The Hilti Group is tackling sustainability from the very top. The construction technology group plans to fundamentally align its business to be more environmentally friendly and to make a more positive contribution to society. The circular economy is one focus.

The Hilti Group has tightened up its sustainability targets. It incorporates the strategic action fields of the environment, people and society, as was reported in a press release. A sustainability team reports directly to the CEO. It manages the global initiatives. The annual – and recently published – Sustainability Report helps provide this transparency.

“We are convinced that long-term success is only secured through business decisions that value environmental, people and social aspects equally with economic factors,” said Christoph Loos, CEO of the Hilti Group. His company will leave no stone unturned, bringing forward its target of achieving carbon neutrality in its own value chain from 2030 to 2023.

The transition of the energy supply at all Hilti sites worldwide to electricity from renewable sources was already completed at the end of 2020. A start has been made with the successive conversion of the worldwide vehicle fleet of around 14,000 vehicles to more environmentally friendly drive systems. The principle of a circular economy is the second central pillar of the Group’s environmental goals. Hilti also plans to operate the fleet management business model for electric tools according to the “product-as-a-service” principle There will also be a focus on increasing the proportion of recycled material used in Hilti products and packaging.

Moreover, the Hilti Foundation and the Hilti Group will strengthen their international social engagement. To this end, the global volunteer program Engaged Beyond Business has been created, which empowers Hilti employees to invest time and money into local social projects. 

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