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Our Three Strategic Sustainability Pillars

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We aim to be the most sustainable player in the industry. We define this as our contribution to the environment, people and society. Besides accelerating our existing activities to make Hilti a more sustainable company, we are putting an increased focus on making our customers’ business more sustainable, thereby aiming to become their best partner for sustainability.

We want to secure long-term success by valuing ecological, people and social aspects in the same way along with economic factors. In 2020, we laid an important foundation by developing a holistic sustainability strategy and anchoring sustainability throughout the organization. In 2021, we extended our sustainability governance and focused on the implementation of sustainability in our operations and business processes. In 2022, sustainability became a core element of our new group strategy, Lead 2030. And in 2023, we became CO2-neutral in our own operations – a first milestone on our way to net zero.

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“Our commitment to sustainability reflects our promise to future generations.” CEO Jahangir Doongaji about Hilit’s commitment to the Science Based Targets initiative.

Lead 2030

Our Understanding of Sustainability

Securing long-term success through a business strategy that values ecological, people and social aspects along with economic factors.

We have built our sustainability strategy on the three strategic sustainability pillars – environment, people and society.

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We have a strong commitment to reducing carbon emissions in our operations and products and, as a result, providing more sustainable products for our customers. We have set a near-term target to significantly reduce about 30 percent of our Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions by 2032, in line with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), and a long-term target to reach net zero by 2050. We also continue to expand our offering to support building methods with a lower carbon footprint. We continue to accelerate our investment in circular solutions that focus on a minimum use of raw materials and resources, hence doing more with less. In addition, we support our customers with differentiated services throughout the product life cycle, such as Fleet Management and repair.


Our products, designed to secure the health and safety of the user on the jobsite as well as of the building’s inhabitants, complement our sustainable offering. Equally important to us is ensuring the health and safety of our employees.


To contribute to a better society beyond our value chain, our firm objective is to create social impact at scale together with the Hilti Foundation and our team members worldwide through our corporate volunteering program Engaged Beyond Business. 

Discover the exemplary measures we implemented to achieve CO2 neutrality in our own operations and how we help our customers in reaching their sustainability goals. 

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Our CO2 Reduction Journey – 
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Social challenges are all around us at the places where we live and work. They demand our attention and our action. This is why the Hilti Foundation invests CHF 47.9 million in long-term transformational change projects. In addition, Hilti team members from around the globe are making a difference by actively engaging in more than 850 social and environmental projects through our corporate volunteering program Engaged Beyond Business.

We have set ourselves the target of devoting an average of one working day per global Hilti employee per year to activities that benefit society. Overall, this corresponds to an annual engagement of roughly 160 full-time working years. We have implemented a global digital reporting tool that allows us to provide transparency and track the progress of our corporate volunteering program Engaged Beyond Business.

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Giving Back to Local Communities

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Our social commitment is based on two strong pillars: our team members, who have a great desire to support their local communities by engaging in projects beyond business, and the Hilti Foundation, which initiates and drives projects for sustainable social change worldwide. 

At Hilti, we are committed to making an active contribution to the development of society. Together with the Hilti Foundation, we are aiming to create social impact at scale.

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Focus of the Hilti Foundation

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Together, we build a better future. Discover how Lead 2030 creates value for all stakeholders.

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