OMAHA, Neb., Dec. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Union Pacific Railroad has been named a U.S. leader for disclosing quality climate change related information through CDP. Union Pacific achieved a carbon disclosure score of 99 out of a possible 100 and remains among the top 10 percent of all companies in the S&P 500 sample, securing another position on the S&P Climate Disclosure Leadership Index.
"Detailing emissions and energy data, Union Pacific is committed to participating in global discourse on the most effective approaches to addressing climate change, while supporting a thriving economy," said Joel Strafelda, Union Pacific general manager-Environmental Management. "Our environmental sustainability initiatives reinforce how we adapt and innovate to safely meet the nation's dynamic freight transportation needs."
In its seventh annual CDP disclosure, Union Pacific highlights how it is managing infrastructure, equipment and operations through innovation and training to increase fuel efficiency. The railroad again shared its approaches to responsible water management, completing the CDP's water questionnaire.
The company maintained its B rating in CDP's performance band, on an A to E scale.
Additional information about Union Pacific's efforts to preserve the environment can be found in the company's Sustainability and Citizenship Report.
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 2005-2014, Union Pacific invested more than $31 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.
SOURCE Union Pacific Railroad