Globally, G&W operations reduced Scope 1 & 2 GHG emissions by more than 3% in 2021.

G&W’s North American operations reduced Scope 1 & 2 emissions intensity by more than 6% in 2021.

G&W’s UK/Europe operations reduced Scope 1 & 2 emissions intensity by more than 2%.

Our Scope 1 emissions consist of all G&W’s direct GHG emissions, including mobile and stationary combustion sources such as locomotives, cars, trucks and equipment, as well as refrigerants. Our Scope 2 emissions included all of G&W’s purchased electricity.

G&W’s North American operations improved fuel efficiency predominantly by retiring older locomotives in favor of more fuel-efficient models. In 2021, we also continued to invest in carbon-reduction technologies such as Automatic Engine Start/Stop (AESS) systems and Auxiliary Power Units (APUs). As of December 31, AESS and APU technology was installed on more than 25% of our locomotive fleet, and based on these installations, we expect to save more than 14,500 metric tons of CO₂e annually. We are continuing to upgrade additional locomotives with these fuel-saving technologies as part of our annual capital plans.

G&W’s UK/Europe operations’ improvements were largely derivative of an increased focus on efficient train operations and handling. In addition, Freightliner won funding to trial the adaptation of a Class 66 locomotive running with 30% of its diesel fuel replaced by hydrogen or biogas derived from sources such as food and municipal waste. The dual-fuel project is supported by a variety of industry participants who are seeking to reduce UK emissions, and we are optimistic that the new technologies will help us reduce our carbon impact in the years ahead.

G&W’s Global Emission Intensity

Scope 1 & 2 Emissions

CO₂eGTM (millions)CO₂e/MGTM% Change from 2020

Locomotive Emissions

CO₂eGTM (millions)CO₂e/MGTM% Change from 2020

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