Union Pacific honors 12 companies with first ever Sustainability Partner Award

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Union Pacific Railroad has recognized a dozen customers and suppliers with the railroad’s first ever 2023 Sustainability Partner Award. The award honors Union Pacific business partners who have demonstrated both leadership and progress toward achieving sustainability goals.

“These companies share Union Pacific’s drive and commitment to finding sustainable ways of doing business that positively impacts our communities, employees and customers, while building a more sustainable tomorrow,” said Union Pacific president, Beth Whited.

The award was open to all of Union Pacific’s customers and suppliers and was based on a company’s sustainability efforts, such as the use of innovative business practices to reduce their environmental impact. Also considered was a company’s track record of engaging and collaborating effectively with key stakeholders, including communities and business partners.

Union Pacific customer winners:

  • Cemex
  • CF Industries
  • Dow
  • Freeport-McMoRan
  • Hapag-Lloyd
  • Owens Corning

Union Pacific supplier winners:

  • Arcadis
  • Jacobs
  • Konecranes
  • Trinity
  • Wabtec
  • WSP

The winners were honored Tuesday, November 14, at an awards ceremony held at Union Pacific Center in Omaha, Nebraska, where they were given a chance to share their sustainability initiatives and projects.

“We were thrilled to spend a day with our business partners, learning about their forward-thinking initiatives and sharing ideas on how we can work together to make a difference for generations to come,” added Kenny Rocker, executive vice president – marketing and sales for Union Pacific Railroad.