6. Resource and material efficiency Earth Overshoot Day took place on 29 July 2021. It is the date on which humans have used up all the natural resources that our planet can regenerate and sustainably provide within one year. For industry, this means assuming holistic responsibility for its products. Even in the early stages of product development, the focus must be on material efficiency and resource conservation. This is because the course for a sustainable life cycle – from production to use and disposal of the products – is already set here. At Festo, we also understand holistic product responsibility to include all other measures that ensure product quality and safety such as brand protection and the active combating of product piracy.  GRI 103-1 56 57 Festo SE & Co. KG Sustainability Report 2021 Festo SE & Co. KG Sustainability Report 2021