- Brunel Awards International Railway Design Competition
Union Pacific’s Heritage Locomotive Fleet Program was the 2011 Brunel Awards International Railway Design Competition winner. The fleet represented the United States in the “Industrial Design, Corporate Branding, Graphics, and Furnishings” category. Internationally renowned leaders in the area of rail design and engineering evaluated the applicants.
- Chrysler Outstanding Support
Chrysler Group LLC recognized Union Pacific for outstanding logistics and transportation support. Chrysler recognized suppliers who fared well on its External Balanced Scorecard, a rating system that evaluates supplier performance in areas such as quality, delivery, cost, warranty and partnership in addition to input from senior leadership.
- ConAgra Mills Rail Carrier of the Year
ConAgra Mills named Union Pacific its Rail Carrier of the Year. Union Pacific’s selection was based upon service log quality, attention to on-time delivery, and how aggressively the railroad aided ConAgra Mills in obtaining new business.
- Corporate Responsibility 100 Best Corporate Citizens
Corporate Responsibility named Union Pacific among its 100 Best Corporate Citizens for the second consecutive year. The methodology collected information on 324 data points in seven categories: climate change, employee relations, environment, financial, governance, human rights and philanthropy. Union Pacific ranks among the leaders in governance and philanthropy.
- Diversity Careers in Engineering and Information Technology Best Diversity Company
Diversity Careers in Engineering and Information Technology named Union Pacific a Best Diversity Company for the third consecutive year. The magazine chose Union Pacific based upon its support of women and minorities, efforts to support work/life balance, and supplier diversity commitment based on feedback from the magazine’s readers and website visitors.
- Eastman Chemical Company's Supplier Excellence Award
Union Pacific received Eastman Chemical Company’s Supplier Excellence Award for overall company performance, the highest level of all awards presented in the Eastman Supplier Excellence Program. Union Pacific earned this award for the second consecutive year and remained the only railroad to be honored. The award recognizes consistent performance in providing Eastman with high-quality services and for working on Eastman’s behalf to improve its efficiency and competitiveness in the changing market.
- EPA Clean Air Excellence Award
The U.S. EPA honored Union Pacific Railroad with a Clean Air Excellence Award for developing Genset switching locomotive technology. EPA awardees were chosen based upon development of unique, sustainable solutions that directly reduced hazardous emissions and toxic air pollutants and provided a model for others in their industry to follow.
- EPA SmartWay Transport Top Score
Union Pacific Distribution Services (UPDS) achieved the EPA’s SmartWay Transport program’s highest score by utilizing most of the commercially available fuel saving strategies and actively evaluating the latest emerging technologies. Company ratings were calculated by various fuel-efficiency and emission control technologies, policies and fleet strategies.
- Evergreen Shipping Agency (America) Corporation Vendor of the Year*
Evergreen Shipping Agency (America) Corporation named Union Pacific its 2010 Vendor of the Year. The award is presented annually to suppliers providing excellent service and maintaining high performance levels. Evergreen recognized Union Pacific for its excellence in quality, service and support.
- Fortune Most Admired Company
Fortune named Union Pacific the most admired company in the trucking, transportation and logistics category. Union Pacific ranked No. 1 in seven of nine reputation attributes identified by Fortune: people management, use of corporate assets, social responsibility, quality of management, financial soundness, long-term investment and quality of products/services.
- General Motors Supplier of the Year*
General Motors (GM) honored Union Pacific with a 2010 Supplier of the Year award. A team of GM purchasing, engineering, quality, manufacturing and logistics executives determined the winners. Decisions were based on supplier performance in the areas of quality, service, technology and price.
- Heinz North America Carrier of the Year
Heinz North America honored Union Pacific as its 2011 Carrier of the Year award winner for the railroad’s outstanding performance in transporting refrigerated and canned products.
- Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry Environmental Excellence Award
The Idaho Association of Commerce & Industry (IACI) presented Union Pacific with its 2011 Environmental Excellence Award. The IACI Environmental Excellence Award provides recognition to businesses which, through innovative environmental leadership and accomplishment, achieved outstanding results in environmental protection and enhancement.
- Landstar System, Inc. Intermodal Carrier of the Year*
Landstar System, Inc. named Union Pacific its 2010 Intermodal Carrier of the Year. Criteria for the award included performance in the areas of customer service, damage prevention, line haul and door-to-door service.
- Military Times Edge Best for Vets Employer
Military Times EDGE named Union Pacific among the Best for Vets Employers in 2011. The magazine ranked employers based on veteran recruiting, training and mentoring practices; reserve policies; and corporate culture’s representation, retention and support of veterans and military personnel. The publication ranked Union Pacific as one of just three companies in the highest category, Platinum.
