Union Pacific Publishes 2010 Sustainability and Citizenship Report

OMAHA, Neb. — Union Pacific published its second annual Sustainability and Citizenship Report highlighting the company’s commitment to environmental stewardship, safety, employee training and development, customer and community support, shareholder value, and the highest standards of corporate governance and ethics.

“For nearly 150 years, Union Pacific has helped connect a continent and transport the products America needs,” said Robert W. Turner, senior vice president – Corporate Relations. “Today, we provide global transportation solutions by moving goods for the import and export markets.

“Our success is attributed to the hard work and dedication of our employees, communicating with stakeholders and delivering value for customers. We continuously strive to improve the ways we protect the environment, serve as an employer of choice, provide great customer service and deliver shareholder results.”

Following are highlights of Union Pacific’s 2010 Sustainability and Citizenship Report.

  • The company announced a fuel consumption rate reduction goal of 1 percent annually from 2011 to 2015, as measured on a gross-ton mile basis. Attaining this goal would represent a 23 percent fuel-efficiency improvement since 2000.
  • The railroad reduced its greenhouse gas emissions rate from locomotives by 3 percent on a gross-ton mile basis compared to 2009.
  • Union Pacific improved fuel efficiency by 3 percent, saving more than 27 million gallons of diesel fuel compared to 2009.
  • Employees recorded the safest year in company history with a 1.37 reportable injury rate, a 6 percent improvement over 2009.
  • The company conducted more than 7,300 safety outreach and training events, reaching more than 450,000 people.
  • Union Pacific donated more than $14 million and supported more than 2,500 nonprofits through a combination of Union Pacific Foundation, matching gifts and corporate contributions.
  • The railroad delivered record earnings per share, operating income, net income and operating ratio.
  • The company earned an all-time best customer satisfaction score.

In formulating its 2010 Sustainability and Citizenship Report, Union Pacific considered the Global Reporting Initiative’s 2006 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines, which provide a standard framework and guidance for organizations to report on their sustainability performance.