Building a Strong Supply Chain

Union Pacific is committed to high standards of ethical business conduct. As a condition of doing business with Union Pacific, suppliers (suppliers, vendors, contractors, subcontractors, consultants, agents and other providers of materials and/or services) must fully comply with all federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, orders, codes and ordinances as outlined in the contract as well as Union Pacific’s Supplier Code of Conduct.

  • Suppliers must compete fairly for Union Pacific’s business without paying bribes, kickbacks or giving anything of value to Union Pacific employees or their relatives in order to secure an improper advantage or create the appearance of gaining an improper advantage.
  • Suppliers must independently develop proposals and bid responses, without consultation with other bidders, other potential bidders, or Union Pacific personnel outside the bounds of the standard bidding process.
  • Suppliers must refrain from asking Union Pacific employees for another supplier’s price information.
  • Suppliers must not directly or indirectly enter into any business transaction with Union Pacific employees or their relatives without the Union Pacific Supply Department’s prior written consent.
  • Suppliers must not use any Union Pacific-owned or leased equipment without the Union Pacific Supply Department’s prior written consent, or take ownership of any such equipment unless suppliers have executed an agreement generated by Union Pacific’s Supply Department that authorizes such action.
  • Suppliers must not subcontract any part of the work to be performed for Union Pacific to a subsidiary or affiliate, or to a relative or an entity owned or controlled by the relative, without the Union Pacific Supply Department’s prior written consent.
  • Suppliers must ensure that their personnel assigned to perform work on Union Pacific property act in a professional and respectful manner, keeping the workplace free from harassment including verbal, physical, and written conduct.
  • Suppliers must adhere to applicable Union Pacific policies while working on Union Pacific property including but not limited to general safety practices and Union Pacific’s no smoking policy.
  • Suppliers may only access information through Union Pacific computer systems as authorized; must ensure the information security and confidentiality of all information obtained through such authorized access; and may not use any Union Pacific information other than for the purposes authorized by Union Pacific.
  • Suppliers must effectively distribute and communicate Union Pacific’s Supplier Code of Conduct to all employees involved in a business relationship with Union Pacific.

    Suppliers must immediately report any violation of this Code to Union Pacific by calling Union Pacific’s Values Line at 800-998-2000.

    For Supply department questions and/or consent please call or email the Services Procurement Center at 402-544-0772 or

    A supplier’s failure to comply with Union Pacific’s Supplier Code of Conduct may result in Union Pacific pursuing legal action and/or discontinuing the business relationship.