Sustainability

Sustainability

Lifting Sustainability

SHAPING THE FUTURE. LIVING RESPONSIBILITY. 

Embracing sustainability is the responsibility for tomorrow – as a responsible employer, PALFINGER produces sustainable products in an eco-efficient manner and stands for fair business. PALFINGER has been paying attention to the topic of sustainability in a structured way for 15 years. It is viewed as an interdisciplinary matter and is incorporated in all areas of the company. Furthermore, PALFINGER supports the UN Global Compact and the Sustainable Development Goals.

Sustainable thinking and acting significantly contribute to our economic success. This is why we take social, ecological and economic responsibility – along the entire value chain.
CEO 
Andreas klauser

Sustainability management

Sustainability process Sustainability process

Sustainability process

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Sustainable Development Goals Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Development Goals

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Engagement Commitment

Commitment

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Sustainability fields

Responsible Employer
Eco-efficiency in Production
Sustainable Products
Fair business
Sustainability field

Responsible Employer

Employees are a material factor of PALFINGER‘s success. Therefore, their motivation, qualifications and, first and foremost, their health and safety are given high priority. The objective for PALFINGER is to have a corporate culture characterized by respect in dealing with diversity and differences. PALFINGER’s actions are influenced by the values: Entrepreneurship – Respect – Learning.
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Eco-efficiency in Production

Energy efficiency and climate protection are relevant throughout the entire production process. PALFINGER is aware of its environmental responsibilities and due to self-interest has committed itself to the goal of continuously managing resources economically and efficiently.
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Sustainable Products

Minimizing energy consumption, cost and emissions throughout the entire product life cycle is just as important as maximizing safety in product use. Research, development and innovation contribute to the sustainable business model of PALFINGER.
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Fair Business

Cost effectiveness means for PALFINGER to generate profit and achieve sustainable profitable growth. Topics such as the Code of Conduct, corruption prevention, the integrity line and fair taxation are in focus. The integrity of PALFINGER is based on the commitment to comply with legal and ethical standards.
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Sustainability stories

Current

Palfinger shows responsibility 

Blog
21. Mar 2019
Current status on employee goals

In the employee area we have set goals for lost hours, turnover, share of women and nationalities. In 2018 we achieved the last two. The current status on the goals as well as measures can be read in a blog article.

Story
20. Mar 2019
Annual General Meeting as green meeting

For the second time, the Annual General Meeting took place in the PALFINGER World as a green meeting. The green and sustainable conditions include travel, accommodation, venue, catering and gift.

Blog
05. Mar 2019
Current status on environmental goals

In the environmental area we have set goals for energy, hazardous waste, CO2 emissions and renewable electricity. In 2018 we achieved the first two well. The current status on the goals as well as measures can be read in a blog article.

HISTORY

As a grown family business, PALFINGER has the understanding to take responsibility for its activities – in the economic, ecological and social area. In 2004, this understanding was first published in a sustainability report. In the following years, the four sustainability fields of PALFINGER continued to gain importance. PALFINGER assumes responsibility and has been actively committed to sustainability for 15 years. Social and ecological responsibility is seen as an essential success factor for the future.

2004

PALFINGER sees great potential in sustainability and publishes the first sustainability report.

2005

The first materiality analysis serves as a guide to meet the needs of stakeholders. PALFINGER becomes a member of the Vönix and offers its customers biodegradable hydraulic oil for the first time.

2006

PALFINGERS wins the first of many Austrian Sustainability Reporting Awards (ASRA).

2007

The first published sustainability programme documents the efforts of PALFINGER.

2008

The values Entrepreneurship, Respect and Learning are now guiding PALFINGER’s employees.

2009

The Integrity Line is introduced as a reporting system for every stakeholder.

2010

The Code of Conduct is mandatory for employees, suppliers, dealers and partners.

2011

The first e-product comes onto the market with the electric tail lift.

2012

PALFINGER integrates social and ecological criteria in the supplier evaluation.

 

2013

PALFINGER publishes the first Integrated Annual Report in Austria and combines financial and non-financial content.

2014

The topic of diversity is taken into account with the PALversity project. The first environmental targets are set for energy and hazardous waste. PALFINGER is awarded as a Green Brand Austria for the first time.

2015

A global group policy on environmental protection is in place.

2016

PALFINGER deals with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

2017

In addition to the employee targets for turnover and industrial accidents, diversity goals and a long-term CO2 target have now been defined.  

2018

In an exemplary manner, PALFINGER implements the Austrian Sustainability and Diversity Improvement Act, which is in force since January 1st 2018. The first photovoltaic systems are installed.

PUBLICATIONS

Since 2013, PALFINGER reports on its material economic, environmental and social aspects in an Integrated Annual Report. It is written according to the international reporting standard of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI Standards: “Core”). PALFINGER is committed to the 10 principles of the United Nations Global Compact and prepares an annual progress report. In addition, the sustainability programme is included in the Integrated Annual Report.

Integrated annual report 2018

How it all begins.

Sustainability programme 2018

Measures in four fields 
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Progress report 2018

UN Global Compact
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GRI Index 2018

GRI Standard: Core
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sustainability contact

Daniela Werdecker-Davies

Head of Sustainability Management
PALFINGER AG
Lamprechtshausener Bundesstraße 8 | 5101 Bergheim | Austria
T +43 (0) 662 2281 81105
F +43 (0) 662 2281 81070