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Corporate Responsibility

Our values empower responsibility

Caring about corporate responsibility has been part of our culture right from the moment we were founded in 1941. It has also been an integral part of how we do business.

Corporate Responsibility

Corporate Strategy & Values

Building a better future is at the heart of everything we do. This means helping our customers to build faster, safer and with more daring, mindful too of the legacy we leave behind. We want to be proud of the mark we make on the world.

Hilti acts ethically, always has and always will. We exercise responsibility towards our own team members, our customers, partners and suppliers as well as in the way we treat the environment and society.  We believe that being responsible goes hand in hand with long-term business success.

Core Values

Our sense of responsibility is lived by all of our 28,000 team members worldwide

We want to build a company where every team member is valued, grows and does well in their career.

We want to build open, trusted and successful relationships with our customers, partners and suppliers.

We believe in giving back to society and the environment and in a real way – whether that’s helping to build affordable housing, travelling to give disaster relief in person, or just helping to tidy up a neighborhood.

And we want to continue to build on our success and produce more cutting-edge technologies to empower our customers to create safe, productive and awe-inspiring builds.

Our sense of responsibility, embedded deep in our culture, is lived by all of our 28,000 team members worldwide, everyday, everywhere.

Our values – integritycourageteamwork, and commitment – define how our teams work together and how they work with our partners based outside our company too.

Hilti Core Values

Our Strategy - Champion 2020

Our strategy stands on the strong foundation of our "caring and performance oriented" culture

  • Hilti aims to achieve sustainable value creation through leadership and differentiation.
  • Market leadership through added value for our customers by offering products, services and software that provide superior productivity and safety to our customers and differentiate from the offering of our competitors.
  • With this we bring our core purpose statement to life: "We passionately create enthusiastic customers and build a better future".

In order to implement our strategy, we focus on four areas that constitute Hilti’s core competencies:

  • Continuous innovation in products, services and software
  • Direct and partnership-based cooperation with our professional customers
  • Operational excellence in everything we do for efficiency and to live up to our brand promise
  • A high performing global team
Champion 2020 Hilti Strategy

Social Responsibility

Hilti North America Gives Back

Hilti volunteers at Habitat for Humanity

We take giving back seriously.

Here at Hilti North America, team members are encouraged to give back to our local communities. Field teams across the U.S. and Canada join with office-based employees in rolling up our sleeves and building a better future where we live and work.

We stand behind our words, too. Each team member receives two paid days off annually to volunteer as they see fit, with an organization or cause they’re passionate about.

We provide lots of opportunities to serve, explore and find your place.  For example:

  • Habitat for Humanity – Put your job on hold for a couple of days to help build houses for people who don’t have a home or the financial ability to own or rent one. You’ll be part of a team that sets the supports, lays the bricks, raises the roof and personally gives the key to the new tenants.  In fact, each new class of team members spends one day of orientation using their new Hilti tool knowledge to contribute on a Habitat home
  • United Way Day of Caring – Spend the day working in a food bank or animal shelter, delivering Meals on Wheels or tidying up a neighborhood. It could be painting a fence or fixing a playground slide, looking after an elderly person or going into a school to talk to girls about careers in construction.

Other organizations we support through volunteer efforts are food banks, the American Red Cross, American Heart Association, C5 Youth Foundation, City Square, Girl Scouts, Make a Wish, the Salvation Army, SBP. And, that’s just the beginning.

More than just a one-day commitment. At Hilti, giving back is at the heart of who we are.

To make the greatest impact, we focus on education, housing, and community development

  • City Square partnership
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    A hand's on approach to ending the cycle of poverty

    To break the cycle of poverty, Hilti is partnering with City Square and the community to take a hands-on approach and provide training and employment opportunities to assist those, where poverty is persistent and who are under served, in achieving their workforce goals.

  • Building with Habitat for Humanity
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    Building a better future with Habitat for Humanity

    Whether building a house or working in the Habitat for Humanity ReStore, Hilti volunteers work to build affordable and sustainable housing for the local communities.

