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Sustainability at Hilti

Building a better future

In a world full of challenges, the most powerful tool is the engagement of all of us. At Hilti, we want to contribute to a more sustainable way of life – for a world that is less burdened by our impact, for better health and safety in construction, and for a more equitable society.


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We are committed to the principles of the circular economy, which means we keep resources in use as long as possible. Hilti is an ISO 14001 registered company. We recover 1,400 used tools annually, refurbish them and donate them to non-profits and schools.

Recycling Tools – In the U.S. and Canada, we recover and recycle 1 million pounds of tools a year.

Recycling Batteries – We recycle over 58,000 pounds of batteries a year, to ensure they don’t end up in landfills.

Minimizing Disposal of Damaged or Expired Chemical Products - We minimize waste by aggressively managing our product development process. Hilti has a scrap rate of just 0.06 percent.

Green Building Programs – Hilti offers over 100 products and installation systems that qualify for credit on LEED V3, LEED V4 and Living Building Challenge Projects.

Our Sustainablilty Strategy

We understand sustainability to be securing long-term success through a business strategy that values environmental, people, and social aspects equally with economic factors.


2020 Highlights

2023 year

CO2 Neutral
We are committed to being climate neutral by 2023 (related to Scope 1 and 2 emissions and business travel).

1 million pounds

Tools Recycled
In the U.S. and Canada, we recover and recycle 1 million pounds of tools a year.

>120 projects

Charitable Projects
Were supported by our employees worldwide.

The Hilti Foundation

The Hilti Foundation is a philanthropic, non-profit organization jointly supported by the Hilti Group and the Hilti Family. It is committed to the principle of “building a better future” and supports worldwide projects with the goal of enabling people in need to live an independent and self-determined life.

Affordable Housing and Technology

In the Philippines, Hilti engineers used innovative construction technologies to construct houses out of bamboo, a material that is both sustainable and locally available, and established a local value chain for bamboo.

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Music for Social Change

The Foundation provides financial support, professional expertise and cultural networks to empower young people to develop skills through music that enable them to become self-determined and responsible members of society.

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Economic Empowerment

The goals of the Hilti Foundation are clear: It is paramount to empower people to become economically independent by earning a sustainable income that helps support better living conditions.

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