Compliance: we take our responsibility seriously

Compliance

We take our responsibility seriously

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 ethically correct and lawful conduct. We recognise that we have a responsibility towards our business partners and our employees worldwide.

The benchmark for our conduct

Compliance with applicable laws, specifications, standards and guidelines is the basis for the way we do business.

In order to provide our employees and business partners with an insight into our understanding of the law and our own values, we’ve prepared a code of conduct that is a binding standard for the business conduct of all Festo employees.

Our Compliance Office supports the global implementation of the code of conduct and is the point of contact for all questions our customers and employees may have within this context.

Our compliance circle

Our compliance circle

Information

The Compliance Office regularly publishes information internally on any news about compliance-relevant topics.

Communication

The code of conduct applies to all companies in the Festo Group and is communicated via internal media.

Training

Specific training sessions held worldwide help employees to understand what business conduct is expected of them.

Advice

Employees around the world have the opportunity to seek advice from the Compliance Office at any time on the code of conduct.

Improvement

Queries from employees help us to constantly improve our internal processes.

Your comments are important to us

We want to live up to our own standards and continuously improve ourselves as a learning company. If you want to provide us with information concerning misconduct or any violation of our code of conduct, please contact our Compliance Office.

Alternatively, you can get in touch with us securely and anonymously via our whistleblower portal.

Your compliance report

Why submit a compliance report?

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.

What reports are helpful?

Compliance reports regarding the violation of laws and internal regulations are reviewed and corrections or improvements are implemented.

How does a compliance report work?

If you have the impression that our business conduct contradicts our code of conduct or does not comply with the applicable law, please get in touch with the appropriate contact person. We appreciate your openness. However, if you prefer, you can submit an anonymous report, for example by using an anonymous e-mail address or via our whistleblower portal. If we need to clarify any of the details, we can contact you directly with our questions via the anonymous e-mail address or the whistleblower portal.

Send your information directly to compliance@festo.com

Or securely and anonymously via our whistleblower portal*

  1. * This reporting method is not currently available in Germany and Austria.

Conflict minerals

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo and neighbouring countries, raw materials are mined and used to finance violent conflicts. These materials are known as ‘conflict minerals’. We therefore make every effort not to purchase any materials from the region of Congo.

However, as Festo is required to disclose the sources of its materials within the supply chain, we fulfil this obligation to the best of our ability by providing an up-to-date CMRT (Conflict Minerals Reporting Template). Please contact the Compliance Office if you have any questions about this: compliance@festo.com