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About Oshkosh Corporation

Oshkosh Corporation is a leading manufacturer and marketer of access equipment, specialty vehicles and truck bodies for a wide array of important markets including construction, defense, concrete placement, refuse hauling and fire & emergency.

To serve and delight our customers, Oshkosh executes a primary strategy called MOVE, which incorporates four components:

  • M - Market recovery and growth,
  • O - Optimize cost and capital structure,
  • V - Value innovation, and
  • E - Emerging market expansion.

MOVE helps guide every area of our business and helps create superior return for shareholders and customers. In short, we are mission driven. We, “partner with customers to deliver superior solutions that safely and efficiently move people and materials at work, around the globe and around the clock.” Oshkosh has operations spanning across the United States, Canada, Central America, South America, Europe and Asia. This global presence allows Oshkosh Corporation to sell product in 130 countries worldwide.

Founded in 1917, Oshkosh Corporation has a history of excellence and innovation. The company employs more than 12,000 people around the world.

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Oshkosh Corporation Named to World’s Most Ethical List by Ethisphere

Oshkosh Corporation was recently named to the 2016 World’s Most Ethical Company® list by the Ethisphere Institute, the global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical businesses. Oshkosh is one of only 130 companies, representing 54 industry sectors in 21 countries on five continents named to this prestigious list. Oshkosh Corporation was the only company selected in the “Trucks and Other Vehicles” category.

The World’s Most Ethical Companies designation recognizes companies that have had a material impact on the way business is conducted by fostering a culture of ethics and transparency at every level of the organization.  This marks the tenth year of this prestigious annual award.

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Ethics & Compliance at Oshkosh Corporation

Oshkosh Corporation is a global company. We operate in many countries and interact with cultures where laws and principles of business vary. While we celebrate cultural diversity and recognize that laws may differ, our ethical standards do not change. Oshkosh Corporation has followed an ethical course through its long and successful history, and all of us help steer true to that course. We promote a culture to “Do the Right Thing” – The Oshkosh Way.

Oshkosh Corporation is committed to conducting business the right way, The Oshkosh Way, to delight our customers. Every level of the organization takes part in fostering an ethical culture. Our Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, together with the Vice President and Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer, oversee Oshkosh’s Global Ethics & Compliance program. Both report to the Board of Directors’ Audit Committee with respect to all matters relating to ethics and compliance.


The mission of the Global Ethics & Compliance Program is to create a framework of compliance controls and trained personnel throughout Oshkosh Corporation to facilitate a culture committed to conducting business with integrity, in accordance with the highest ethical standards and in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

Our mission is guided by Oshkosh Corporation's Core Values: Honesty, Accountability, Integrity, Respect, and Citizenship. The guidelines, laws, regulations, policies and procedures that govern our conduct as employees and contractors of Oshkosh Corporation are embodied in The Oshkosh Way, our Corporate Code of Ethics & Standards of Conduct.

To make it easy for our employees to access resources and ask questions about ethics and compliance situations, we maintain an Oshkosh hotline, called The Code Connection. This multilingual, global hotline is managed by an independent third-party provider and is available around the clock. Around the world, employees have the option to report anonymously. We believe that making it easy for people to ask questions about potential conflicts will help resolve difficult situations and solidify corporate commitment to ethical behavior.

Please see an article written by Oshkosh Corporation CEO, Charles L. Szews, which was published by National Defense Magazine, discussing the role that trust plays in corporate culture.

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Oshkosh Corporation Named To The 2016 STEM Jobs Approved Employer Top 10 List

Oshkosh Corporation has been designated a 2016 STEM JobsSM Approved Employer by Victory Media, the leader in connecting young professionals with education and career opportunities, and creator of STEM JobsSM media and resources for students interested in science, technology, engineering and math. Oshkosh Corporation is ranked number nine on the list of 139 companies which received the award, as well as number one in the Defense Industry.

The 2016 STEM JobsSM Approved Employers survey rates companies on their ability and responsiveness to hiring and developing STEM-skilled job candidates, creating STEM career paths, and in connecting with higher education institutions that offer STEM programs. The Top 5 Industry Awards, introduced in the fall of 2015, recognize organizations providing the best job opportunities in the STEM fields profiled in STEM JobsSM magazine.

Companies participating in the survey were scored on publicly available data and responses to proprietary questions around four key indicators that demonstrate the extent to which a company works to: 1) Provide opportunities for employees to explore STEM careers; 2) Promote partnerships with colleges that foster STEM literacy and that connect classrooms to careers; 3) Actively engage in efforts promoting the importance of pursuing STEM literacy and how that connects to the positions for which they hire; and 4) Promote STEM programs and career paths that actively attract and engage under-represented student populations.

“We are honored to be named as one of the 2016 STEM Jobs SM Approved Employers. This award highlights Oshkosh’s commitment to promoting STEM to young people. Oshkosh is dedicated to providing opportunities for young people to be exposed to STEM to help position them for their future careers,” said Wilson Jones, Oshkosh Corporation president and chief executive officer.

 “Our STEM JobsSM awards help employers, colleges, and K12 schools better understand the kinds of efforts that are critical to promoting highly effective, efficient STEM programs, plus how well their programs are helping students understand the value of STEM and the immense career opportunities that exist,” said Glen Zollman, Vice President of STEM Jobs. “We’re pleased to showcase organizations like Oshkosh Corporation that are leading the way in providing long-term STEM careers.”

