Festo aims for CO2 neutrality by 2023

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Festo has announced that the company will massively reduce its carbon footprint over the next two years. “All of our production and logistics sites worldwide, including the German sales locations and the corporate headquarters in Esslingen, will be CO2-neutral from the beginning of 2023,” explained Festo CEO Dr Oliver Jung, Dipl.-Ing. at Festo’s International Press Conference in Esslingen.

Festo has aligned its Sustainability Strategy with the Strategic Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations. Scope 3 emissions will play an increasingly important role as emissions from purchasing and logistics are considered alongside the use of products by customers.

“We want to express how automation technology can balance the supply of the world’s population and protect natural resources via climate-neutral production at the same time,” explained Oliver. “Festo is striving to transform industrial production into an efficient and more climate-friendly way of manufacturing.”

He continued: “Innovations are the key to greater sustainability, and our customers increasingly perceive us as a partner in this process. Together, we can drive the transformation of the industry.” Festo has made great strides in important innovations, such as digital and intelligent pneumatics, automation platforms and concepts for saving energy in pneumatics.

Festo sees the next development for industrial production in the transition towards a consistent circular economy. This change holds enormous growth potential and, at the same time, preserves the natural foundations of life for future generations. “In nature, there is no waste and no wastage; we just have to learn to transfer these principles to our economic activity,” concluded Oliver.

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