Corporate Responsibility

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. We believe that being responsible goes hand in hand with long-term success, and we want to be proud of the mark we make on the world. 

Corporate Strategy And Values

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.

Hilti Core Values

Core Values

Our sense of responsibility is lived by our 30,000 team members worldwide

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

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 our 30,000 team members worldwide, everyday, everywhere.

Champion 2020 Hilti Strategy

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. By offering products, services and software that provide superior productivity and safety to our customers, we show that we are different from the offering of our competitors.

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

Social Responsibility

Hilti North America Gives Back

Hilti volunteers at Habitat for Humanity

Giving back is at the heart of who we are.

Here at Hilti North America, team members are encouraged to give back to their local communities. Team members across the U.S. and Canada volunteer their time and efforts to build 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 and explore.  For example:

  • Habitat for Humanity – Team members put their 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. Team members are part of a team that sets the supports, lays the bricks, raises the roof and personally gives the key to the new tenants. 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 – Team members 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.

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 help break the cycle of poverty in our communities, Hilti partners with dozens of organizations to take a hands-on approach to provide education, training and employment opportunities.

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.


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.
Hilti code of conduct for employees

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.

Read the Code of Conduct for Employees
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.

Read the Code of Conduct for Suppliers