Hilti Group has improved its sustainability rating, given by the international agency EcoVadis, from silver to gold status. This puts the Group in the top 5% of all companies assessed worldwide.
Christoph Loos, CEO of the Hilti Group, commented: “We are pleased our intensive efforts to become more sustainable as a company are already beginning to bear fruit. Our gold rating reaffirms that we take this seriously. However, we will not rest on this result and are rather motivated to further improve. We want to become the leader in our industry when it comes to sustainability.”
EcoVadis rates companies according to a total of 21 criteria in the four main topic areas of environment, labour and human rights, fair business practices and sustainable procurement. In Hilti Group’s 2021 rating, the progress made in the area of sustainable procurement, and the role of sustainability factors in the selection of suppliers, were recognised. The systematic, holistic approach taken in the area of labour and human rights, and the resulting improved transparency, were also honoured.
In spring 2021, Hilti Group presented its expanded sustainability strategy and published its first Sustainability Report. The strategy is based on a holistic understanding of sustainability and covers three action fields – environment, people and society. In addition to new targets, the strategy also includes the tightening up of existing targets, such as achieving CO2 neutrality in the company’s own value chain, as early as 2023.
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