As an international, family-owned, and long-established company, the Festo Group enjoys an excellent reputation among its business partners and employees, places an emphasis on integrity, and has high standards when it comes to ethical and lawful conduct. We recognize that we have a responsibility to our business environment and society at large, as well as to our employees around the world.
Compliance is intended to protect against inappropriate and illegal behavior (prevention), and to systematically clarify, evaluate, and sanction such behavior (response). Festo has a zero-tolerance policy and sanctions all violations.
This protection encompasses our most valuable assets and our business activities, including our interactions with each other. This includes the traditional compliance areas of corruption, damage to assets, cartels/collusion, and organizational culture. Other areas relevant to compliance include tax law, export/customs, quality and the environment, privacy, and labor law. The relevant departments bear the responsibility for these other areas, including the respective risk management activities (e.g. the Corporate Tax department is responsible for compliance with tax law).
Festo wants to always be an attractive employer and reliable business partner. As part of being a learning company, we want to continuously improve our processes and our business activities. Reporting compliance violations helps us do just that.
We investigate all reported violations of applicable law, internal policies, and our codes of conduct, and initiate corrective measures and improvements.
If you think that our business conduct contradicts our codes of conduct or does not comply with applicable law, please get in touch with us using the contact details provided above. We appreciate your openness.
If you prefer, you can also submit a tip anonymously, however – such as by using an anonymous email address or anonymously and securely via our whistleblower portal. In this way, if we need to clarify any of the details, we can contact you directly with our questions via the anonymous email address or the whistleblower portal.
Our whistleblower system gives employees and external third parties worldwide the ability to report possible misconduct by individual employees of the Festo Group in various languages.