Union Pacific was created when Abraham Lincoln signed the Pacific Railway Act of July 1, 1862. Today, Union Pacific Railroad is one of America’s most iconic and admired companies. For more than 150 years, we have been a part of building a stronger America – delivering products across the country, providing good jobs and investing in our communities, all while staying mindful of operating safely and ethically.

That is why we are proud to report our progress in 2012 in four key areas: operating safely, strengthening communities, engaging employees and working to preserve the environment.

We follow the Global Reporting Initiative’s 2011 G3.1 Sustainability framework as guidance. The information that follows applies to railroad and select other operations. This publication is primarily focused on initiatives and accomplishments from the 2012 calendar year and includes 2012 data, unless otherwise noted.