Union Pacific Sustainability & Citizenship: Business Decisions for the Long-term

Union Pacific Sustainability & Citizenship: Business Decisions for the Long-term

Union Pacific has stood the test of time because we make business decisions for the long-term, taking into account the well-being of our people, customers, communities and shareholders. Today, Union Pacific plays a more critical role than ever in delivering the goods American families and businesses use daily. To meet this responsibility, we are constantly looking to refine our processes, in turn helping seed the sustainable success of our customers and communities.

We set sustainability and citizenship goals, and are proud to report our progress in the following key areas:

  • Safe operations
  • Community development
  • Employee engagement & well-being
  • Environmental preservation

Our 2013 Sustainability & Citizenship Report shares our intiatives and progress thus far. In the years ahead, we will continue our committment to investing in our employees, communities and infrastructure because they shape our growth and succeess.

Content from this campaign

Union Pacific's Environmental Advantage
Trains remain the most fuel-efficient way to transport bulk cargo on land. A single Union Pacific train can replace 300 trucks carrying the same load. If just 10 percent of the nation’s long-haul freight currently moved on highways was diverted to rail, annual fuel savings would exceed 1 billion gallons. According to the EPA, trains emit an average of 75 percent less greenhouse gas emissions...
Sep 23, 2013 9:00 AM ET
Union Pacific Receives FTSE4Good Index Certification
Union Pacific's continued efforts to develop sustainable business practices, while preserving the environment, strengthening communities and adhering to the highest standards of corporate governance, earned the company FTSE4Good Index membership. The...
Aug 6, 2013 10:00 AM ET
Union Pacific Foundation Supports Local Communities
The Union Pacific Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Union Pacific Corporation and Union Pacific Railroad. Union Pacific believes that the quality of life in the communities in which its employees live and work is an integral part of its own success. Originally created as the Union Pacific Railroad Foundation in Omaha,...
Jul 31, 2013 10:10 AM ET
Union Pacific Invests $200 Million in Southern Louisiana
In February 2012, Union Pacific and Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal announced a $200 million capital investment by Union Pacific that will expand the company’s South Louisiana operations, creating 727 new jobs, directly and indirectly, retaining 1,100 employees and creating 1,500 temporary...
Jul 12, 2013 4:00 PM ET
Union Pacific Dedicated to Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Locomotives account for nearly all of Union Pacific's Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emssions. Since 2000, operational and technological improvements have resulted in a 19 percent improvement in fuel efficiency, the equivalent of more than one and a half years’ worth of fuel used by our company (1.73 billion gallons). The efficiency gains saved nearly 18 million metric tons of GHG...
Jun 28, 2013 12:20 PM ET