Our Sustainability Approach: Building a Sustainable Future 2030

Union Pacific’s vision of Building America means we connect the nation’s businesses and communities to each other and the world by providing safe, reliable and efficient supply chain solutions that support sustainable economic growth. In doing so, we strive to serve our customers, enhance shareholder value, invest in our communities and provide promising careers, while operating in an ethical manner.

We strive to serve our customers, enhance shareholder value, invest in our communities and provide promising careers while operating in an ethical manner. We prioritize diversity, inclusivity, innovative technology, clean air and water, and setting and working toward our targets to reduce our carbon footprint. These efforts are encapsulated in our Building a Sustainable Strategy 2030 pillars:

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Building Responsible Foundations

Union Pacific understands the importance of health, safety and well-being, business ethics and conduct, cybersecurity, and risk management and internal control.


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Investing in our Workforce

At Union Pacific, we are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment that reflects the diverse markets and communities we serve.


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Driving Sustainable Solutions

Rail is the most fuel-efficient way to move freight over land, cutting GHG emissions by up to 75% compared to commercial trucks. Our goal is to capitalize on this advantage and offer customers a more environmentally-friendly form of freight transportation.

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Championing Environmental Stewardship

Union Pacific is committed to working to address the impacts of climate change.  We have an updated Science Based target to reduce absolute Scope 1, Scope 2, and Scope 3 categories 1, 2 & 3 GHG emissions 50.4% by 2030 from a 2018 base year.


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Strengthening our Communities

Union Pacific is dedicated to serving and investing in communities, improving the quality of life where our employees live and work. We price ourselves on being a good corporate citizen and a champion for diverse suppliers.

UP 8055 (EMD SD9043MAC) crosses a small bridge near Castle Crags State Park, California.

UP 8055 (EMD SD9043MAC) crosses a small bridge near Castle Crags State Park, California.