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 produce durable tools; we use environmentally friendly resources and manufacture tools and fastening and protection products that can largely be recycled.

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.


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


Certifications we have gained in environmental management.

Impact reported in 2018

0.8 Mio

kWh saved in production
with over 20 projects

6.6 %

better water efficiency
in production

4.2 %

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

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

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

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

Our key initiatives relating to health, safety and the environment

Products and Technology

Designed with productivity, safety and the environment in mind



Increasing user health, safety and productivity


Occupational Health and Safety

Learn more about Hilti as a responsible institution with regard to its employees



Learn more about Hilti as a responsible institution with regard to the environment