At Amtrak, diversity is not just a corporate buzzword, it's a priority. It's vital and it's a commitment we make to our customers, our suppliers, our employees and the communities we serve. We understand that valuing diversity is not only a good thing to do, but a business necessity beyond compliance that plays a vital role in customer service delivery and ultimately the success of our operations. Simply put, our business diversity philosophy means commitment to ensuring our company embraces a culture of respect and appreciation for differences and similarities of people.
Often companies limit their diversity focus to traditional aspects, such as race, gender, age, disability or religion. At Amtrak, we believe diversity is much more than this. As a critical link to our philosophy, Amtrak instills an understanding that valuing diverse ideas, backgrounds and perspectives can strengthen the service we provide. Amtrak promotes a work environment that encourages employee input, teamwork and development, while endorsing the skills, experience and talent of all employees. Doing so is vital as it ensures all employees are given the opportunity to fully participate in the work effort using their unique sets of skills, experiences and perspectives. This ultimately translates to improved productivity, job satisfaction, safety and enhanced customer service.
When it comes down to business, Amtrak recognizes that our success depends greatly on the talent, skills and experience of our diverse employees, as well as the expertise of our diverse business partners and the loyalty of our diverse customers. Therefore, our aim is to ensure all facets of the company are woven together with the thread of inclusiveness. Business diversity plays an intricate role in ensuring that success. That's why Amtrak continuously finds ways to integrate business diversity into every aspect of our business and workforce culture. The idea is to no longer separate diversity as an independent notion, but to live and breathe it as an intricate part of Amtrak's core business philosophy.
There are many components that may define business diversity, but we believe there is ultimately one main goal: to promote a fair, positive, equitable and inclusive environment, free from discrimination and harassment, with individual commitment to ensure our customers, our suppliers and our workforce reflect the diverse fabric of America.
To realize our commitment, there are several key areas of focus: