In April 1982, Union Pacific became the first U.S. railroad to establish a formal supplier diversity program. That first year, the railroad spent $10 million with diverse businesses. Today, Union Pacific is proud to spend $520 million in goods and services from more than 275 diverse suppliers in 35 states.
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To mark the anniversary, Union Pacific hosted its first Supplier Diversity Symposium April 26 in Omaha. More than 30 suppliers participated, gathering to hear from railroad leadership, network and celebrate 40 years of developing, cultivating and promoting diverse suppliers.
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