We cannot save the whole world. But we can make our contribution to overcoming today's and tomorrow's challenges with our automation solutions and suitable programmes in technical education. In all fields of technology and all key industries. We call this the ‘Blue World’ approach. We learn from nature and derive principles for people-friendly technology from it. To this end, we work closely with our customers, industrial partners and research institutions in all parts of the world. 11. Report profile In this sustainability report, the Festo Group informs its stakeholders about the 2020+ sustainability strategy and the sustainability activities that happened in 2021. In the reference figures, earlier comparison years are shown. The requirements of the German CSR Directive Implementation Act do not impose any obligation for sustainability reporting. Rather, Festo does so because it is committed to the topic of sustainability. GRI standards and UN Sustainable Development Goals The Festo 2021 sustainability report was compiled in accordance with the international standard for sustainability reporting by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) in the ‘Core’ option.  GRI 102-49, GRI 102-54 We have supplemented this data with further information on strategically relevant and current topics, also with regard to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  See page 12 for more details.  GRI 102-46 Reporting period and editorial deadline The document is available in German and English and mainly relates to the period from 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2021. All forward-looking statements in this report are based on general assumptions at the time of going to press. The editorial deadline for this report was 31 March 2022.  GRI 102-50, GRI 102-51 The sustainability report of Festo SE & Co.KG will be published annually. The last report was published in September 2021 as a print version and interactive PDF and covered the 2020 financial year.  GRI 102-52 External and internal audit By using the GRI standard, we want to ensure transparency of information and comparability for the public. There was no external audit of GRI compliance.  GRI 102-56 Our environmental management system according to ISO 14001 and our quality management system according to ISO 9001 are regularly reviewed by external auditors. Contact persons and project participants Numerous employees of the Festo Group worked on the Festo 2021 sustainability report. We will be happy to answer your questions and, if necessary, forward them to the relevant specialist departments.  GRI 102-53  corporate.responsibility@festo.com Editorial management and content concept: Rainer Seifert, Neeta Wellhäußer, Corporate Responsibility (CC-R), Festo SE & Co. KG Project management: Vincent Faix, Corporate Communication, Technology (CC-T), Festo SE & Co. KG Graphics and design: Claudia Enderle, Corporate Media Design (CC-DM), Festo SE & Co. KG Editorial support and text: Petra Gompper, Maren Karlin, Corporate Communication, Technology (CC-T), Festo SE & Co. KG Franziska Hentschel, Global Market Communication (BD-EK), Festo Didactic SE Production and image editing: Ralf Böhlhoff, Philipp Freudigmann, Corporate Media Design (CC-DM), Festo SE & Co. KG Copyright 2022 Festo SE & Co. KG and Festo Didactic SE. All rights reserved. All images, graphics and texts are subject to copyright and other laws for the protection of intellectual property. Duplication, modification or use in other printed or electronic publications is only permitted with the express consent of Festo SE & Co. KG or Festo Didactic SE. 94 Festo SE & Co. KG Sustainability Report 2021