Responsibility concerns us all
‘Responsible actions. Healthy growth. Across generations.’ We base our long-term corporate responsibility on the above motto. Because as a family company, we think sustainably and act with a sense of responsibility.
Our fields of activity
Wherever we do business, we want to contribute to sustainable development. In order to focus our actions, we have defined fields of activity where, related to the major social challenges, we can make our contribution.
Our six fields of activity reflect our commitment to education and knowledge plus technology and innovation and are aimed at reducing negative effects on mankind and the environment and making positive impacts. We want to constantly improve and be at the forefront in these six fields of activity.
In this respect, we have an influence on our own enterprise – described here with ‘Festo Footprint’. Above all, however, it applies to the effect on our customers. Because, with our innovative products, solutions, services as well as qualification, training and consulting, we have a tremendous leverage effect here.
Our view of sustainable development
The Festo Group orientates itself on the global mission statement of sustainable development. According to this mission statement, development is only sustainable if it meets the needs of today’s generation without putting those of future generations at risk.
Values and mission
As a family enterprise, we are particularly aware of this long-term responsibility. We are characterised by the fact that we think across generations. Our actions are determined by our values: we are ambitious, determined, visionary, we value each other and are dependable.
In accordance with our mission, we see ourselves ‘at the forefront of industrial automation’ and face up to the global challenges. Through Festo Didactic, we are a worldwide leader in industrial training and development. In everything we do, we bear in mind the need to reconcile the interests of the environment, society and the economy.
Corporate Responsibility (CR) and Corporate Educational Responsibility (CER)
We refer to our contribution to sustainable development as corporate responsibility (CR). We are guided by the expectations that are placed on us, above all, by our customers, employees and shareholders. We identify the key challenges for industrial automation and define corresponding fields of activity with clear targets.
We call the contribution that we make in the field of education and knowledge corporate educational responsibility (CER). Everywhere in the world, education is the basis for a desirable future. That is why Festo consistently invests in the sustainability of education systems.
Our motto in detail
‘Responsible actions’ expresses that we want to grow in a planned and responsible framework. This is supported by a value-oriented way of working together.
'Healthy growth’ means staying financially ‘healthy’ as an independent family enterprise, but also promoting and maintaining the health of our employees.
‘Across generations’ stands for enduring as a family enterprise across generations. We have our eye on our customers and the employees of the next generation.
Our Corporate Responsibility Report