As an international, family-owned and long-established company, the Festo Group enjoys an excellent reputation amongst its business partners and employees, places great value on integrity and has high standards when it comes to ethical and lawful conduct. We recognise that we have a responsibility towards our business environment and society, as well as our employees worldwide.
Compliance should protect against inappropriate and illegal behaviour (prevention) and consequently clarify, evaluate and sanction such behaviour (reaction). All violations receive an appropriate sanction (zero tolerance).
The protection covers our most valuable assets and our business activities, including how we treat each other. This includes the classic compliance areas of corruption, damage to assets, cartels/collusion and organisational culture. Other compliance-relevant areas include, for example, tax law, export/duty, quality and environment, data protection and employment law. The relevant departments bear the responsibility for these other areas, including the respective risk management (e.g. corporate tax for tax compliance).
That is why Festo has implemented a Compliance Management System (CMS) that includes all the necessary principles, processes and measures to ensure compliance with the specifications and laws in the classic compliance areas mentioned above. The Festo CMS was audited by external auditors in accordance with German standard IDW PS 980 and confirmed to be appropriate and effective.
Festo wants to be an attractive employer and reliable business partner. As part of being a learning company, we want to continuously improve our processes and our conduct. Your information helps us to do that.
Compliance reports regarding the violation of laws, internal regulations and the Codes of Conduct are reviewed and corrections or improvements are implemented.
If you have the impression that our business conduct might contradict our Codes of Conduct or might not comply with the applicable law, please get in touch using the contact details above. We appreciate your openness.
However, if you prefer, you can submit an anonymous report, for example by using an anonymous email address or via our anonymous and secure whistle-blower portal. If we need to clarify any of the details, we can contact you directly or anonymously with our questions via the email address or the whistle-blower portal.
Our whistle-blower system enables employees and external third parties around the world to report potential misconduct of individual employees of the Festo Group in various languages.