Oshkosh Corporation Named World’s Most Ethical Company for 2nd Consecutive Year
Oshkosh Corporation is one of only 124 companies, and the only company in the “Trucks and Other Vehicles” category, named to this list from Ethisphere Institute.
OSHKOSH, Wis. (March 13, 2017) – Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK), a 100-year strong leading manufacturer of specialty vehicles and vehicle bodies, announced that it has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute, the global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical businesses, as a 2017 World’s Most Ethical Company®.
This is the second consecutive year that Oshkosh Corporation has been listed as a World’s Most Ethical Company and this milestone is further highlighted as Oshkosh Corporation celebrates its 100-Year Anniversary in 2017. Oshkosh is one of only 124 companies, representing 52 industry sectors in 19 countries on five continents named to this prestigious list. Oshkosh Corporation was the only company selected in the “Trucks and Other Vehicles” category, underscoring its commitment to leading ethical business standards and practices.
“We are honored to once again be named as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. This achievement is a direct result of our strong ethical culture in the Oshkosh Corporation family, and the commitment of our team members to always do the right thing,” said Wilson R. Jones, Oshkosh Corporation president and chief executive officer. “We are especially excited to celebrate this achievement in the midst of our 100-Year Anniversary.”
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 11th year of this prestigious annual award.
The World’s most Ethical Company assessment is based on the Ethisphere institute’s Ethics Quotient™ (EQ) framework developed over years of research and vetted and refined by the expert advice from Ethisphere’s World’s Most Ethical Company Methodology Advisory Panel. Scores are generated in five key categories, ethic and compliance (35%), corporate citizenship and responsibility (20%), culture of ethics (20%), governance (15%) and leadership, innovation and reputation (10%).
About Oshkosh Corporation
Oshkosh Corporation is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency, military and specialty vehicles and vehicle bodies. Oshkosh Corporation manufactures, distributes and services products under the brands of Oshkosh®, JLG®, Pierce®, McNeilus®, Jerr-Dan®, Frontline™, CON-E-CO®, London® and IMT®. Oshkosh products are valued worldwide by rental companies, concrete placement and refuse businesses, fire & emergency departments, municipal and airport services and defense forces, where high quality, superior performance, rugged reliability and long-term value are paramount. For more information, visit www.oshkoshcorporation.com.
®, ™ All brand names referred to in this news release are trademarks of Oshkosh Corporation or its subsidiary companies.
About Ethisphere Institute
The Ethisphere® Institute is the global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices that fuel corporate character, marketplace trust and business success. Ethisphere has deep expertise in measuring and defining core ethics standards using data-driven insights that help companies enhance corporate character. Ethisphere honors superior achievement through its World’s Most Ethical Companies® recognition program, provides a community of industry experts with the Business Ethics Leadership Alliance (BELA) and showcases trends and best practices in ethics with the publication of Ethisphere Magazine. More information about Ethisphere can be found at: http://ethisphere.com.
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