Fortune Names Union Pacific Railroad Most Admired

OMAHA, Neb. — 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, including people management, social responsibility and long-term investment.

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.”