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Sustainability at Oshkosh

Sustainability goes well beyond environmental responsibility. At Oshkosh Corporation, a century of experience has driven us to think about things more broadly. Here, sustainability is about more than just caring for our planet — it means creating a company, a culture and a world that will thrive far into the future.

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2023 report

Powering innovation.
Committed to sustainable growth.


At Oshkosh, we're committed to sustainable growth. Leveraging industry-leading technology and significant investments in electrification, we've made strides in creating zero-emission vehicles and advancing sustainable engineering solutions. Our focus on innovation reduces our environmental footprint and enhances the safety and wellbeing of those who rely on us. By powering innovation in our operations, product development and community engagement, we aim to foster a sustainable future while supporting everyday heroes around the world.


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Planned investment in electrification from 2022 to 2025

Contributed to local community causes through our resources, talent and time

Waste diverted from landfill

Of team members trained on The Oshkosh Way, our code of conducts and ethics

Our approach

Our goal is simple: improve every day. It’s not just a mission, it’s an obligation to our stakeholders, our planet and ourselves. Our ability to make a difference for customers, suppliers, investors, team members and communities is dependent on our commitment to understanding their perspectives and acting on the insights they provide. We work hard to foster an open dialogue with the people who count on us, gathering the information we need to position ourselves and our stakeholders for the next 100 years of progress.

People First culture

When we take care of our team members and continue to put them first – by engaging and supporting them personally and professionally – we help them become their best selves at home and at work. We've seen firsthand that a People First culture makes us a stronger organization and we continue to develop that culture every day.

Learn more about our commitment to people

Product innovation

We make products that move the world forward. But the equipment is just one part of the equation. We never stop innovating to deliver products that complement the skills and vision of those who use them, giving users the courage, confidence and power to make a difference in the world around them.

Learn about our innovations

Building communities

Oshkosh Corporation is an organization built to serve. Our purpose is to make a positive difference in the world. We are grateful to be a part of so many communities across the globe. And we are focused on helping our communities thrive. 

Learn about our philanthropic efforts


Operating sustainably

We do the right thing. That means reducing our environmental footprint at a time that demands sustainable leadership. It also means operating with the highest ethical standards at all times. Everything we do is guided by our core purpose, making a difference in people’s lives. Because, for us, this is more than just work.

Learn about our environmental efforts

Workplace safety

We prioritize the safety and health of our team members and the people that use our products. We’re working to consistently improve safety performance as we seek to achieve our goal of zero on-the-job injuries. We take a proactive approach to managing safety and all our locations follow our global Safety Management System (SMS). 

Safety and Health Mission Statement

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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

Our sustainability awards

Member of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices logo
MSCI AAA ESG Rating logo
ISS ESG Prime rating for Corporate ESG Performance logo
Sustainalytics Rated logo
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2024 Worlds Most Ethical by Ethisphere 9-time honoree award logo
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Tracking our efforts

We diligently measure our progress against our goals over time, regularly updating stakeholders across our communities and reporting our development in key areas.