Hilti's commitment to health, safety and the environment

Building a Better Future

Health, Safety and Environment – embedded in our purpose

Our purpose – We passionately create enthusiastic customers and build a better future – reflects our corporate strategy and is focused on sustainable value creation through leadership and differentiation.

This credo not only runs through our products, services and operations, but also extends to the importance we place on health, safety and the environment (HSE) at Hilti and it reflects the great responsibility we feel towards our employees, customers, partners and suppliers, society and the environment.


Facts and figures

17 %

of accidents
are related to hand-held power tools.

15,000 euros

average cost
of one accident for the company.

20 %

more new reported work-related illnesses
in construction than in other industries.

90 %

more cases of musculoskeletal disorders
are reported in construction compared to the "all-industry" average.

10 %

of global CO2 emissions
can be attributed to the construction of buildings.


Jahangir (Jan) Doongaji, Hilti AG
1 / 6
“All of our new product designs take into account the resources used and emissions generated throughout their entire life cycle, together with the highest possible health and safety standards for users.”

Jahangir (Jan) Doongaji, Hilti AG, Member of the Executive Board, Electric Tools and Group Research

Eugen Tschann, Hilti AG Plant Thüringen
2 / 6
“We focus on improving resource and energy efficiency in our plants, for example, by using environmentally friendly systems to regulate temperature, or renewable energy sources to provide power.”

Eugen Tschann, Hilti AG Plant Thüringen, Maintenance and Facilities Manager

Lawrence Waterman, Park Health and Safety Partnershi
3 / 6
“We have strict rules on how to behave onsite, how to take precautionary measures and what personal protective equipment is necessary.”

Lawrence Waterman, Park Health and Safety Partnership, Founding Partner

Peter Cavada, Hilti AG
4 / 6
“Our HSE Manager Conference is a shared platform for the construction industry where we can discuss ways of keeping sites safe, share best practice and talk through customers’ needs.”

Peter Cavada, Hilti AG, Head of Corporate Health, Safety and Environment

Emilie Boutounet, Eiffage Construction IDF1
5 / 6
“For us it’s very important to have no loss of productivity. Our partnership with Hilti ensures that products are in perfect working condition together with safety training and support.”

Emilie Boutounet, Eiffage Construction IDF1, HSE Responsible

Bengt Tykesson, NIMAB Entreprenad AB
6 / 6
“The support provided by Hilti helps our staff to make construction sites safer and to manage them more productively. It’s a truly constructive partnership.”

Bengt Tykesson, NIMAB Entreprenad AB, HR Manager

Milestones on our HSE journey

Hilti CO2 Strategy decision
1 / 19

With our CO2 Strategy, we are setting ourselves ambitious targets as regards proactive energy management, taking on the global responsibility for a sustainable future.

Hilti trained workers in heatlh and safety aspects
2 / 19

We have already trained more than 20,000 workers worldwide in health and safety aspects.

Hilti Competence Center HSE Technologies in Kaufering
3 / 19

Establishment of Competence Center HSE Technologies within the development area in Kaufering.

Hilti in-house gym
4 / 19

Opening of in-house gym InnoFit at Hilti Headquarters.

Hilti first health and safety training course
5 / 19

First health an safety training courses offered in Switzerland.

Hilt first Clean Tec Chemical Anchor, CT1
6 / 19

Launch of the Hilti Clean-Tec Chemical Anchor, HIT-CT1.

Hilti Installation Systems MM
7 / 19

First system nominated for the German "Bundespreis Eco Design" – Installation Systems MM.

ISO 50001 certification
8 / 19

Achieved ISO 50001 certification for our plants in Kaufering and Nersingen.

First Hilti Clean Tec product
9 / 19

First Clean-Tec product launched, direct fastening cartridges.

Hilti HSE 3-year strategies development
10 / 19

First development of HSE 3-year strategies for Manufacturing, Logistics and global Tool Service.

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11 / 19

First International HSE Manager Conference held in Schaan, Liechtenstein.

Hilti plant 4 in Thüringen, Austria
12 / 19

DGNB certification of the plant in Thüringen, Austria.

Establishment Corporate HSE Team at Hilti Headquarters
13 / 19

Establishment of Corporate HSE Team at Hilti Headquarters.

Hilti joins UN caring for climate
14 / 19

Hilti joins the UN "Caring for Climate" Business Forum.

Hilti joins UN Global Compact
15 / 19

We join UN Global Compact.

Hilti TE-76 ATC
16 / 19

First tool with Active Torque Control, TE 76-ATC.

Hilti TE 905-AVR
17 / 19

First tool with Active Vibration Reduction, TE 905-AVR.

Achieved ISO 14001 Certification
18 / 19

Achieved ISO 14001 Certification in Environmental Management.

Hilti TE 5 rotary hammer drill
19 / 19

First tool with an integrated Dust Removal System, TE 5A.

Things to know for the Health and Safety Community

  • Impressions from our most recent HSE Manager Conference at Hilti Headquarters

    Impressions from our most recent HSE Manager Conference at Hilti Headquarters

    The 5th HSE Manager Conference focused on "Impactful Health and Safety Training". Get to know our community and learn from best practices.

    Hilti and Eiffage IDF1 partnership

    Hilti and Eiffage IDF1: A partnership for safety and productivity

    Find out how an innovative tool rental service combined with health and safety training can help to increase productivity while maintaining the highest safety standards.


Our key initiatives relating to health, safety and the environment

Technology and products

Designed with productivity, safety and the environment in mind

Hilti services


Increasing user health, safety and productivity

Hilti occupational Health and Safety

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


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