Hilti achieves CO₂ neutrality in own operations 01 March 2024

At the end of 2023, the Hilti Group reached CO2 neutrality in its own operations as planned. This achievement marks the first milestone on the company’s journey towards net zero by 2050.

As an essential part of its sustainability strategy, the Hilti Group has implemented a four-step approach to eliminate CO2 emissions. This approach follows the principles ‘reduce, replace, produce and offset’ and is part of a package of comprehensive measures to meet the criteria set by the Science Based Targets initiative. 

"Reaching CO2 neutrality within our own operations is the first tangible milestone on our journey towards net zero emissions. Despite this important achievement, we also recognise the importance of addressing emissions along the entire value chain. Our commitment to the Science Based Targets initiative will support our customers' sustainability ambitions and contribute to combating climate change," comments Jahangir Doongaji, CEO of Hilti.

In-line with Hilti’s sustainability priority to reduce its energy consumption, and thus its CO2 emissions, the company has managed to reduce 60% of its own emissions. In addition to various energy efficiency measures, one of the key levers to achieve this number was the replacement of fossil-based energy sources with more sustainable alternatives. By the end of 2023, the company had already shifted about half of its global vehicle fleet from gasoline and diesel engines to electric drives and full hybrid vehicles. 

Since 2020, Hilti has been relying on 100% green electricity worldwide, either acquired through the purchase of high-quality green electricity certificates in-line with the highest standards defined by ‘EKOenergy’ and ‘Green-e,’ or generated by its own photovoltaic systems. Additionally, Hilti is heavily investing in the further expansion of its own photovoltaic installations. In 2023, the company significantly expanded its worldwide photovoltaic generation to more than 9,000 megawatt hours.

Hilti reports its environmental performance with reference to the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standards in its annual Sustainability Report.

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