PALFINGER EMPLOYEES HELP SAVE LIVES

PALFINGER EMPLOYEES HELP SAVE LIVES

On June 13, 2017, the Salzburg Chamber of Commerce (WKS) recognized entrepreneurs for their commitment to fire and rescue services in three different categories. PALFINGER won third place in the “Exemption of Employees” category.

Fires, severe weather and hail, traffic accidents, acute illnesses, calls for help from the mountains or lakes of Salzburg. Rescue organizations immediately start a professional “aid chain”.

Volunteer helpers (from left to right): Rupert Eisl, Christian Perschl, Markus Schüller, Manfred Schnitzhofer, Jakob Neff, Bernhard Eicher, Gerolf Schlager, Robert Wallner

Well-trained, alert, and competent, they save lives. Often this is only possible through volunteer helpers. Many Salzburg businesses are always on the frontlines when it comes to helping and supporting rescue organizations. This dedication is recognized by the WKS “Volunteer Award”, which has been given every two years since 2009.

A special tribute is thus paid to Salzburg entrepreneurs for their dedication on behalf of the five organizations established under the Salzburg Rescue Act. Along with the Red Cross and the fire department, these include the mountain, water, and cave rescue services. Support is provided in different ways, and the Volunteer Award attempts to do justice to such support in three categories. Recognized are the personal commitment of an entrepreneur, the flexibility in business management when employees are called to service (exemption of employees). Support in the form of money or contributions in kind are recognized in the third category.

PALFINGER won the third place in the “Exemption of Employees” category. PALFINGER generously exempts volunteer workers of the Austrian Mountain Rescue Service ÖBRD Salzburg (and of other volunteer organizations) for volunteer rescue missions and also for basic and advanced training. ÖBRD Salzburg is furthermore supported in a sustainable manner through substantial financial donations.

Johannes Kücher, Workers Council, and Daniela Werdecker, Head of Sustainability Management, accepted the award. Foto: Neumayr/Leo 13.06.2017

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