OMAHA, Neb., June 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Union Pacific is the first large North American railroad to be recognized as a Top Green Provider by Food Logistics. The publication's annual list recognizes companies whose products, services or leadership enhances sustainability within the food and beverage industry.
- Find out the top 50 food products shipped by Union Pacific at http://www.up.com/cs/groups/public/@uprr/@customers/documents/up_pdf_nativedocs/pdf_up_ms_food_info.pdf.
Many foods travel by train before landing on tables across the world. Union Pacific's expedited rail network offers fast, reliable delivery while saving fuel and reducing emissions, resulting in a more sustainable global food supply chain.
"Our team is committed to enhancing sustainability by continually seeking new ways to improve operating efficiency and investing in technology that reduces our environmental footprint," said Jason Hess, Union Pacific's vice president-Agricultural Products.
Union Pacific also was recognized for its dedication to investing in fuel-efficient equipment. One-hundred percent of the company's refrigeration units meet the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) most stringent air emissions standards. Additionally, Union Pacific acquired 100 Tier 4 locomotives in 2015, which reduce particulate emissions from diesel locomotives by as much as 91 percent and oxides of nitrogen emissions by as much as 90 percent, compared to locomotives built prior to EPA standards.
- Read more about Union Pacific's sustainability efforts at http://www.up.com/aboutup/corporate_info/building-america-report/2015.
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 2006-2015, Union Pacific invested approximately $33 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.
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