Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Palfinger doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 55

Palfinger has a DitchCarbon Score of 55, indicating a moderate level of sustainability in their operations. This score reflects the company’s carbon intensity, which is a measure of how much carbon they emit relative to their output. A higher score would suggest a lower carbon intensity and greater efforts towards reducing emissions and enhancing sustainability.

This was calculated based on 30+ company specific emissions data points, the higher the score, the better. Check out our methodology.

Industry emissions intensity

Very low




Very high

Palfinger is part of the industrial manufacturing sector, which has a carbon intensity ranking of low. Some industries are more damaging than others, this ranking gives you an indication of how carbon intensive the industry is which this company operates in.

Location emissions intensity

Very low




Very high

Palfinger operates in Austria, which has a very low carbon intensity rating, indicating a cleaner energy grid. This favorable environmental condition enhances Palfinger’s sustainability efforts by reducing the carbon footprint associated with their operations.

...this company is doing 13.71% better in emissions than the industry average.

Founded in 1932 and headquartered in the Colmar-Ribeauvillé region, PALFINGER operates within the industrial manufacturing sector as a leading global provider of crane and lifting solutions. The company has established a robust presence with approximately 11,700 employees, 34 locations, and a vast service network, offering innovative and efficient leverage solutions that embrace digitization. Celebrating its 90th anniversary in 2022, PALFINGER continues to expand its reach and enhance its offerings, with a focus on sustainability and digital transformation, underpinned by a strong performance on the Vienna stock exchange.

Good news, Palfinger has made solid SBTi commitments

Palfinger has pledged to set science-based targets through the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in line with climate science. This commitment means the company will develop a detailed plan to cut emissions across its operations and value chain to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement.

There’s always room for improvement,

DitchCarbon recommends...

Palfinger should undertake a thorough inventory of all Scope 1 emissions sources to identify and mitigate direct greenhouse gas emissions, potentially reducing their emissions by 15%.

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Our methodology

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