OSHKOSH, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK), a leading manufacturer of specialty vehicles and vehicle bodies, 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 Corporation reduced normalized energy use by 15%, and also reduced waste to landfill by 15% in Wisconsin. In addition, the Company 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.
“We are honored to be recognized as a Green Master and we will only continue to make Oshkosh a more sustainable company,” said Charles L. Szews, Oshkosh Corporation chief executive officer. “At Oshkosh Corporation, we are dedicated to our continuous improvement effort to produce products that safely and efficiently move people and materials at work, around the globe and around the clock.”
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 Corporation has been participating in the Green Masters Program since 2013, having been recognized as a Green Professional for the past two years.
About Oshkosh Corporation
Oshkosh Corporation is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of specialty access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency and military 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 in businesses 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.
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