Union Pacific Named One of 2009 Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles Award Winners from National Business Group On Health
Omaha, Neb., June 24, 2009 Union Pacific has been named one of the 2009 Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles award winners from the National Business Group on Health (NBGH). Union Pacific, one of just 17 companies named to the platinum level, was the only railroad and only transportation company to be recognized by the NBGH.
The NBGH recognized companies that demonstrated exceptional commitments to a healthy workplace and for helping employees and their families make better choices for their own health and well-being.
"Employee health and fitness go hand in hand with safety and nothing is more important than safety to railroad employees," said Barb Schaefer, Union Pacific senior vice president - Human Resources. "Weight management is a specific health risk factor, which is why Union Pacific provides access for employees to fitness centers across the country, delivers health and wellness educational programs, and emphasizes healthy lifestyles."
"We are proud to recognize companies such as Union Pacific for their unparalleled commitment to a healthy workplace and for making their employees' health and well-being a top priority," said Helen Darling, NBGH president. "Employers know first-hand that a healthy workforce is essential to increasing productivity and to maintaining a competitive edge in the new global economy."
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 membership organization of large employers - including 60 of the Fortune 100 - devoted exclusively to finding innovative and forward-thinking solutions to their most important health care and related benefits issues. The NBGH identifies and shares best practices in health benefits, disability, health and productivity, related paid time off and work/life balance issues. NBGH members provide health coverage for more than 50 million U.S. workers, retirees and their families. For more information visit www.businessgrouphealth.org.
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