Oshkosh Corporation Earns Top Score in Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2023-2024 Corporate Equality Index
OSHKOSH, Wis. (Dec. 5, 2023) – Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK), a leading innovator of purpose-built vehicles and equipment, recently received a score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s (HRCF) 2023-2024 Corporate Equality Index (CEI). The CEI is a national benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ workplace equality.
The CEI rates companies on detailed criteria falling under four central pillars: non-discrimination policies across business entities, equitable benefits for LGBTQ+ workers and their families, supporting an inclusive culture and corporate social responsibility. Oshkosh joins the ranks of 545 major U.S. businesses that also earned top marks for this year.
“At Oshkosh, we know that we are better together and people are the foundation of our business. That’s why we’re so focused on fostering a People First culture: a culture that empowers team members, inspires collaboration and prioritizes personal and professional development,” said Emma McTague, senior vice president and chief human resources officer. “Oshkosh nurtures an environment where every team member is valued and empowered to be their full self. That starts with creating an environment that's diverse, equitable and inclusive. By embracing the power of individuality and unique perspectives, we are building a more connected culture where our team members and innovation thrive.”
With support from the Enterprise DE&I Council, Oshkosh is creating a culture that celebrates individuality and honors all experiences and perspectives. It’s doing this through programs and partnerships that broaden awareness around diversity and inclusion including an educational curriculum with a special focus on minimizing unconscious bias, fostering partnerships with external organizations like Hiring our Heroes and the Society of Women Engineers and supporting seven Employee Business Resource Groups, so team members can engage with others who share similar interests to foster a culture of belonging.
Oshkosh is committed to a People First culture. Along with receiving a perfect score in the 2023-2024 CEI Index, Oshkosh Corporation has been named one of America’s Most Responsible Companies and One of the World’s Most Trustworthy Companies by Newsweek, one of FORTUNE’s World’s Most Admired Companies, recognized by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical companies and listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index.
To learn more about Oshkosh Corporation and how our team members are fulfilling our purpose of 'making a difference in people’s lives’, visit oshkoshcorp.com.
About Oshkosh Corporation
At Oshkosh (NYSE: OSK), we make innovative, mission-critical equipment to help everyday heroes advance communities around the world. Headquartered in Wisconsin, Oshkosh Corporation employs approximately 17,000 team members worldwide, all united behind a common purpose: to make a difference in people’s lives. Oshkosh products can be found in more than 150 countries under the brands of JLG®, Hinowa, Power Towers, Pierce®, MAXIMETAL, Oshkosh® Defense, McNeilus®, IMT®, Jerr-Dan®, Frontline™ Communications, Oshkosh® Airport Products, JBT AeroTech and Pratt Miller. For more information, visit www.oshkoshcorp.com.
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