Sustainability at PALFINGER

lifting sustainability

Worldwide, PALFINGER stands for the most innovative, reliable and cost-effective lifting solutions for use on commercial vehicles and in the maritime field. With market know-how, technological skills and the commitment of its staff, PALFINGER enables its customers all over the world to be more successful. Sustainable operations, which are an integral part of PALFINGER’s entrepreneurial responsibility, optimize the company’s products and processes and significantly contribute to its economic success.

As a grown family business, PALFINGER has been paying attention to issues such as sustainability for many years. Its first sustainability report was published for the years 2003/2004. But even before that time period, environmental management, social responsibility as an employer, and innovation for efficient products had contributed to PALFINGER’s advancement to a multinational group. PALFINGER views sustainability as an interdisciplinary matter that has been genuinely incorporated into the various areas of the company as a matter of course.

Shaping the future. Living responsibility.

Find out more about sustainability at PALFINGER:

Sustainability Management

The integration of sustainability into the strategy pursued by PALFINGER ensures group-wide professional sustainability management. At the same time, sustainability is an integral part of the management’s governance commitment.

Responsible Employer

PALFINGER’s employees are a material factor for the Group’s success. Therefore, their motivation, qualifications and, first and foremost, their health and safety are  given high priority. Another focus lies with the diversity-project “PALversity”.

Eco-efficiency in production

Energy efficiency and climate protection are relevant throughout the entire production process. PALFINGER is aware of its environmental responsibility and due to self-interest has committed to its goal to continuously economically and efficiently manage resources and minimize hazardous waste.

Sustainable products

Minimizing energy consumption, cost and emissions throughout the product life cycle are as important to PALFINGER as maximizing safety while using the products.

Fair business

Cost effectiveness is reflected in entrepreneurial thinking, the objective being to make a profit and achieve sustainable, profitable growth. In addition to traditional topics, priorities include the Code of Conduct, the prevention of corruption, Integrity Line and fair taxation.


You have questions or suggestions? You are welcome to contact the PALFINGER sustainability team.


Since the reporting year 2013, PALFINGER reports its significant economic, environmental and social aspects in an Integrated Annual Report. It is written according to the international Global Reporting Initiative (GRI-)G4. Moreover, PALFINGER commits to the 10 principles of the United Nations Global Compact. A progress report is prepared annually.