Diversity and Inclusion

At BNSF, we are committed to a culture where all employees are included, belong, and have equal opportunity to achieve their full potential. We believe that our ability to embrace diversity and promote an inclusive work environment makes us stronger as individuals, as a team and as an organization. Diversity is all ways we are unique, including race, ethnicity, religion, age, gender, veteran status, ability, country of origin, sexual orientation, education, background and many other aspects of identity.

Our goal is to encourage and facilitate a culture of inclusion and to create avenues for employees to engage with one another on the topics that are important to them. It is important that our team feels comfortable to be their genuine self when they come to work each and every day and that there is a mutual respect for all.

Diversity and inclusion have been core to our shared Vision and Values from BNSF’s very inception. Our value of equality states that as members of the BNSF team, all team members should expect to:

  • Be treated with dignity and respect
  • Have equal access to tools, resources, training and development opportunities
  • Have equal opportunity to achieve their full potential

Champions of Diversity

Our employee-led diversity councils, Business Resource Groups and Women EnRoute groups provide our team with development opportunities, the ability to network, gain exposure to senior leaders and work together to build creative solutions to business problems.

Read more about our diversity and inclusion employee-led groups.

Hear from our team members about their personal experiences with diversity and inclusion and BNSF.

Model the Way

At BNSF, we are committed to actions, not just words and we achieve this through:

  • Representation: Increase diversity throughout the organization
  • Development: Develop leaders who create a diverse and inclusive culture
  • Accountability: Ensure diversity and inclusion remains a strategic priority to have greater impact

On a path of continuous improvement, we have strengthened leader accountability with diversity and inclusion being a part of our leadership model objectives. The success of our journey requires every BNSF team member to value the differences we each bring to the workplace. Diverse perspectives, collaborative environment and open mindedness help drive our spirt of innovation at BNSF.

Expanding our Outreach

BNSF strives to maintain strong relationships with our communities, customers, and suppliers. We actively partner with communities where we live and operate to facilitate learning, positive relationships, and support.​​​

We continuously work to expand and diversify our teams throughout our organization by participating in various high school, trade school, college and military career fairs with a focus on recruitment of diverse candidates. As well as, we partner with niche organizations to reach females and people of color to promote our job opportunities at BNSF.

Moving the Nation

The freight we move for our customers is the lifeblood of our nation’s economy. We are a tight-knit team that works as one, brought together and made stronger by our multiple views and backgrounds to deliver the best solutions. What we do is a team sport, and we are driven to win with a common purpose, always putting safety first, taking care of each other, and creating a workplace that is welcoming to all.

If you’re interested in joining a diverse team that moves the nation, visit our career site.