The seal of approval for workplace health programs is awarded according to the strictest criteria. With PALfit, PALFINGER has been consistently focusing on sustainable and target group-oriented health promotion for years. Now the Austrian health insurance fund has awarded the seal of approval to all PALFINGER sites in Austria.
Fit at Work - Healthy in Life is the tagline of PALfit, PALFINGER's workplace health promotion program. For more than 15 years, PALfit has been contributing to the physical and mental well-being of its employees with a wide range of target group-oriented and needs-based health promotion offers. On June 9, PALfit was awarded the "Seal of Approval for Workplace Health Promotion" by the Austrian health insurance fund for all PALFINGER sites in Austria.
The seal of approval is the highest award in Austria for sustainable investment in the health of employees. Only companies that focus on holistic measures are accepted as partners in this program. The aim is to bring about a long-term and lasting change in working conditions in terms of health promotion. 2|2
"The well-being of our employees is something that is extremely important to us," says PALFINGER CEO Andreas Klauser, adding: "That is why the working environment should be designed in such a way that our employees remain healthy and 'PALfit' despite the high expectations and challenges they face in their daily work."
Target group-oriented offers
The PALfit health management team has developed a wide-ranging program that extends from voluntary health checks and exercise classes to physiotherapy. Ongoing training in mindfulness, self-management and stress management is also offered. The program promotes and supports sports, whether in the fitness center, at competitions or with shared company-wide campaigns. Because PALfit pursues a holistic approach, the measures include a basket of fresh fruit every day and healthy lunch options, as well as health guides and the PALfit Bike scheme that offers employees the best terms to obtain a bicycle or e-bike for their commute to work.
"Healthy and motivated employees are the prerequisite for a successful company. For years, PALFINGER has taken a consistent approach to promoting employee health in line with PALfit's tagline Fit at Work -
PALFINGER is an international technology and mechanical engineering company and the world's leading producer and provider of innovative crane and lifting solutions. With around 12,000 employees, 34 locations and a worldwide sales and service network of around 5,000 service points, PALFINGER creates added value from the challenges of its customers. PALFINGER is consistently continuing on its course as a provider of innovative, complete solutions that deliver increased efficiency and better operability, while leveraging the potential of digitization along the entire production and value chain.
PALFINGER AG has been listed on the Vienna stock exchange since 1999, and in 2021 achieved record revenue of EUR 1.84 billion. In 2022, PALFINGER celebrates its 90th anniversary under the tagline “Celebrating the future since 1932”.
Katja Pötsch | Head of Public Relations & Executive Communication | PALFINGER AG
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