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New North

Oshkosh Corporation Wins 2015 New North Workplace Excellence Award from New North and Right Management

Oshkosh Corporation was the 2015 winner of the prestigious New North Workplace Excellence Award. Oshkosh was selected from among all companies based in the Fox Valley region and the 18 surrounding counties in Wisconsin. This award recognizes companies which establish people practices that lead to improved competitive advantage and achievement of successful business outcomes.

Oshkosh Corporation President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Wilson Jones accepted the award on behalf of all Oshkosh employees from Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. Oshkosh won based on the success of its cultural transformation, continuous improvement initiatives and employee engagement generated through the Oshkosh Operating System and the Oshkosh Excellence Awards (OEA) competition.  The OEA competition recognizes employees for their contributions and to share best continuous improvement practices across the corporation.  Employees can submit their projects for judging in four different categories, and have a chance to win Oshkosh donations to charities of their choice.

Based in Green Bay, Wisconsin New North, Inc., is an economic development organization that covers the 18 Northeast counties of Wisconsin. This mission of New North is to promote the region’s resources and talent for the purpose of growing the economy. This is the seventh year of this prestigious annual award.

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Oshkosh Corporation Achieves 2015 Green Masters Award for Recognition of Leading Sustainable Business Practices

Oshkosh Corporation has received the Green Masters designation from the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council. Oshkosh joins an exclusive group of leading Wisconsin companies being honored for significant and ongoing sustainability practices.

Over the past year, Oshkosh reduced normalized energy use by 15%, and also reduced waste to landfill by 15% in Wisconsin.  In addition, Oshkosh has implemented a new community outreach volunteer program that compensates employees for volunteer activities at non-profit organizations during the work week. These sustainable practices and initiatives are a few leading examples of what helped Oshkosh become a Green Master.

The Green Masters Program is a recognition and assessment program for Wisconsin businesses interested in improving and being recognized for their sustainability initiatives. The objective of the Green Masters Program is to provide Wisconsin companies with a benchmark for themselves, and the ability to compare their sustainability performance to other companies in their sector. The program consists of three tiers, with eligibility based on identifying actions in nine key sustainability areas: energy, carbon and other emissions, water, waste management, transportation, supply chain, community and educational outreach, workforce management, and governance.

Oshkosh has been participating in the Green Masters Program since 2013, having been recognized as a Green Professional for the past two years.

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Oshkosh Corporation Energy Policy

Oshkosh Corporation Energy Policy

Responsible use of energy is good for business and good for the environment. It helps Oshkosh Corporation improve our cost-effectiveness and productivity, enhance working conditions, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, contribute to sustainability and otherwise reduce waste associated with energy use. We have established a Corporate Energy Policy to help guide us in this effort. The policy states our commitment to use energy in a responsible manner and to practice energy efficiency in our facilities and equipment. Consistent with our Environmental Policy, it states that we will drive continuous improvement in our energy efficiency efforts through the Oshkosh Operating System, by setting Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and sharing best practices across the Company. The progress of these efforts are measured, reviewed and communicated on a regular basis. The Oshkosh Corporation Energy Policy can be found at http://oshkoshcorporation.com/about/corporategovernance~policiesguidelines.html.

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Oshkosh Corporation Environmental Protection Policy

Oshkosh Corporation Environmental Protection Policy

Oshkosh Corporation employees worldwide share responsibility for our enviornmental performance. We have established an Environmental Protection Policy to guide our businesses and associates in their actions that have or could have an impact on the environment. This policy makes our environmental values and commitments clear to all of our employees and the public at large. In addition to stating our commitment to strict compliance with applicable laws and regulations, it explains that we will reduce our waste and emissions through continuous improvement activities and the establishment of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), minimize any adverse environmental impact and conserve resources throughout our Company. The provisions contained in this policy are consistent with The Oshkosh Way, our Corporate code of ethics and standards. Our Environmental Protection Policy can be found at http://oshkoshcorporation.com/about/corporategovernance~policiesguidelines.html.

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Oshkosh Defense Named Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce 2015 Business Friend of the Environment

Oshkosh Defense Named Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce 2015 Business Friend of the Environment

Oshkosh Defense was the winner of the Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) 2015 Business Friend of the Environment Award for Sustainability. The Business Friend of the Environment Award highlights what Wisconsin companies are doing in the areas of sustainability, innovative technology and environmental stewardship. The goal of this awards program is to demonstrate to state policymakers, businesses and the public that sound environmental practices are good for Wisconsin and its business environment. Winners were selected by an independent panel of judges representing industry, the Department of Natural Resources, the University of Wisconsin and environmental groups.

Oshkosh Defense received this award in May, 2015 at WMC's annual Environmental Policy and Awards Conference. The award recognized the hard work and achievements of the Oshkosh Defense Energy Team. The team consists of a cross sectional group of departments within Oshkosh from Maintenance to Facilities and Environmental. In 6 short months, this team has completed energy cost saving projects which will result in annual savings of greater than $500,000.

Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) is a Wisconsin business advocacy organization that encompasses the state chamber of commerce, the state manufacturers’ association and the state safety council. Founded in 1911, WMC is Wisconsin’s leading business association dedicated to making Wisconsin the most competitive state in the nation.

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