OMAHA, Neb., June 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Union Pacific Railroad climbed Newsweek's 2016 Green Rankings to No. 81 among U.S. businesses and No. 143 globally, improving from No.121 among U.S. businesses and No. 187 globally in 2015. The magazine recently ranked publicly traded companies by market capitalization.
- To read about Union Pacific's green efforts, visit http://www.up.com/aboutup/corporate_info/building-america-report/2015.
"Union Pacific is honored to be recognized for its continued commitment to operating a safe, efficient and environmentally responsible railroad," said Scott Moore, Union Pacific senior vice president – Corporate Relations. "Being a good neighbor in the communities where our employees and customers live and work is of utmost importance."
Newsweek scores publicly traded companies against their global industry group peers based on eight indicators:
- Combined energy productivity
- Combined greenhouse gas (GHG) productivity
- Combined water productivity
- Combined waste productivity
- Green revenue score
- Sustainability pay link
- Sustainability board committee and
- Audited environmental metrics.
Union Pacific recently released its 2015 Building America Report, detailing key sustainability accomplishments such as becoming the safest Class 1 railroad in the United States based on its employee injury rate, and operating 100 locomotives that meet the Environmental Protection Agency's stringent Tier 4 emissions standards.
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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SOURCE Union Pacific Railroad