OMAHA, Neb. — Corporate Responsibility has named Union Pacific Railroad among its 100 Best Corporate Citizens for 2010. The only railroad named to the list, Union Pacific is ranked second among all transportation companies and No. 69 overall.
The 100 Best Corporate Citizens for 2010 measures Russell 1000 Index companies in approximately 360 data points across seven categories: governance, environmental, human rights, employee relations, climate change, philanthropy and financial. Union Pacific ranks among the leaders in the governance and financial categories.
“Being recognized as one of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens is a reflection of our employees’ commitment to serve our customers, communities and the nation’s freight transportation needs,” said Jim Young, Union Pacific chairman and chief executive officer. “Despite facing ongoing global economic challenges, we continue to maintain our focus on Union Pacific’s core strategy of safety, service and value as we deliver the goods American families and businesses use every day.”
Union Pacific has received numerous awards during the past 12 months including the railroad industry’s most admired company as partFortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies survey, the 2009 Corporation of the Year by the Great Plains Minority Supplier Development Council, the top military-friendly employer by G.I. Jobs, one of the top 50 Best Places to Launch a Career byBusinessWeek, one of the Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles from the National Business Group on Health, one of America’s Most Reputable Companies by Forbes, and the Distinguished Service Award from the Military Officers Association of America.