Responsible Care is an industrywide initiative aimed at fostering effective management of the environmental, health, safety and security risks arising from the development, production, distribution and use of chemicals. The program was started in 1988 and opened to partners in 1993. In 1995, Union Pacific was the first railroad to join the Partners program. We also were the first Partner company to undergo a certification of our processes RC/ISO 14001 in April 2005 and are currently certified under RCMS in the 2014 - 2016 cycle.