3. People at Festo 3.6 Safety at work For Festo, safety, especially health and safety at work, is an elementary part of its corporate philosophy. The maintenance and implementation of the technical safety requirements serve to protect our employees and the company’s values. In Germany, the Occupational Safety department supports and advises all areas in establishing a safety-conscious occupational safety culture. Internationally, occupational health and safety management in the regions is managed independently at the respective locations. In the plants, local experts are thus responsible for all operational processes. On the part of the central Security department at the headquarters, control and networking is carried out. Thanks to the Festo network for occupational safety, the specialists are in continuous exchange and make use of the given synergies. The global safety standards are anchored in the integrated management system and written down in an international manual. They are continually and proactively being revised and are based on internationally applicable standards, regulations and Festo’s requirements. In addition to the legal requirements, results from audits carried out and influences from the Festo network also ensure that everything is up to date. The aim is to continuously reduce the risk of accidents and health impairments. In this context, Festo has already implemented the ISO 45001 occupational health and safety management system at its Budapest, São Paolo and Shanghai locations. This process is to be continued. In addition, numerous events and campaigns were initiated with a view to improving occupational safety. Accident frequency rate worldwide The accident frequency rate is calculated using the number of occupational accidents per million hours worked. The scope of calculation for the accident frequency rate worldwide in 2021 includes accidents in our global production (excluding indirect areas). All accidents are documented and analysed. However, the vast majority of accidents have a minor impact. The accident frequency rate worldwide in 2021 was 11.15 accidents per million hours worked. Continuous raising of awareness for the topic of industrial safety is being widely worked on.  GRI 403-9 Days of absence due to accidents in Germany The number of days of absence due to accidents at Festo’s German locations in 2021 was 1,081 days, which is lower than in the previous year.  GRI 403-9 Accident statistics in Germany take into account accidents at work that result in at least one day of absence. At present, gender- specific differences are not being reported on and so they are not taken into account in the evaluation of occupational safety. This is also not planned for the future.  GRI 403-9 Industrial safety during the pandemic: vaccination campaign Covid-19 also had a firm hold on us in 2021. But the development of vaccines gave everyone some hope. Festo also supported by administering vaccines and had already set up its first vaccination centres in mid May – just as the company doctors were integrated into the German vaccination strategy. At the beginning of June, the first colleagues in the Festo vaccination centres in Scharnhausen, Berkheim and Rohrbach were able to receive their coronavirus vaccination. The vaccination team was also available for the second vaccination, as well as for the booster vaccination from December onwards. Alongside the company doctors and their assistants, the vaccination centres were supported by colleagues from industrial safety and by our company paramedics. Festo company doctors administered a total of 4,141 vaccinations. In addition to the vaccination campaign, the coronavirus pandemic was countered with a number of other measures, for example, a multitude of risk assessments and the resulting hygiene concepts, or even the issuing of Covid-19 self tests for every employee to use in the office on a voluntary basis. In addition, the nationwide introduction of 3G rules (fully vaccinated, recovered or tested negative) at all German locations was implemented immediately. Consistently keeping track of internal contacts in case of infections as well as the internal extension of quarantine regulations beyond the legal requirements were important components of the measures. 3. People at Festo 34 35 Festo SE & Co. KG Sustainability Report 2021 Festo SE & Co. KG Sustainability Report 2021