The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have the goal of counteracting the most important problems of our time, promoting human well-being as well as protecting the environment. PALFINGER aims to contribute to sustainable development and this includes supporting and involving the SDGs in PALFINGER’s business activities. PALFINGER prioritizes five SDGs – these are considered in the strategic orientation of PALFINGER.
The viability of the business model is of great importance to PALFINGER and contributes to economic growth. Relevant trends, such as digitalization, are actively monitored. It is equally important to guarantee attractive employment on the basis of an internalized corporate culture and internalized corporate values. This includes legal and ethical standards as well as diversity aspects, training opportunities and voluntary social benefits for PALFINGER employees. Moreover, control by means of management systems like OHSAS 18001 promotes safe working conditions and is taken into consideration in the selection and regular assessment of suppliers.
PALFINGER is committed to keeping its business model up to date with current trends at all times and hence invests in research and development, which are also aimed at maintaining the Company’s viable position in the future. With the help of innovations, PALFINGER enhances its production processes as well as the safety of its products, for example by means of virtual reality applications. Another focus is on the efficient use of raw materials such as steel or aluminium.
PALFINGER views compliance with legal and ethical standards as its social responsibility. Exceeding regional standards also makes PALFINGER an attractive employer. PALFINGER acts in an ethically correct manner: Laws are obeyed, taxes are transparent and are paid correctly, and corruption is counteracted. Relevant issues here are the promotion of diversity and equal opportunity, for example in connection with talent management, as well as fair working conditions, modern workplaces and fair remuneration.
PALFINGER assumes responsibility by using raw materials efficiently. The reduction of energy consumption as well as of hazardous waste is promoted along the entire value creation chain. With its safe, efficient, low-noise products that have a low consumption of operating materials, PALFINGER provides lifting solutions that correspond to the state of the art in research and the demand in the market. Product lifecycle approaches take into account application and production patterns ranging from the supplier to the end customer.
PALFINGER is committed to climate protection and strives to continuously optimize energy consumption and intra-company transports caused by production operations and during product use, thereby reducing costs and emissions. Examples are hybrid or electric solutions or the switch to electricity from renewable energy sources. Specific objectives and measures regarding energy consumption and CO2 emissions have been defined in order to contribute to this goal. In addition, to the extent that regional conditions allow, PALFINGER strives to achieve the highest possible efficiency in buildings as well as in production processes.