OMAHA, Neb., March 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Corporate Responsibility has named Union Pacific Railroad among its 100 Best Corporate Citizens for the second consecutive year. Union Pacific is ranked No. 81 on the 2011 list.
The 100 Best Corporate Citizens 2011 rankings are based on publicly available data sources from Russell 1000 companies. The methodology collected information on 324 data points in seven categories: climate change, employee relations, environment, financial, governance, human rights and philanthropy.
Union Pacific ranks among the leaders in governance and philanthropy.
"Our employees remain dedicated to Union Pacific's mission to serve," said Jim Young, Union Pacific chairman and chief executive officer. "Customers continue to recognize the value we provide in delivering safe and reliable service, which is leading to new business and record levels of customer satisfaction.
"Whether it's providing logistics solutions to our customers, working to overcome a natural disaster or contributing to improve the quality of life in our nearly 7,000 communities, our employees exemplify a commitment to safety, service and productivity that helps Union Pacific meet America's freight transportation and infrastructure needs. We are proud to be recognized as one of Corporate Responsibility's 100 Best Corporate Citizens."
Union Pacific received numerous awards and recognitions during the past 12 months including recognition as Fortune's most admired trucking transportation and logistics company, one of 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