5. Environment, energy and construction Environmental protection, energy management and sustainable construction are closely linked with one another. Because besides treating the environment with care, the economic and efficient use of energy in the face of advancing climate change is a key task of the current era. The use of renewably generated electricity – whether through in-house generation using photovoltaic technology, wind and water power or by purchasing green electricity from a corresponding supplier – already has an enormous influence on the emissions of many companies’ CO2 balance sheets. At Festo, this is one of many examples of how cross-departmental climate management strategically counteracts the global increase in energy and resource consumption. After all, climate protection begins within your own four walls.  GRI 103-1 44 45 Festo SE & Co. KG Sustainability Report 2021 Festo SE & Co. KG Sustainability Report 2021