A circular company:

At Hilti, we see the important prerequisite for the circular economy in the form of our fleet management. With this comprehensive business model for a long-term usage agreement for our tools, we extend control over our products beyond the end of the life cycle. Already at the start of the contract, we optimize our customers’ tool park to ensure that they have the right number of tools to meet their needs. 


27 %
of a Hilti tool’s mass is recycled material vs. 8% global average
We’re reducing raw virgin material use by increasing the amount of recycled steel and plastic in our products.

tools, batteries and accessories were collected by Hilti in 2020
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81 %
of all collected material was recycled for material reuse
We’re constantly improving our recovery rates thanks to innovations in sorting and processing technology.

1,929 TONS
of material was extracted through recycling
We’re working to ensure high levels of steel, copper and aluminum re-enter international commodity cycles.

How we measure Circularity

There has not been any standardized internationally recognized framework for the measurability of circular economies until now. To advance this measurability, we were the first company worldwide to use and develop the new CIRCelligence method with Boston Consulting Group (BCG). CIRCelligence, co-developed by BCG and the Dutch non-profit organization Circle Economy, makes circular economy and progress in it measurable. Based on this, we evaluated our entire product portfolio in terms of both quality and quantity in the circular economy.

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