OMAHA, Neb., Feb. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Union Pacific was named the most admired among trucking, transportation and logistics companies by Fortune for the seventh straight year, marking the 14th time in 18 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. 20.
Union Pacific ranked No. 1 in eight performance areas identified by Fortune:
- People management
- Use of corporate assets
- Social responsibility
- Quality of management
- Financial soundness
- Long-term investment value
- Quality of products or services
"This recognition is a testament to Union Pacific's more than 40,000 employees, who commit daily to working safely and efficiently for the good of our customers, communities, shareholders and their fellow employees," said Lance Fritz, Union Pacific chairman, president and CEO. "The men and women of Union Pacific are dedicated to serve; this honor validates our dedication to fulfill the company's mission."
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 2007-2016, Union Pacific invested approximately $34 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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