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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. 

Carbon Neutrality

We want to become CO2 neutral in our own operations by 2023. CO2 emissions are among the main drivers of climate change. We acknowledge that operations at our plants and business locations, as well as our global sales activities, contribute to the generation of CO2. We plan to reduce these emissions as much as possible in the spaces and places we work.

Reduce. Replace. Offset ​

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

Our commitment to net-zero carbon emissions with SBTi

To do even more next to our ambitions to become CO2 neutral, we have committed to the Science Based Target initiative (SBTi) in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement. This means we’ll enhance not only our own emissions, but also the emissions of our suppliers and partners to support them in the race towards decreasing their carbon footprint. Read more about our SBTi commitment.

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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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We want to lead our industry in circularity.


With our SBTi commitment, we contribute to the sustainable transformation of the construction industry.

Jahangir Doongaji
CEO, Hilti Group

Hilti Group has committed to the Science Based Targets initiative in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement. To achieve our ambitions, we will invest triple digit million CHF in the coming years.

Beyond our ambition to become CO2-neutral by 2023, we are also tackling emissions outside of our own operations on our way to becoming net zero.

We made this significant promise to support our customers in the race towards decreasing their carbon footprint, committing to set both short- and long-term targets.

Our SBTi Commitment

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More elements of our Sustainability Strategy

Green Buildings