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UP lands on magazine's top 100 'corporate citizens' list


Corporate Responsibility magazine recently named Union Pacific Railroad one of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens for 2010. The only railroad named to the list, UP is ranked second among transportation companies and No. 69 overall.

The list measures Russell 1000 Index companies in about 360 data points divided into seven categories: governance, environmental, human rights, employee relations, climate change, philanthropy and financial. UP ranked among the leaders in the governance and financial categories. The list also ranks Wal-Mart Stores Inc. at No. 21, United Parcel Service Inc. at No. 46, Southern Co. at No. 71, Ford Motor Co. at No. 88 and E.I. DuPont De Nemours & Co. at No. 92.

During the past year, UP has received numerous awards, including the rail industry's most admired company as part of Fortune’s most admired companies survey; the 2009 Corporation of the Year by the Great Plains Minority Supplier Development Council; the top military-friendly employer by G.I. Jobs; one of the top 50 Best Places to Launch a Career by BusinessWeek; and the Distinguished Service Award from the Military Officers Association of America.

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