SOURCE: BNSF Railway Company

BNSF Railway Company

October 29, 2009 15:09 ET

BNSF Leads Surface Transportation Providers in Climate Change Disclosure

FORT WORTH, TX--(Marketwire - October 29, 2009) - BNSF Railway Company today announced it leads surface transportation providers in climate change disclosure according to the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), which represents 475 institutional investors with $55 trillion in assets under management, for its approach to climate change disclosure.

BNSF is featured in the CDP's Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index within both the S&P 500 Index and FTSE Global 500 Index. These leadership indices are key components of CDP's annual Global 500 Report and S&P 500 Report. These reports highlight the constituent companies within the FTSE Global 500 Index and the S&P 500 Index that have displayed the most professional approach to corporate governance in respect of climate change disclosure practices. Companies are scored on their climate change disclosure. High scores indicate good internal data management and understanding of climate change related issues affecting the company. BNSF was the only railroad to be featured in either CDP Leadership Index.

"BNSF is pleased to be recognized for its efforts in climate change disclosure," said Matthew K. Rose, BNSF chairman, president and chief executive officer. "Climate change continues to be a major concern for the global community, and BNSF is focused on both the potential impact of changes in our climate and our role in protecting the environment. Railroads are the most environmentally preferred mode of surface transportation, and BNSF is an industry leader. We play a vital role in our nation's economy while reducing emissions, saving fuel and relieving highway congestion."

The indices, compiled by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) on behalf of CDP, provide an evaluation tool for institutional investors. It comprises 50 constituents of the Global 500 Index and 50 constituents of the S&P 500 Index based on analysis of the responses to CDP's 2009 Questionnaire which focused on greenhouse gas emissions, emissions reduction targets and risks and opportunities associated with climate change.

About BNSF

A subsidiary of Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation (NYSE: BNI), BNSF Railway Company operates one of the largest North American rail networks, with about 32,000 route miles in 28 states and two Canadian provinces. BNSF is among the world's top transporters of intermodal traffic, moves more grain than any other American railroad, carries the components of many of the products we depend on daily, and hauls enough low-sulfur coal to generate about ten percent of the electricity produced in the United States. BNSF is an industry leader in Web-enabling a variety of customer transactions at

About CDP

The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) is an independent not-for-profit organization holding the largest database of corporate climate change information in the world. CDP gathers data through its annual Information Requests on behalf of institutional investors, purchasing organizations and government bodies. Since its formation in 2000, CDP has become the gold standard for carbon disclosure methodology and process, providing essential climate change data to the global market place.

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