Environment

Carbon neutrality and circularity

Companies can only be successful in the long-term if they conserve natural resources and continuously reduce the environmental impact of their actions. We already have this topic in mind across many areas of our business. Our first steps to improving our ecological footprint are: placing focus on reducing CO2 emissions and introducing the ideas of a circular economy. As a reliable partner we support our customers on their journey to a more environmentally friendly future. 

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Carbon Neutrality

We want to become CO2 neutral by 2023.

CO2 emissions are among the main drivers of climate change. We acknowledge that operation of our plants and business locations, as well as our global sales activities, contribute to the generation of CO2. We want to reduce these emissions as much as possible in the spaces and places we work.

Reduce 

We are continuously reducing our direct CO2 emissions through efficiency measures and behavioral training. 

Replace

We use green electricity and, where possible, climate-friendly alternatives for heating energy. We are converting our global vehicle fleet to run on more environmentally friendly technologies over the next few years. 

Offset 

We offset CO2 emissions that cannot be completely avoided by making CO2 savings of an equal amount elsewhere. In collaboration with the Hilti Foundation and a renowned external partner, we are developing our own portfolio of offset projects. 

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Circular Economy

We want to lead our industry in circularity.

In a circular economy, economic success is separated from resource consumption, resulting in resource conservation.  The focus is on durability, reuse and recycling. These principles are consistent with the values we have always lived by. We focus on the entire life cycle of our products: from design to production to repair.  

  • We already consider the ability to recycle the mateials we use in the development stage of our products. 
  • During production, we minimize the use of water and energy and continuously reduce the amount of production waste. 
  • The quality, durability and repairability of our products are central to this. 
  • The "use instead of own" approach for a wide range of Hilti equipment is becoming increasingly popular with our customers.  

Green building

At the end of its useful life, a building and its many components serve as important and valuable sources of raw materials. As part of our effort to ensure transparency, more and more of our products are certified in terms of environmental and health aspects by external agencies.

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Striving for Carbon Neutrality

At Hilti we lift our sustainability efforts to a new level. We aspire to build a better future by caring for our environment – and we want to be CO2 neutral by 2023.

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Circularity

We want to lead our industry in circularity.

More elements of our Sustainability Strategy

Green Buildings

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