Union Pacific ranked No. 1 in seven of nine reputation attributes identified by Fortune including people management, use of corporate assets, social responsibility, quality of management, financial soundness, long-term investment and quality of products/services
The company ranked fourth in innovation and global competitiveness. Fortune's research partner, Hay Group, surveyed 3,800 executives, directors and analysts to select companies they admired most from a list that began with approximately 1,400 companies.
"We are absolutely focused on creating value for our customers," said Jack Koraleski, Union Pacific president and CEO. "After 150 years in business, 2012 was a record financial year, employee safety performance was the best ever and our customer satisfaction score reached an all-time high. We remain committed to providing safe, reliable and innovative service that creates value for our customers and generates strong returns for investors."