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Ethics & values

Acting ethically involves a lot more than simply following the rules. We constantly strive to go beyond by living the Oshkosh Way and demonstrating the values we live by at every level of the organization. After all, doing the right thing is at the core of our purpose — making a difference in the lives of the team members, customers, shareholders and communities that count on us.


We put people first.

We do the right thing.

We persevere.

We are better together.

2024 Worlds Most Ethical by Ethisphere 9-time honoree award logo

For nine consecutive years, Oshkosh Corporation has been recognized as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere, and is one of 136 honorees spanning 20 countries and 44 industries.

We do the right thing. Every day. We live our core values and apply them to everything we do.

John Pfeifer, President and Chief Executive Officer

Oshkosh recognizes their critical role in influencing and driving positive change in the business community and societies around the world.”

Ethisphere Institute

Being named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies is a great honor and a tremendous source of pride across our company.”

Ignacio Cortina, Oshkosh Corporation Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

The Oshkosh Way: Our Code of Ethics and Conduct

At Oshkosh, we adhere to a set of collective values that reflect our commitment to doing business the right way. Conducting ourselves according to the Oshkosh Way means we put people first, we do the right thing, we persevere and we are better together both inside and outside our walls.


Download the Oshkosh Way

Supplier Code of Conduct

We consider our suppliers and business partners an extension of the Oshkosh Corporation family. As part of that family, we expect them to respect the values that guide our decision-making every day. We ask that each of our suppliers and business partners follow the tenets outlined in our Supplier Code of Conduct, which outlines our practices across areas such as regulatory compliance, accounting practices, work environment and more.


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Global Ethics and Compliance Program

Oshkosh Corporation established the Global Ethics & Compliance Program to provide team members with the resources needed to make ethical decisions and act with integrity. The mission of the program is to educate and engage team members while implementing compliance controls to support our People First culture. It reflects our commitment to conducting business in accordance with the highest ethical standards and in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The program is overseen by our Vice President and Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer who reports to our General Counsel as well as to the Audit Committee of the Oshkosh Board of Directors. The Global Ethics and Compliance Advisory committee, led by senior leaders from across the globe, also provides guidance and oversight.

Ethics question or concern?

The Oshkosh Ethics Helpline is a global, multilingual helpline to access resources, ask questions and file ethics and compliance reports anonymously. The line is managed by an independent third-party and available around the clock. We set up the helpline to solidify our corporate commitment to ethical behavior and encourage all our stakeholders to conduct business the right way.

Each report is evaluated by the Global Ethics & Compliance Team who assigns and oversees each investigation to ensure it is conducted by an independent party following a standard process. The Vice President, Chief Ethics, Compliance and Sustainability Officer is responsible for disclosing criminal offenses to the appropriate authorities and providing quarterly updates of all investigations to the Audit Committee of the Oshkosh Board of Directors. Questions about Oshkosh Corporation’s Global Ethics & Compliance program can be directed to Kevin Tubbs, Vice President, Chief Ethics, Compliance and Sustainability Officer, at or at 920.502.3043.