OMAHA, Neb., Aug. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Union Pacific was named among the Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles for 2015 by The National Business Group on Health (NBGH).
Recognized at the gold level, Union Pacific was honored for making cultural and environmental changes, and developing comprehensive programs that support employees' healthy lifestyle goals. The company was the only railroad among 64 U.S. employers to receive the 2015 Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles® award.
This marks the 11th year Union Pacific has received the award.
"Union Pacific is honored to receive this recognition, which is truly a testament to our employees who use our wellness resources to achieve new levels of well-being and, ultimately, safety," said Sherrye Hutcherson, Union Pacific vice president - Human Resources. "We remain focused on evolving health resources to meet employees' dynamic needs and lifestyles."
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.
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