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.