Omaha, Neb., July 23, 2010 – Union Pacific Railroad has been named one of the 2010 Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles award winners from the National Business Group on Health (NBGH). Union Pacific is one of just 16 companies to earn platinum level status and is the only railroad or transportation company among the 66 employers recognized by the NBGH. Union Pacific is one of just five companies to be recognized all six years the awards have been presented.
The NBGH recognized companies that demonstrated continuing commitment to promoting healthy work environments and encouraging workers to choose healthier lifestyles.
"Our health promotion initiatives are important because healthy employees contribute to a safer work environment and increase productivity," said Barb Schaefer, Union Pacific senior vice president – Human Resources. "Our vision is to have the healthiest employees and we support their efforts to live a healthier, fuller life."
About Union Pacific
Union Pacific Corporation owns one of America's leading transportation companies. Its principal operating company, Union Pacific Railroad, links 23 states in the western two-thirds of the country. Union Pacific serves many of the fastest-growing U.S. population centers and provides Americans with a fuel-efficient, environmentally responsible and safe mode of freight transportation. Union Pacific's diversified business mix includes Agricultural Products, Automotive, Chemicals, Energy, Industrial Products and Intermodal. The railroad emphasizes excellent customer service and offers competitive routes from all major West Coast and Gulf Coast ports to eastern gateways. Union Pacific connects with Canada's rail systems and is the only railroad serving all six major gateways to Mexico, making it North America's premier rail franchise.
About National Business Group on Health
The National Business Group on Health is the nation's only non-profit organization devoted exclusively to representing large employers' perspective on national health policy issues and providing practical solutions to its members' most important health care problems. The Business Group helps drive today's health agenda while promoting ideas for controlling health care costs, improving patient safety and quality of care and sharing best practices in health benefits management with senior benefits, HR professionals, and medical directors from leading corporations. Business Group members, which include 63 Fortune 100 companies, provide health coverage for more than 50 million U.S. workers, retirees and their families. For more information, visit www.businessgrouphealth.org.