Union Pacific Railroad

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Union Pacific Railroad doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 47

Union Pacific Railroad has a DitchCarbon Score of 47 out of 100, indicating moderate performance in sustainability efforts. This score reflects the company’s current carbon intensity level in its operations. A higher score would suggest a lower carbon intensity and better environmental sustainability practices.

This was calculated based on 30+ company specific emissions data points, the higher the score, the better. Check out our methodology.

Industry emissions intensity

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Union Pacific Railroad operates within the transport services industry, which has a medium carbon intensity ranking. Some industries are more damaging than others, this ranking gives you an indication of how carbon intensive the industry is which this company operates in.

Location emissions intensity

Very low

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Very high

Union Pacific Railroad operates in the United States, which has a low carbon intensity rating. This favorable environmental context supports the company’s sustainability efforts by indicating a cleaner energy mix in its operational region.
20.79%

...this company is doing 20.79% better in emissions than the industry average.

Union Pacific Railroad, founded in 1862 and headquartered in Omaha, operates in the U.S. Transport Services Industry. As a key player in the industry, it offers transportation services across 23 states, focusing on a variety of sectors including Agricultural Products, Automotive, Chemicals, and more. The company prides itself on connecting numerous U.S. population centers and ports, while emphasizing safety, reliability, and environmental responsibility in its operations.

Good news, Union Pacific Railroad has embraced SBTi commitments

Union Pacific Railroad has pledged to set science-based emissions reduction targets through the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). This commitment means the company aims to align its carbon reduction strategies with the level of decarbonization required to limit global warming, as per the latest climate science.

There’s always room for improvement,

DitchCarbon recommends...

Union Pacific Railroad should undertake a thorough inventory of all Scope 1 emissions sources to identify and mitigate direct greenhouse gas outputs, potentially reducing emissions by up to 15%.
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