23 Apr 2010

MINNEAPOLIS, MN April 23 –C.H. Robinson, one of the largest global logistics and transportation providers, was awarded a 2009 Environmental Award by CSX. The award was presented at the second-annual CSX Environmental Awards dinner in Jacksonville, Florida on Wednesday, April 21. The dinner is part of a week-long Earth Day celebration at CSX, a leading transportation company providing rail, intermodal and rail-to-truck transload services.

"We're honored to be recognized for our commitment to sustainability," said Steve Weiby, C.H. Robinson, vice president. "CSX has been a leader in promoting the importance of environmental stewardship in freight transportation, and we're proud that our work with them is making a difference.  We view sustainability as an overall approach to business that adds value and improves efficiencies. We will continue to invest in the long-term success of our industry and focus on finding ways to help our customers and our industry reduce waste in supply chains."

CSX recognizes C.H. Robinson's commitment to "greening" supply chains by shipping via rail and thereby reducing carbon emissions, decreasing congestion on highways, and conserving fossil fuels.

The awards specifically recognize customers who led their industry in CO2 emissions avoidance in 2009; demonstrated the greatest improvement in avoided emissions in 2009 versus 2008; or deserve special recognition for their commitment to sustained supply chain practices through the use of rail or intermodal.

"CSX is pleased to recognize C.H. Robinson's commitment to sustainability," said Clarence W. Gooden, executive vice president, sales and marketing and chief commercial officer, CSX. "We are pleased to be a part of their green supply chain. A single CSX trains can haul a ton of freight more than 436 miles on a single gallon of fuel."

Founded in 1905, C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc., is a global provider of multimodal logistics services, fresh produce sourcing, and information services to 35,000 customers through a network of more than 235 offices and approximately 7,200 employees around the world. The company works with 47,000 transportation providers worldwide. C.H. Robinson is a Fortune 500 company and had annual revenues of $7.6 billion in 2009.

Through the company and its Foundation, C.H. Robinson and its employees contribute millions of dollars annually to a variety of organizations, including the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Community Health Charities, the American Cancer Society, the American Logistics Aid Network, Children's Hospital and Clinics of Minnesota, Sustainable Harvest International, and the United Way. The company is headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, and has been publicly traded on the Nasdaq since 1997. For more information about C.H. Robinson, visit http://www.chrobinson.com/.