Supplier Diversity

We proudly invest in the communities where our employees live and work by purchasing goods and services produced by diverse suppliers who call our rail communities home. By reaching out and creating new supply chains, we’re helping diverse suppliers thrive and grow. We believe diversity makes us stronger, and we encourage new suppliers to partner with Union Pacific.

-- Jennifer Hamann, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

As one of the largest Class I Railroads in North America, Union Pacific recognizes that purchasing goods and services from diverse suppliers is one of the ways we can support the local communities where we live and work. We believe that supporting diverse businesses results in the continuous improvement of our supply chain and contributes to the overall economic success of our customers, suppliers and communities. 

For more than 40 years, Union Pacific’s Supplier Diversity program has worked to develop relationships with diverse businesses whose capabilities meet our business needs, offered these suppliers opportunities to compete for Union Pacific business and helped to identify new areas for growth.

Register online if you are a diverse supplier. We look forward to working with you!

Currently, Union Pacific is seeking relationships with:

  • Minority-owned businesses
  • Woman-owned businesses
  • Disability-owned businesses
  • Disadvantaged-owned businesses
  • LGBT-owned businesses
  • Veteran-owned and service-disabled veteran-owned businesses
  • HUBZone, as defined by the (SBA)
  • Section 8(a) businesses 

About Union Pacific

Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) is one of America's leading transportation companies. Its principal operating company, Union Pacific Railroad, is North America's premier railroad franchise, covering 23 states across the western two-thirds of the United States and building America for more than 160 years by serving customers, communities and shareholders with a passion for performance, high ethical standards and teamwork. Union Pacific is one of the largest Class I Railroads and an industry leader in the implementation of Supplier Diversity. Learn more at

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