• Corporate Responsibility

    Corporate Responsibility

    We refer to our contribution to sustainable development as Corporate Responsibility.

  • People at Festo

    People at Festo

    Our focus is on people. After all, a healthy, motivated and efficient workforce is a guarantee of success for us.

  • Ethics and governance

    Ethics and governance

    We are committed to acting fairly and in accordance with applicable laws and binding ethical and governance standards worldwide.

  • Environment, energy and construction

    Environment, energy and construction

    Environmental protection, energy management and sustainable construction are closely linked with one another at Festo.

  • Resource and material efficiency

    Resource and material efficiency

    The course for a sustainable life cycle is already set in the early phases of product development.

  • Climate protection and energy efficiency

    Climate protection and energy efficiency

    We at Festo support our customers’ energy efficiency measures on the way to achieving sustainable, CO2-neutral production.

  • Technical basic and further training

    Technical basic and further training

    Our commitment to technical training is an expression of our corporate educational responsibility (CER).

Corporate Responsibility

Our contribution to sustainable development 

We refer to our economic, ecological and societal contribution to sustainable development as Corporate Responsibility (CR). Our actions are aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) relevant to Festo.

Festo is the workmanship of many hands, over generations. Thanks to our financial independence as a family business, we can shape our own future. That is our mission. We involve all our stakeholders – customers, employees, suppliers and society – in the joint and sustainable creation of value. With our competence in automation and in technical training, we increase the productivity of our customers and thereby create scope for sustainable development with regard to the environment, business and society. That is our promise.

In our sustainability report, we document our global responsibility using examples from 2017 to 2019 and provide an outlook on the topics covered by our sustainability strategy adopted in 2020.

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Areas of action of our 2020+ sustainability strategy

The development of the areas for action of our current 2020+ sustainability strategy is based on the identification of the Sustainable Development Goals that are relevant for our company. In the autumn of 2015, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the 17 SDGs. They are at the heart of Agenda 2030 – a global action plan that aims to address current challenges such as extreme poverty, inequality and injustice and the protection of our planet, while making economic progress ecologically sustainable and consistent with social justice. We at Festo are committed to supporting the goals formulated therein as part of our own sustainability strategy.

Areas of action of our 2020+ sustainability strategy
The areas of action of our 2020+ sustainability strategy

In identifying the important SDGs and deriving areas of action, the results of the stakeholder analysis were supplemented by monitoring external changes in the areas of legislation, business and politics, technology, energy, environment and society. On this basis, we regularly review our strategic orientation as well as our sustainability goals and measures.

Topics relevant to Festo

Currently, the greatest opportunities for Festo to make an impact have been identified in the implementation of the following SDGs:

  • Good health and well-being (SDG 3)
  • Quality education (SDG 4)
  • Clean water and sanitation (SDG 6)
  • Decent work and economic growth (SDG 8)
  • Industry, innovation and infrastructure (SDG 9)
  • Responsible consumption and production (SDG 12)
  • Climate action (SDG 13)