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Environmental responsibility

We strive to make a big impact in the world without making a big impact on the environment. As an industry leader committed to environmental stewardship, we’re working hard to leave our planet in better shape than we found it.


reduction in GHG intensity since 2014


non-hazardous waste diverted from landfill to direct reuse, beneficial reuse, composting or waste to energy

pounds of waste avoided through reusable packaging

Expanding our recycling efforts

Following years of commitment and hard work, two Oshkosh Defense manufacturing facilities achieved Silver level TRUE Zero Waste Certification. Team members worked together to conduct waste sorting events and found new recycling outlets for each facility to expand recycling efforts to include vehicle components such as mudflaps and windshields. This ultimately resulted in more than 90 percent of waste from these two facilities diverted from landfills. An additional program, "Bags to Benches," converts plastic shrink wrap and polyethelyne plastic foam from our manufacturing operations into benches, which are now utilized throughout our facilities. 

Renting to reduce waste

Using more than 800,000 returnable containers annually has helped us save 761,905  pounds of cardboard waste, 12,170,973 pounds of wood waste and 408,597 pounds of shrink wrap since the rental program's inception in 2013. The program is used by more than 150 suppliers working with JLG, Pierce, McNielus and Oshkosh Defense, resulting in a net savings of nearly $4 million per year. The program also reduces CO2 and greenhouse gas emissions as the newly stackable freight system minimizes the number of trucks needed to complete shipments.

Reducing water use

While water scarcity does not materially impact Oshkosh Corporation’s business, we remain committed to responsible water use in consideration of the communities in which we operate and distribute our products.


Our sustainability and safety goals

Putting people first means thinking planet and safety first. We’re taking concrete steps to manage our environmental impact over the next decade while prioritizing safety.


improvement in Truckload Utilization by 2022

of waste diverted from landfills by 2024

reduction in normalized energy consumption by 2024 (2014 baseline year)

decrease in Recordable Incident Rate (RIR) from FY19 rate of 2.68

decrease in Lost Time Incident Rate (LTIR) from FY19 rate of 0.48