- 50 National Business Group on Health Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles
Union Pacific was named a 2011 Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles award winner from the National Business Group on Health (NBGH). Union Pacific earned platinum status each year since the award’s inception in 2005, and is one of only six U.S. employers to earn platinum status each of the past six years. Union Pacific was the only railroad or transportation provider among the companies honored by the NBGH, which recognized employers that responded to the need to improve their workers’ health, productivity and quality of life.
- National Chamber Foundation Hiring Our Heroes Award
The National Chamber Foundation presented Union Pacific with the Hiring Our Heroes Award for Post 9/11 Veteran Employment and Internships. Hiring Our Heroes awards recognize businesses that have gone above and beyond to honor the sacrifices America’s military families make in their service to the nation. Union Pacific was the only railroad to win a Hiring Our Heroes Award.
- Soy Transportation Coalition Top Performing Railroad
Union Pacific was selected as the top performing railroad by leading U.S. agricultural shippers in the second annual Soy Transportation Coalition (STC) Rail Customer Satisfaction Index. Companies were graded on customer service, on-time performance and costs.
- Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Environmental Excellence Award
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) presented Union Pacific with an Environmental Excellence Award for developing environmentally friendly locomotives.
- Toyota Top Railroad in On-Time Service Performance and Customer Service*
Toyota Logistics Services recognized Union Pacific as the top railroad in on-time service. Union Pacific’s collaborative focus on responsiveness, process standardization, problem solving and consistent transportation service performance contributed to this award.
- Toyota Canada Inc. Logistics Partner Award for On-Time Performance and Customer Service
Union Pacific received Toyota Canada Inc.’s Logistics Partner Award for the fourth consecutive year. The railroad was recognized for on-time performance and customer service.
- Transportation Community Awareness and Emergency Response National Achievement Award
Union Pacific earned the Transportation Community Awareness and Emergency Response (TRANSCAER) National Achievement Award for the fourth consecutive year. The award recognizes extraordinary achievement in support of the TRANSCAER initiative, the voluntary national outreach effort to help communities prepare for and respond to a possible hazardous material transportation incident.
- TTS Rail Carrier of the Year*
Transportation and logistics provider TTS, LLC named Union Pacific its 2010 Rail Carrier of the Year. Awardees were selected based on dedication to bringing creative solutions to TTS and helping grow its customer base through exceptional service.
- WWL Vehicle Services Americas Rail Carrier of the Year*
WWL Vehicle Services Americas recognized Union Pacific as its 2010 rail carrier of the year. Union Pacific received the award based on its performance in the areas of timely delivery, quality and customer service.
Employee Awards and Recognition
- Association of American Railroads Harold F. Hammond Award*
The Association of American Railroads named John Kirwan the 2010 Harold F. Hammond Award winner. A machinist in Hinkle, Ore., Kirwan was honored as the individual railroad employee who has demonstrated outstanding safety achievement during the preceding year.
- Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility Young Hispanic Corporate Achiever
The Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR) named Union Pacific’s Rosa La Puente-Flowers a 2011 HACR Young Hispanic Corporate Achiever. La Puente-Flowers serves as director of strategic sourcing – Supply, and was recognized for her educational achievements, business acumen, personal leadership, community involvement and volunteer efforts.
- Intermodal Association of North America Silver Kingpin Award
The Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) named Barry Michaels, vice president of Intermodal Operations at Union Pacific, the 2011 IANA Silver Kingpin Award winner. The IANA Awards Committee recognized Michaels for a lifetime of tireless work as an intermodal advocate, serving twice as IANA’s chair, seven years as chair of the IANA Operations Committee and 14 years on the Intermodal Interchange Executive Committee.
- Profiles in Diversity Journal Women Worth Watching
Profiles in Diversity Journal recognized Linda Brandl, vice president and general manager – Automotive, in its 10th annual Women Worth Watching feature. The magazine recognized women executives who share personal leadership successes designed to encourage aspiring business leaders and help advance women to leadership ranks.
- Transportation Community Awareness and Emergency Response Chairman Award*
Transportation Community Awareness and Emergency Response (TRANSCAER) named Dave Buccolo, general manager – Central California Traction Company, the 2010 TRANSCAER Chairman Award winner for the second consecutive year. Buccolo was recognized for his safety record and level of participation in TRANSCAER, a voluntary national outreach effort to help communities prepare for and respond to a possible hazardous material transportation incident.
*Awarded in 2011 for prior year’s performance.