Building a better future

Hilti social responsibility

At Hilti, we believe that entrepreneurship and social responsibility go hand-in-hand.

This is a belief we’ve held strongly throughout our company history, inspired by the personal commitment of our founder Martin Hilti and the Hilti family.

We support activities that contribute to the general welfare of our society, wherever we work around the globe – which is now in more than 120 countries worldwide.

We want to help people to build better futures, helping them to help themselves and making a real and sustainable improvement to the way they live.


We support not-for-profit organisations and projects, which help improve social and cultural co-existence.

Our focus is on education and science, culture and the arts, as well as social issues.


Hilti team members' commitment

Our Hilti team members get involved in a variety of voluntary local projects such as renovating buildings, laying out gardens or constructing parks. All this helps make the world around us a better place.

But that’s not all. When there’s an emergency or catastrophe such as a typhoon, our team members donate cash or items that are needed, or they even go in person and lend a helping hand.

This commitment is all guided by our local Hilti offices working closely with the Hilti Foundation.


The Hilti Foundation was set up in 1996 as a charitable foundation of the Martin Hilti Family Trust.

Its mission is to improve the quality of life for underprivileged people by helping them to help themselves in a real and sustainable way.

The Hilti Foundation supports organisations, which make an outstanding and measurable contribution towards solving social problems by providing funds and expertise.

The Foundation concentrates on six fields of action:

  • Affordable housing
  • Community development
  • Culture, science and education
  • Disaster relief
  • Professional training and education
  • Social entrepreneurship

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