OMAHA, Neb., May 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Union Pacific has been named one of the 2013 Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles from the National Business Group on Health (NBGH). The award honors U.S. companies for their ongoing commitment to promoting healthy work environments and encouraging employees to live healthier lifestyles. Union Pacific is the only railroad or transportation company to be recognized by the NBGH.
Union Pacific has received this honor every year since the award's inception in 2005.
"Health and wellness are crucial factors in our employees' safety, as well as the company's success," said Roy Schroer, Union Pacific vice president - Human Resources. "Union Pacific is honored to be recognized for our wellness efforts, and we remain committed to strengthening programs that support employees' well-being."
Union Pacific launched its wellness program more than 25 years ago. Since then, Union Pacific continues to expand tools available to help employees make healthy choices and assess and obtain intervention support for health risk factors.
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 links 23 states in the western two-thirds of the country by rail, providing a critical link in the global supply chain. From 2007-2012, Union Pacific invested $18 billion in its network and operations to support America's transportation infrastructure, including a record $3.7 billion in 2012. 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: Elizabeth Hutchison at 402-544-8433 or email@example.com.
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