Of course you know Festool by it's green logo and tools. But we are also an environmentally friendly company as evidenced by our alliance with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).
On September 19th, 2008, Festool Managing Director, Horst Geiger, donated a check in the amount of 748,520 euros to the WWF (the equivalent of $936,261.47 U.S. dollars). For years, Festool has supported responsible behavior towards the environment through its cooperation with WWF as well as other "green" activities including recycling and conservation of natural resources.
The values of the WWF are well aligned with the Festool’s philosophy, because Festool is very focused on quality and long term development. Festool products are characterized by their durability, robustness and ecological impact. Properties such as recyclability and environmental compatibility are an integral part of the design and manufacturing process. When buying new power tools, craftsmen can purchase high quality tools that are designed to last longer, and have excellent serviceability. Tools that are not only good for the environment but tools that have a high return on investment in the long run.
Craftsmen can even contribute to protecting the forest when they buy wood - wood that carries the FSC seal is guaranteed not to come from areas that have been over exploited but rather from areas that promote social and environmentally sustainable forestry. The WWF in Germany is sponsoring large international projects such as the protection of the rain forests in the Amazon and Congo.
More information can be found at www.festool.com/wwf