Networks and committee work Automation Didactic • 5G Alliance for Connected Industries and Automation (5G-ACIA) • Working group for Business and Human Rights of the German Engineering Federation (VDMA) • Stuttgart CSR network • Various employer associations • European industry umbrella organisation ORGALIM (indirectly via VDMA and ZVEI) • EuropElectro (representing the interests of European industry in China) • Fraunhofer Institute for Production Systems and Design Technology • ISO and IEC standardisation committees for automation technology • Industry 4.0 platform • Stiftung KlimaWirtschaft – German CEO alliance for climate and economy • SustaiNet – business network • VDMA Blue Competence sustainability initiative • German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association (ZVEI) • ADEA – Association for the Development of Education in Africa • German-African Business Association • CIRP – Collège International pour la Recherche en Productique – International Academy for Production Engineering • Didacta Association • Don Bosco Tech Africa • European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) • iMove • German Asia-Pacific Business Association • Eastern Europe Business Association of Germany • Industry 4.0 platform • UN organisations such as UNESCO, UNIDO, UNICEF, UNHCR • VDMA • WEF – Advanced Manufacturing and Production • Worlddidac • WorldSkills Africa • WorldSkills international 2. Festo footprint 2. Festo footprint Environmental and social standards for suppliers The commitment and monitoring of our suppliers for compliance with social and environmental standards is part of our corporate responsibility. At Festo, every supplier (100 per cent) is therefore evaluated and checked with regard to environmental and social criteria.  GRI 308-1, GRI 414-1 In 2021, the Code of Conduct for Business Partners (BP CoC for short) was rolled out globally. All suppliers must confirm compliance with our BP CoC with their signature. By signing this document, our suppliers undertake to demand compliance with these agreements from their suppliers as well. If the responses are not satisfactory, appropriate action is taken. Festo is careful not to accept any supplier with a risk.  GRI 308-1, GRI 414-1 Evaluation according to environmental criteria All our suppliers go through defined processes in which they are evaluated according to various criteria. A distinction is also made for technologies and production processes with higher or average environmental impacts. For suppliers with a higher environmental impact, certification according to ISO 14001 (or the Eco-Management and Audit Scheme – EMAS) is required. Alternatively, Festo will conduct an environmental audit at the supplier’s premises. Due to Covid-19, no environmental audits of suppliers could be carried out in 2021. For dealers (distributors), the certification of the actual manufacturer is used.  GRI 308-2 Evaluation according to social aspects Since the introduction of the sustainability audit in 2017, a total of 270 suppliers from 31 countries worldwide have been checked using social criteria. No negative effects were found.  GRI 414-1, GRI 414-2 The Festo Group is guided by the principles of the Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) to establish an ethical supply chain. Festo will not tolerate any infringement.  GRI 407-1, GRI 408-1, GRI 409-1 The existing supplier self-assessment was expanded in 2021 with regard to evaluation according to social aspects, resources and material efficiency and the use of conflict minerals.  GRI 308-2, GRI 414-1 Dealing with conflict minerals In order to support the sustainable use of conflict minerals, we disclose the smelters from which the raw materials for our products come within the framework of the Responsible Business Alliance. By filling out the Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (CMRT), we are helping to create the necessary transparency to continuously increase the proportion of certified smelters worldwide. Festo expects its business partners to comply with all applicable regulations regarding conflict minerals.  www.festo.com/compliance 2.3 Networks and committee work Partnerships and networks mean significant added value for mutual exchange and working across corporate boundaries. Our Automation and Didactic business divisions work both nationally and internationally as part of various committees and associations concretely on the issue of sustainability. An allocation is shown in the chart below.  GRI 102-12, GRI 102-13 20 21 Festo SE & Co. KG Sustainability Report 2021 Festo SE & Co. KG Sustainability Report 2021