Highest Scoring Railroad on CDP’s S&P 500 Climate Disclosure Leadership Index
Omaha, Neb., Wednesday, October 9, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Union Pacific Railroad achieved its best performance in CDP’s Standard & Poor’s 500 (S&P 500) climate change 2014 report for the depth and quality of climate change data it disclosed. With a carbon disclosure score of 99 out of a possible 100, Union Pacific is in the top 10 percent of all companies in the S&P 500 sample, securing another leadership position on the Climate Disclosure Leadership Index and the highest score among railroads.
The Open Door Mission in Omaha, Nebraska, recently received some helping hands from Union Pacific employees in the railroad's Field Management Trainee (FMT) program. The trainees took an evening off to serve dinner at the mission, an organization whose philosophy is to "break the cycle of homelessness and poverty."
The FMT program is designed to give new front-line managers the tools necessary to become successful leaders. There were 15 employees in town for the training, said John Maeda, Union Pacific manager of yard operations-Chicago.
Union Pacific Railroad is launching a multi-media, bilingual public safety campaign aimed at encouraging pedestrians and drivers to safely use railroad crossings. Part of the Union Pacific Crossing Accident Reduction Education and Safety (UP CARES) initiative, the advertising campaign utilizes radio spots and billboards in English and Spanish to reach audiences in Houston, San Antonio, Laredo, Midland and Odessa, Texas; Plaquemine, Louisiana; Little Rock, Arkansas; Fresno, California; Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota; and Chicago.
Named to National Business Group on Health’s List Ten Consecutive Times
Omaha, Neb., June 27, 2014 /3BL Media/ - The National Business Group on Health (NBGH) named Union Pacific one of the Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles for 2014.
Recognized at the platinum level for its ongoing commitment and dedication to promoting a healthy work environment, Union Pacific was among 63 U.S. employers that received the 2014 Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles® award.
This marks the tenth year Union Pacific has received the award.
Check out Newsweek's Green Rankings for 2014. Union Pacific has improved on both the national (from 246 to 160) and global (from 358 to 241) lists since the last time the rankings were issued in 2012.
For details on the company's investments in new technologies to improve fuel efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, see Union Pacific's recently published Sustainability and Citizenship Report.
Omaha, Nebraska, May 30, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Union Pacific’s 2013 Sustainability and Citizenship Report outlines the company’s progress in the areas of safety, community impact, employee engagement and environmental preservation.
20 percent of Union Pacific's workforces is military veterans
San Antonio, April 23, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Continuing its long-standing tradition of supporting armed forces members and veterans, Union Pacific yesterday presented Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) a $150,000 donation to assist injured service members as they transition back to civilian life. The donation will help support a full range of programs and services for this generation of Wounded Warriors and their families.
Jan. 28, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Union Pacific improved its public safety incident rate in 2013, demonstrating progress in enhancing safety for employees, customers and communities. The company's 2013 public safety incident rate was 2.22, a 7 percent improvement over the 2012 rate of 2.38.
Railroad public safety incident rates measure the total number of Federal Railroad Administration reportable crossing accidents per million train miles.