Our vision – Building America – symbolizes the Union Pacific experience for all the people whose lives we touch. It connects the importance of Union Pacific’s rail transportation to America’s economy, honors the generations that preceded us and is a promise to the generations that will follow. We live our mission by safely delivering the products people need for daily living and companies require for successful operations, providing good jobs, operating ethically and investing in our country by investing in our communities.
We are proud to report our progress in 2013 in four key areas: operating safely, strengthening communities, engaging employees and preserving the environment. In this report, we also recap our economic performance and impact.
We follow the Global Reporting Initiative’s 2011 G3.1 Sustainability framework as guidance. The information in this report applies to railroad and select other operations. This publication primarily focuses on initiatives and accomplishments from the 2013 calendar year and includes 2013 data, unless otherwise noted.