  • Texas Ramp Project
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    Ramping up for a family in need

    Hilti volunteers join Texas Ramp Project in loading materials and building a ramp to give a family the freedom to leave the house again.

  • Hilti volunteers with North Texas Food Bank
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    Volunteers emphasize health and wellness

    Hilti volunteers working at the North Texas Food Bank during Hilti Cares week.

  • 2018 United Way Employee Giving Campaign
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    2018 United Way Employee Giving Campaign is in full swing here at Hilti!

    The 2018 United Way Employee Giving Campaign is in full swing here at Hilti! Team members in our Plano headquarters had an opportunity to hear about United Way's important work in the community and assemble back-to-school supply kits for local schools.

  • Building a Better Future with St. Bernard Project
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    Building a Better Future with St. Bernard Project

    A great day building a better future with St. Bernard Project (SBP). Hilti teammates demonstrated their sheet rocking and taping skills in Keansburg, NJ. SBP is working hard to get displaced families back in their homes after disasters and shorten the time between disaster and recovery.

  • Meals on Wheels
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    Volunteering with Meals on Wheels

    The Hilti Finance FP&A team had a great time volunteering with Meals on Wheels. The volunteers packed close to 500 meals, worked in the kitchen, and broke down boxes. It was great to work with the cheerful people that are dedicated to helping others.

The Hilti Foundation

Hilti Foundation in Zambia
Agents of Change

No electricity or flowing water and no hope for a better life. Many people in Zambia wish nothing more than to escape the bitter poverty of rural life for the cities. Basic medical services in remote areas also suffer as a result. To counter this, the Hilti Foundation is helping hospitals in rural areas attract the urgently needed help of medical professionals.

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Hilti Foundation
Building a better future with sustainable and innovative solutions

We support activities that contribute to the general welfare of our society, wherever we work around the globe – which is now in more than 120 countries worldwide. The Foundation concentrates on six fields of action: affordable housing, community development, culture/science/education, disaster relief, professional training/education, and social entrepreneurship. We want to help people to build better futures, helping them to help themselves and making a real and sustainable improvement to the way they live.

Visit the Hilti Foundation website
Hilti Foundation in Egypt
Fascination Underwater Archaeology

For more than 1,000 years, the ancient cities of Thonis-Heracleion and Canopus off the coast of Egypt had vanished from the history books. They were rediscovered by Franck Goddio. He not only made huge advances in this branch of science, but also truly revolutionized it with new state-of-the-art methods. From the very beginning, the Hilti Foundation has supported and accompanied Goddio’s research in Egypt – a fruitful partnership for both sides.

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Compliance

Legal, ethical behavior and fair competition are integral components of all of our actions. Our business activities are based on honesty, reliability, consistency and predictably – at all times and at all locations.

This is the crucial basis for our relationship of trust with all our stakeholders, customers, suppliers and partners.

Partnership against corruption

International Partnerships against Corruption

We participate in key international initiatives against corruption. But we also go above and beyond, requiring our company to consistently counter corruption and bribery and to maintain social and environmental standards.

  • Partnering Against Corruption
    In 2004 Hilti signed the Partnering Against Corruption Initiative at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. This aims to introduce anti-corruption measures in the construction industry, worldwide. In doing so we underscore that Hilti has a zero-tolerance policy towards bribery.
  • UN Global Compact
    In 2006 Hilti joined the UN Global Compact, which is also clearly aimed against corruption. This global agreement, under the patronage of the United Nations, obliges companies to maintain social and ecological standards.

Code of Conduct for Employees

We require all our team members to always act within the law and within our own corporate guidelines. Our Code of Conduct for team members lays out how we work and is at the heart of how we do business. All our team members are trained to understand compliance.

Code of Conduct for Suppliers

Code of Conduct for Suppliers

We contractually require our suppliers to maintain fundamental requirements in the areas of human rights, labor rights, work safety and environmental protection and that they pledge to abstain from corruption. These standards are binding even if applicable national or international laws call for more lenient standards. We monitor our suppliers via various monitoring instruments such as audits.

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