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GRI 101: FOUNDATION 2016

General Disclosures

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GRI 102General Disclosures 2016   

Organizational profile

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GRI 102-1Name of the organization Hilti Group 
GRI 102-2Activities, brands, products, and services www.hilti.group
See Company Report
 
GRI 102-3Location of headquarters Schaan, Liechtenstein 
GRI 102-4Location of operations See Company Report: table “Sales growth”
See Financial Report: chapter “Group companies and joint arrangements”
 
GRI 102-5Ownership and legal form See Company Report andtable “Consolidated Balance Sheet” 
GRI 102-6Markets servedUser health and safety
Building safety
See Company Report and table “Sales Growth” 
GRI 102-7Scale of the organization

Table: Employees by gender 2020

See Financial Report: chapter “Key financial information of HILTI Group”, “Group companies and joint arrangements”
www.hilti.group
 
GRI 102-8Information on employees and other workersGraphic: Employees by region 2020Table: Employees by gender 2020
Table: Employees by working time model and employment relationship in 2020
About this report
Our headcount is not subject to seasonal fluctuations. We only employ temporary workers to a limited extent. 
GRI 102-9Supply chainSupplier sustainability  
GRI 102-10Significant changes to the organization and its supply chain See Financial Report: chapter “Method of Consolidation” 
GRI 102-11Precautionary Principle or approachCO2
Circularity
Environmental protection
See Financial Report: chapter “Financial risk management” 
GRI 102-12External initiativesLet's talk
Sustainability Management
 1 – 10
GRI 102-13Membership of associations 

Swissmem
EPTA – European Power Tool Association
ZVEI – Zentralverband Elektrotechnik- und Elektronikindustrie e.V.

 

Strategy

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GRI 102-14Statement from senior decision-makerLet's talk 1 – 10

Ethics and integrity

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GRI 102-16Values, principles, standards, and norms of behaviorCompany ­Profile
Supplier Sustainability
Work-life-balance and resilience
Business Ethics
 1, 2, 10

Governance

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GRI 102-18Governance structure See Company Report: “Executive Board” and “Board of Directors” 

Stakeholder engagement

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GRI 102-40List of stakeholder groupsIn dialog with our stakeholders  
GRI 102-41Collective bargaining agreements 

We have collective agreements in all countries where it is legally required. We ensure that all employees are paid in line with the market.

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GRI 102-42Identifying and selecting stakeholdersSustainability Management  
GRI 102-43Approach to stakeholder engagementSustainability Management  
GRI 102-44Key topics and concerns raisedSustainability Management  

Reporting practice

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GRI 102-45Entities included in the consolidated financial statements See Financial Report: chapter «Group companies and joint arrangements» 
GRI 102-46Defining report content and topic BoundariesSustainability Management
About this Report
  
GRI 102-47List of material topicsAbout this Report  
GRI 102-48Restatements of informationAbout this Report  
GRI 102-49Changes in reportingAbout this Report  
GRI 102-50Reporting periodAbout this Report  
GRI 102-51Date of most recent report 

This is the Hilti Group’s first sustainability report.

 
GRI 102-52Reporting cycle 

Sustainability reporting is planned on an annual basis.

 
GRI 102-53Contact point for questions regarding the reportPublication details  
GRI 102-54Claims of reporting in accordance with the GRI StandardsAbout this Report  
GRI 102-55GRI content indexGRI Content Index  
GRI 102-56External assurance The report is not externally audited. 

Material Topics

GRI 202: Market Presence 2016

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GRI 103Management approach 2016
(including GRI 103-1, 103-2, 103-3)
Sustainability Management
Sustainable Culture and Employee engagement
Business Ethics
About this Report
  
GRI 202-1Ratios of standard entry level wage by gender compared to local minimum wage Hilti uses standardized salary group structures for all functions and in all countries. Gender pay equity is reviewed in several countries, based on the legal framework. 

