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Union Pacific recognized as Top Green Provider for fresh food, beverage deliveries

[ July 11, 2016   //   ]

Union Pacific is the first large North American railroad to be recognized as a Top Green Provider by Food Logistics. The publication’s annual list recognizes companies whose products, services or leadership enhances sustainability within the food and beverage industry.
Many foods travel by train before landing on tables across the world. Union Pacific’s expedited rail network offers fast, reliable delivery while saving fuel and reducing emissions, resulting in a more sustainable global food supply chain.
“Our team is committed to enhancing sustainability by continually seeking new ways to improve operating efficiency and investing in technology that reduces our environmental footprint,” said Jason Hess, Union Pacific’s vice president-Agricultural Products.
Union Pacific also was recognized for its dedication to investing in fuel-efficient equipment. One-hundred percent of the company’s refrigeration units meet the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) most stringent air emissions standards. Additionally, Union Pacific acquired 100 Tier 4 locomotives in 2015, which reduce particulate emissions from diesel locomotives by as much as 91% and oxides of nitrogen emissions by as much as 90%, compared to locomotives built prior to EPA standards.

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