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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2021 report

Innovating for a better world

Every day, we’re developing new technologies that advance our products, move industries forward and help everyday heroes build a better world. As a key part of this effort, we focus our innovations on reducing the environmental footprint of our products while improving their safety, quality, efficiency and longevity.

In 2021, we made important progress in our four key sustainability focus areas: empowering people, developing innovative products, building communities and operating sustainably.

 

2021 by the numbers

48.3%

full-time, non-production hires considered diverse
27,000

electric, emission-free or hybrid units sold
$44K+

distributed to team members through the Oshkosh Cares Fund
700K+

reusable packaging containers used, reducing waste by 14M pounds
100%

of team members trained on The Oshkosh Way, our code of conduct 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.

Empowering people

When we take care of our team members and put them first–by engaging and supporting them personally and professionally–we help them become their best selves at home and at work. We have 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

Developing innovative products

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

We do the right thing

At Oshkosh, we are committed to people and our planet. For the third consecutive year, Oshkosh Corporation has been named to the 2021 Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI), highlighting our commitment to sustainable business practices. 

For the fourth consecutive year, Oshkosh Corporation has been recognized as a Barron's Top 100 Most Sustainable Companies. We continue to strengthen our focus on delivering sustainability excellence and doing our part to build a more sustainable world.

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Tracking our sustainability efforts

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

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