6. Resource and material efficiency 6. Resource and material efficiency 6.5 Ecological life cycle of our products The main impact category of our products is the so-called Product Carbon Footprint (PCF). As part of a project, we tested different software solutions that enable us to generate PCFs for our wide range of products. The selection process was able to be completed in 2021 and integration into our processes is planned for 2022. For the first time, we have also started to account for the carbon emissions of purchased production materials. The results of this first rough analysis should provide us with starting points as to which materials have the highest CO2 savings potential. With the help of this PCF software, we will be able to provide our customers with the information they want on a much larger scale. At the same time, the software can show us the improvements that will be achieved, for example, by our consistently continued lightweight-construction activities in 2021. The focus of our lightweight construction measures in 2021 was on building up internal expertise on the principles of lightweight construction. When using our products, instructions and descriptions provide advice on possible misuse, information on maintenance, cleaning, care and disposal. They help the user to avoid expensive and climate-damaging costs and at the same time extend the service life of the products.  GRI 417-1 Festo supports the so-called ‘culture of repair’ with instruction videos that clearly explain how, for example, spare parts kits can be changed independently. You can watch the videos on our channel at www.youtube.com/FestoService. 60 61 Festo SE & Co. KG Sustainability Report 2021 Festo SE & Co. KG Sustainability Report 2021