GRI 203: Indirect Economic Impacts 2016

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GRI 103

Management approach 2016
(including GRI 103-1, 103-2, 103-3)

Sustainability Management
Social Impact
About this Report
  
GRI 203-1Infrastructure investments and services supportedSocial Impact
Music for Social Change
Affordable Housing & Technology
Economic Empowerment
  

GRI 204: Procurement Practices 2016

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GRI 103Management approach 2016
(including GRI 103-1, 103-2, 103-3)
Sustainability Management
Supplier Sustainability
About this Report
  
GRI 204-1Proportion of spending on local suppliersSee here  

GRI 205: Anti-corruption 2016

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GRI 103Management approach 2016
(including GRI 103-1, 103-2, 103-3)
Sustainability Management
Business Ethics
About this Report
 10
GRI 205-2Communication and training about anti-corruption policies and proceduresHow we embed business ethics in our processes 10
GRI 205-3Confirmed incidents of corruption and actions taken We are not aware of any confirmed cases of corruption in the Group.10

GRI 206: Anti-competitive Behavior 2016

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GRI 103Management approach 2016
(including GRI 103-1, 103-2, 103-3)
Sustainability Management
Business Ethics
About this Report
  
GRI 206-1Legal actions for anti-competitive behavior, anti-trust, and monopoly practices There are no legal proceedings pending due to anti-competitive behavior or the formation of anti-trust or monopolies. 

GRI 301: Materials 2016

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GRI 103Management approach 2016
(including GRI 103-1, 103-2, 103-3)
Sustainability Management
Circularity
About this Report
 7, 8
GRI 301-1Materials used by weight or volumeTable: Materials used in 2020 8
GRI 301-2Recycled input materials usedTable: Materials used in 2020 8, 9
GRI 301-3Reclaimed products and their packaging materialsThis is how we measure circularity 8, 9

GRI 302: Energy 2016

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GRI 103Management approach 2016
(including GRI 103-1, 103-2, 103-3)
Sustainability Management
CO2
About this Report
 7, 8
GRI 302-1Energy consumption within the organizationTable: Energy 8
GRI 302-4Reduction of energy consumptionDealing with Scope 3 emissions 8, 9

GRI 303: Water & Effluents 2018

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GRI 103Management approach 2016
(including GRI 103-1, 103-2, 103-3)
Sustainability Management
Environmental Protection
About this Report
 7, 8
GRI 303-1Interactions with water as a shared resourceEnvironmental Protection 7, 8
GRI 303-2Management of water discharged-related impactsEnvironmental Protection 7, 8
GRI 303-5Water consumptionGraphic: Water consumption in our plants 8

GRI 305: Emissions 2016

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GRI 103Management approach 2016
(including GRI 103-1, 103-2, 103-3)
Sustainability Management
CO2
About this Report
 7, 8
GRI 305-1Direct (Scope 1) GHG emissionsGraphic: Direct and indirect CO2 emissions incl. business travel in 2020
Table: CO2 emissions
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GRI 305-2Energy indirect (Scope 2) GHG emissions In the report, we show the market-based method. According to the location-based method, the following values were determined.
2018: 46,399 t
2019: 47,819 t
2020: 42,767 t
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GRI 305-3Other indirect (Scope 3) GHG emissionsGraphic: Direct and indirect CO2 emissions incl. business travel in 2020
Table: CO2 emissions
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GRI 305-4GHG emissions intensity CO2 emissions (Scope 1 and 2)/employee
2018: 5.20 t
2019: 5.07 t
2020: 2.56 t
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GRI 305-5Reduction of GHG emissions2020 Implementation Examples
Dealing with Scope 3 emissions
 8, 9

GRI 306: Effluents and Waste 2016

Disclosures ReferenceCommentUNGC1
GRI 103Management approach 2016
(including GRI 103-1, 103-2, 103-3)
Sustainability Management
Environmental Protection
About this Report
 7, 8
GRI 306-2Waste by type and disposal methodTable: Breakdown of total waste by category 8

GRI 307: Environmental Compliance 2016

Disclosures ReferenceCommentUNGC1
GRI 103Management approach 2016
(including GRI 103-1, 103-2, 103-3)
Sustainability Management
Implementation
Business Ethics
About this Report
  
GRI 307-1Non-compliance with environmental laws and regulations In the reporting year, a violation of environmental protection laws by one of our waste disposal service providers was disclosed at our plant in Navsari, India. We have suspended the supplier. No penalty payment has been due to date. 

