Caring for the environment – part of our Champion 2020 strategy

We act in accordance with the principles of the circular economy, which is the opposite of the old “take, make and dispose” industrial model. This means we keep resources in use for as long as possible, extract the maximum value from them whilst in use, then recover and repair or recycle products and materials at the end of each service life. We ensure our tools are durable so they last longer; we ensure we use environmentally friendly resources in the production process; and we ensure that our tools as well as our fastening and protection products can be recycled and some parts even reused.

Ecological targets across our entire value chain.

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Our commitment is aimed at enabling our customers to build greener buildings and reduce their environmental impact.

Global tool service
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Global tool service

In our worldwide tool service center network, where our tools are maintained or repaired, we focus on the following aspects: energy, water, repair and reuse, recycling.

Research and Development
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Research and Development

Our research and development centers in several countries take into account our eco-design principles that incorporate factors including energy use during usage time, less hazardous substances in the products, durability and serviceability and repairability.

Supply and production
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Supply and production

The environmental impacts within the international network of Hilti plants, joint ventures and suppliers are in the areas of energy, water and waste.

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The environmental footprint in warehousing and transportation within the company network is influenced by energy, waste and water.

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The main driver of the eco-balance of our direct sales force, with approx. 200,000 customer contacts per day, is energy.

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Hilti stores and customer service teams have to consider energy and recycling.

Climate change initiatives


We are proud to be signatories to UN climate change initiatives.

Hilti clean-tec label


Our own label, which strives to achieve a low impact on the environment and support all green building standards.

iso standards for environmental management


Certifications we have gained in environmental management.

Impact reported in 2017

0.5 Mio

kWh saved in production
with over 30 projects

16,000 cubic meters

water saved
due to some impactful projects

5.3 %

less CO2 emissions
per head

Our environmental initiatives

  • Reducing our carbon footprint

    Reducing our carbon footprint

    We assume our corporate responsibility by having a CO2 strategy in place. More detailed descriptions of our corporate approach can be found here.

Conserving a precious resource

Conserving a precious resource

We conserve water in our production processes and day-to-day operations in many ways: from preventing leaks to creating closed water usage cycles and improving water treatment.

Avoiding waste

Avoiding waste

Our approach to cutting waste starts with implementing eco-design principles in our product development process to avoid unnecessary production waste and also includes waste management at all of our sites.

Driving out hazardous substances

Driving out hazardous substances

In both our eco-design and sourcing processes, we ensure that hazardous materials are minimised as far as possible.

Our key initiatives relating to health, safety and the environment

technology and products

Technology and products

Designed with productivity, safety and the environment in mind.

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Increasing user health, safety and productivity.

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Our commitment to HSE

Our Commitment

See how Health, Safety and the Environment is embedded in our culture and purpose to build a better future.

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