OMAHA, Neb., Feb. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Union Pacific was named the most admired among trucking, transportation and logistics companies by Fortune for the sixth year in a row, marking the thirteenth time in 17 years the company has been named No. 1. The magazine's annual World's Most Admired list is published in the March 1 edition, available on newsstands Feb. 22.
Union Pacific ranked No. 1 in seven performance areas identified by Fortune:
- People management
- Use of appropriate assets
- Quality of management
- Financial soundness
- Long-term investment
- Quality of products and services
"Every Union Pacific employee plays a role in delivering an excellent experience for our customers, a critical element in our company's success," said Lance Fritz, Union Pacific chairman, president and CEO. "Focusing on world-class safety, innovation, teamwork, productivity and maximizing our franchise creates value for all Union Pacific stakeholders and competitive advantages for our customers, stability for employees, sustainable returns for shareholders and economic strength in our communities."
The Korn Ferry Hay Group, Fortune's research partner, surveyed executives, directors and analysts to select companies they admired most from a list that began with approximately 1,500 international and domestic companies.
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.
SOURCE Union Pacific