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MONTREAL, March 29, 2016 /CNW/ - CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) today recognized 22 of its customers for their sustainability practices that are aligned with the objectives of the CN EcoConnexions program.

Under the CN EcoConnexions Partnership Program, participating companies work to reduce carbon emissions and increase energy efficiency – one of CN's key sustainability objectives.

The 22 partners under CN's recognition program are: Cenovus Energy Inc., China Cosco Shipping Corporation Ltd., CMA CGM (America) LLC, DuPont, Fairmount Santrol, Ford Motor Company, Hapag-Lloyd, Kruger Products LP, Labatt Brewing Company Ltd., Maersk Line A/S, MOL, Mondelēz International, NYK Line, OOCL Canada Inc., Resolute Forest Products, Teck, Tenaris, UPS, Verso Corporation, Walmart Canada, Weyerhaeuser, and Yang Ming.

CN will plant 100,000 trees in the spring in recognition of its customers' commitment to sustainable business practices.

Sam Berrada, CN vice-president of safety and sustainability, said: "CN is proud to partner with these 22 companies that signed up for our partnership program. We want to deepen our customer relationships and learn from each other as we move to a more sustainable future together."

CN is a true backbone of the economy, transporting approximately C$250 billion worth of goods annually for a wide range of business sectors, ranging from resource products to manufactured products to consumer goods, across a rail network spanning Canada and mid-America, from the Atlantic and Pacific oceans to the Gulf of Mexico. CN – Canadian National Railway Company, along with its operating railway subsidiaries -- serves the ports of Vancouver, Prince Rupert, B.C., Montreal, Halifax, New Orleans, and Mobile, Ala., and the metropolitan areas of Toronto, Chicago, Detroit, Duluth, Minn./Superior, Wis., Green Bay, Wis., Minneapolis/St. Paul, Memphis, and Jackson, Miss., with connections to all points in North America. For more information on CN, visit the company's website at


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