Environmental Management

We believe that when you're part of the American landscape you protect it. That's why protecting the environment is a guiding principle at Union Pacific, whether it's by increasing fuel efficiency, reducing air emissions and energy consumption, or recycling used materials.


Carbon Emission Estimator

Try out our Carbon Emission Estimator to see how shipping with Union Pacific benefits the environment.

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Union Pacific has been part of the country's fabric for more than 160 years. We understand the value of conserving resources and providing Americans with a fuel-efficient, environmentally responsible and safe mode of freight transportation. We move one ton of freight 463 miles on a single gallon of diesel fuel, and our trains are three to four times more fuel efficient than trucks. In fact, a single Union Pacific train can carry as much freight as 300 trucks. Our company is committed to protecting the environment now and for future generations. See our Environmental Policy or select an area to learn more.