Achievement Awards

"Every railroad has tracks, facilities, equipment and technology," says Matt Rose, BNSF executive chairman. "What sets us apart is what BNSF people do with our assets. Our people really make the difference every day.

"The BNSF Achievement Awards program, which recognizes Team BNSF members, is one way of showing our respect and appreciation for the talents and achievements of our employees."

The BNSF Achievement Award, developed in 1999, recognizes Team BNSF members who demonstrate BNSF's Vision & Values and Evidences of Success and advance the Leadership Model. Their achievements positively impact BNSF customers, fellow employees, owners and the communities served by BNSF.

Scheduled and exempt employees are eligible for a BNSF Achievement Award and employees may win more than one award during their careers. Any BNSF supervisor may nominate a person for an award. Employees may be nominated using the BNSF Achievement Awards Nomination channel on the @BNSF > Communications subtab of

"Every Team BNSF member has the opportunity to make a difference by contributing to safety, service, growth, value and efficiency," says Rose. "As part of BNSF's vision, we know we have succeeded when our employees work in a safe environment free of accidents and injuries, are focused on continuous improvement, share the opportunity for personal and professional growth that is available to all members of our diverse workforce, and take pride in their association with BNSF. And the BNSF Achievement Award program helps to recognize employees who best represent the good work happening every day across our railroad."