OMAHA, Neb., March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fortune named Union Pacific Railroad the most admired company among trucking, transportation and logistics companies. Fortune expanded the category this year to include railroads. The magazine publishes its annual World's Most Admired list in the March 21 edition.
Union Pacific ranked No. 1 in seven of nine reputation attributes identified by Fortune:
- People management
- Use of corporate assets
- Social responsibility
- Quality of management
- Financial soundness
- Long-term investment
- Quality of products/services
The company ranked second in innovation and fourth in global competitiveness. Fortune's research partner, Hay Group, surveyed 4,100 executives, directors and securities analysts to select companies they admired most from a list that began with approximately 1,400 companies.
"We are proud of this recognition by Fortune because it demonstrates that our employees' commitment to quality, safety, service and productivity is valued by customers, communities and investors," said Jim Young, Union Pacific chairman and chief executive officer. "It also indicates that companies across many industries recognize the value Union Pacific delivers as a complete transportation and logistics provider."
Union Pacific received numerous awards and recognitions during the past 12 months including recognition as one of the 100 best corporate citizens by Corporate Responsibility, America's top military friendly employers by G.I. Jobs, a 50 Best for Vets company by Military Times EDGE, a best diversity company by Diversity Careers in Engineering and Information Technology, one of IDG Computerworld's Top Green IT organizations, one of Bloomberg Businessweek's Top 50 stock performers over the past five years, and a National Business Group on Health best employer for healthy lifestyles. Union Pacific also received California's top environmental leadership award, the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Outstanding Volunteer Award, United Health Group's Apex Award and numerous customer service and supplier recognitions from companies including Eastman Chemical, Toyota, Owens Corning and Lowe's.
About Union Pacific
Union Pacific Corporation owns one of America's leading transportation companies. Its principal operating company, Union Pacific Railroad, links 23 states in the western two-thirds of the country. Union Pacific serves many of the fastest-growing U.S. population centers and provides Americans with a fuel-efficient, environmentally responsible and safe mode of freight transportation. Union Pacific's diversified business mix includes Agricultural Products, Automotive, Chemicals, Energy, Industrial Products and Intermodal. The railroad emphasizes excellent customer service and offers competitive routes from all major West Coast and Gulf Coast ports to eastern gateways. Union Pacific connects with Canada's rail systems and is the only railroad serving all six major gateways to Mexico, making it North America's premier rail franchise.
SOURCE Union Pacific