Union Pacific Recognized as a Best Employer for Healthy Lifestyles

Named to National Business Group on Health’s List Ten Consecutive Times
Jun 27, 2014 3:15 PM ET

Omaha, Neb., June 27, 2014 /3BL Media/ - The National Business Group on Health (NBGH) named Union Pacific one of the Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles for 2014.

Recognized at the platinum level for its ongoing commitment and dedication to promoting a healthy work environment, Union Pacific was among 63 U.S. employers that received the 2014 Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles® award.

This marks the tenth year Union Pacific has received the award.

"Union Pacific is committed to offering a number of health promotion programs that support employee well-being," said Roy Schroer, Union Pacific vice president - Human Resources. "Wellness is an important factor in employee safety, and we are honored to be recognized for our efforts."

The railroad's wellness programs assess and provide intervention support for health risk factors, including asthma, blood pressure, cholesterol, depression, diabetes, fatigue, inactivity, nutrition, smoking, stress and weight.

Since launching its program more than 26 years ago, Union Pacific continues to develop wellness resources, such as the recently piloted Worksite Wellness Challenge, which recognizes work units for engaging employees, as well as encouraging them to pursue their wellness goals.

Through its wellness program, Union Pacific encourages employees to "Take Charge. Feel Better. Live More." See the company's recently published Sustainability & Citizenship Report for details on the many tools available to help employees make healthy choices.

About Union Pacific
Union Pacific Railroad is the principal operating company of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP). One of America's most recognized companies, Union Pacific Railroad connects 23 states in the western two-thirds of the country by rail, providing a critical link in the global supply chain. From 2004-2013, Union Pacific invested approximately $30 billion in its network and operations to support America's transportation infrastructure. The railroad's diversified business mix includes Agricultural Products, Automotive, Chemicals, Coal, Industrial Products and Intermodal. Union Pacific serves many of the fastest-growing U.S. population centers, operates from all major West Coast and Gulf Coast ports to eastern gateways, connects with Canada's rail systems and is the only railroad serving all six major Mexico gateways. Union Pacific provides value to its roughly 10,000 customers by delivering products in a safe, reliable, fuel-efficient and environmentally responsible manner.

Union Pacific media contact: Calli Hite at callihite@up.com or 402-544-3026.