3. People at Festo 3. People at Festo Photo: © OISHII Ernährungscoaching GbR Healthier working at the Rohrbach site How high is the ergonomic strain at workplaces in production and logistics? How can the employees there be supported on an ergonomic basis? To answer these questions, the so-called EAWS system was put into action at the CSC Rohrbach logistics centre in 2021. The software calculates the workplace’s ergonomic strain and displays the results using the traffic-light principle: for example, red means that employees at a workplace have to move heavy weights at a very high frequency. This lead to a new crane system with a telescopic arm and a vacuum suction cup was installed to support the employee during handling. The EAWS post-assessment then changes to green. The method with the EAWS tool also includes pulling and pushing, stress on the upper limbs, awkward postures, etc. and not just one type of stress. Medical training is not required, as the system independently evaluates the stress on the areas of the body. By the beginning of October, all commercial workplaces in Rohrbach were examined, a map with the traffic-light system was created and measures were developed. At the end of 2021, jobs in production and at the Wiebelskirchen plant were also assessed. A corresponding investigation at the Hassel plant is planned until June 2022. 3.7 Holistic health promotion Corporate health promotion (CHP) at our German locations can look back on a successful year in 2021. With our numerous online health offers, we have also been able to encourage many international colleagues to adopt a health-conscious lifestyle. More than 2,500 colleagues took part in our measures on exercise, ergonomics, stress management, resilience, relaxation, sleep and nutrition in 2021. Online nutrition workshops There was especially a high demand for the online nutrition workshops, in which scientifically well-founded knowledge was conveyed and everyone then cooked together. Five free online nutrition workshops were held throughout the year. Virtual health centre Our virtual health centre was launched in February 2021. In addition to a live online course, the platform provides an extensive media centre with almost 100 resources on the topic of health. World Diabetes Day action week World Diabetes Day is on 14 November. Due to the widespread concern in Germany, we took advantage of this day to make our employees aware of this issue as part of an internal action week. We broadened the existing programme with the following offers: various events such as online talks on the topic of diabetes, individual online nutrition consultations, online nutrition workshops, preventive medical check-ups by the company doctors, stress analyses, online exercise units as well as a motto week in the canteens with one diabetes dish per day. Before After 36 37 Festo SE & Co. KG Sustainability Report 2021 Festo SE & Co. KG Sustainability Report 2021