Oshkosh Corporation Details Progress With 2021 Sustainability Report
OSHKOSH, Wis.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), a leading innovator of mission-critical vehicles and essential equipment has released its ninth annual Sustainability Report, reinforcing the Company’s continued focus on innovation, commitment to sustainable business practices and building a better world.
Oshkosh Corporation’s sustainability strategy is guided by four core areas: empowering our people, developing innovative products, building communities and operating sustainably. Throughout 2021, the Company made positive strides in all areas, including being awarded the United States Postal Service contract for the Next Generation Delivery Vehicle (NGDV), replacing its fleet of delivery trucks with new electric or low-emission internal combustion engine vehicles. Additionally, the Company reinforced its commitment with the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion Coalition, dedicating time through their Racial Equity Fellowship program and progressed on crucial sustainability targets.
“At Oshkosh Corporation, we are committed to people and our planet. We continue to strive towards a more sustainable future by investing in our team members, our communities and advancing technologies,” said Kevin Tubbs, Oshkosh Corporation vice president, chief ethics, compliance and sustainability officer. “As we deliver zero-emission electrified products across our markets, give back to the communities where we live and work and continue our focus on improving sustainable operations, we remain steadfast in our commitment to innovating for a better world.”
Highlights from the Sustainability Report include:
- Reducing normalized greenhouse gas emissions by over 30% since 2014
- Donating $1.9 million to local communities through the Oshkosh Corporation Foundation
- Diverting 83% of waste from the landfill
- Being named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for the sixth consecutive year
In addition to being named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies, Oshkosh Corporation is listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, has repeatedly been named as one of Barron’s “100 Most Sustainable Companies”, and is considered one of FORTUNE’s World’s Most Admired Companies.
To learn more, and access the fiscal year 2021 Sustainability Report, please click here: https://www.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 15,000 team members worldwide, all united behind a common cause: to make a difference in people’s lives. Oshkosh products can be found in more than 150 countries under the brands of JLG®, Pierce®, Oshkosh® Defense, McNeilus®, IMT®, Jerr-Dan®, Frontline™, Oshkosh® Airport Products, London™ and Pratt Miller. For more information, visit oshkoshcorp.com.
®, ™ All brand names referred to in this news release are trademarks of Oshkosh Corporation or its subsidiary.
Forward Looking Statements
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