climate change transparency


CP has earned its position on the index by disclosing high quality carbon emissions and energy data through CDP's climate change program. The reported data has been independently assessed against CDP's scoring methodology and marked out of 10​0. 

Organizations graded within the top 10% constitute the CDLI. CP has scored 98 this year -- in 2014 the company was also listed on the CDLI with a score of 95.


read the 2016 CDP submission ​here


read the 2015 CDP Canada 200 Climate Change Report ​here

read the 2015 CDP submission ​here


read the 2014 CDP Canada 200 Climate Change Report ​here​

read the 2014​ CDP submission ​here