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A Message from our CEO


At Norfolk Southern, integrity is who we are and who we have been for more than 185 years. As we adapt to evolving markets and an ever-changing world, we must never forget that a steadfast commitment to fair and honest treatment of customers, investors, co-workers, and the communities we serve is the foundation of our long-running success.

Only by inspiring trust in the marketplace can we achieve our vision to be the safest, most customer-focused and successful transportation company in the world. As members of the Thoroughbred team, each of us has a stake in protecting the company’s reputation and good name. That means the actions we take must reflect our SPIRIT Values and the standards of conduct outlined in our Thoroughbred Code of Ethics. In its pages you will find guidelines for behavior, questions and answers for situations you might encounter on the job, and resources to seek advice, report concerns, and make the right decisions.

As individuals and as a team, we work safely, serve customers to the best of our ability, and act as good stewards for our owners. We also uphold the core values that make us proud to say we work for Norfolk Southern. Through that shared commitment, we will ensure that our railroad remains one of the nation’s premier freight transportation companies for the next 100 years.

Thank you for your commitment to make Norfolk Southern the best in the business.


Jim Squires

The Thoroughbred Code of Ethics

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