GRI 308: Supplier Environmental Assessment 2016

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GRI 103Management approach 2016
(including GRI 103-1, 103-2, 103-3)
Sustainability Management
Supplier Sustainability
About this Report
  
GRI 308-1New suppliers that were screened using environmental criteriaSupplier Sustainability  

GRI 401: Employment 2016

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GRI 103Management approach 2016
(including GRI 103-1, 103-2, 103-3)
Sustainability Management
Employee engagement as focus of our strategy
About this Report
  
GRI 401-1New employee hires and employee turnoverNew employees by region
Employee Turnover
  
GRI 401-2Benefits provided to full-time employees that are not provided to temporary or part-time employees Our full-time and part-time employees receive the same company benefits. Temporary employees are excluded from this. 

GRI 402: Labor/Management Relations 2016

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GRI 103Management approach 2016
(including GRI 103-1, 103-2, 103-3)
   
GRI 402-1Minimum notice periods regarding operational changes All employees are informed of operational changes as quickly as possible. 

GRI 403: Occupational Health and Safety 2018

Disclosures ReferenceCommentUNGC1
GRI 103Management approach 2016
(including GRI 103-1, 103-2, 103-3)
Sustainability Management
Employee health and safety
About this Report
  
GRI 403-1Occupational health and safety management systemHow we ensure safety  
GRI 403-2Hazard identification, risk assessment, and incident investigationHow we ensure safety  
GRI 403-3Occupational health servicesHealth – our most important asset  
GRI 403-4Worker participation, consultation, and communication on occupational health and safetyEmployee health and safety  
GRI 403-5Worker training on occupational health and safetyOur path to greater safety
Health – our most important asset
  
GRI 403-6Promotion of worker healthHealth – our most important asset  
GRI 403-7Prevention and mitigation of occupational health and safety impacts directly linked by business relationshipsSupplier Sustainability  
GRI 403-8Workers covered by an occupational health and safety management system In essence, all employees are covered under the process management. 
GRI 403-9Work-related injuriesHow we ensure safetyWe are currently unable to record accidents involving employees who are not employed by Hilti in a standardized manner. 

GRI 404: Training and Education 2016

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GRI 103Management approach 2016
(including GRI 103-1, 103-2, 103-3)
Sustainability Management
Employee engagement as focus of our strategy
About this Report
  
GRI 404-2Programs for upgrading employee skills and transition assistance programsLearning & Development  
GRI 404-3Percentage of employees receiving regular performance and career development reviewsTable: Number/proportion of employees with development discussions 2020  

GRI 405: Diversity and Equal Opportunity 2016

Disclosures ReferenceCommentUNGC1
GRI 103Management approach 2016
(including GRI 103-1, 103-2, 103-3)
Sustainability Management
Employee engagement as focus of our strategy
About this Report
 6
GRI 405-1Diversity of governance bodies and employeesTable: Employees by gender 2020 6
GRI 405-2Ratio of basic salary and remuneration of women to menWork-life-balance and resilience 6

GRI 406: Non-discrimination 2016

Disclosures ReferenceCommentUNGC1
GRI 103Management approach 2016
(including GRI 103-1, 103-2, 103-3)
Sustainability Management
Business Ethics
About this Report
  
GRI 406-1Incidents of discrimination and corrective actions taken We have implemented an anti-discrimination policy.
Violations can be reported via our various compliance tools. No cases were known during the reporting year.
 

GRI 407: Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining 2016

Disclosures ReferenceCommentUNGC1
GRI 103Management approach 2016
(including GRI 103-1, 103-2, 103-3)
Sustainability Management
Business Ethics
About this Report
 3
GRI 407-1Operations and suppliers in which the right to freedom of association and collective bargaining may be at riskSupplier Sustainability
2020 Implementation Examples
All suppliers are committed to maintaining the highest ethical standards. In cases of suspicion, external audits are carried out.3

GRI 408: Child Labor 2016

Disclosures ReferenceCommentUNGC1
GRI 103Management approach 2016
(including GRI 103-1, 103-2, 103-3)
Sustainability Management
Business Ethics
About this Report
 5
GRI 408-1Operations and suppliers at significant risk for incidents of child labor All suppliers are committed to maintaining the highest ethical standards. In cases of suspicion, external audits are carried out.5

GRI 409: Forced or Compulsory Labor 2016

Disclosures ReferenceCommentUNGC1
GRI 103Management approach 2016
(including GRI 103-1, 103-2, 103-3)
Sustainability Management
Business Ethics
About this Report
 4
GRI 409-1Operations and suppliers at significant risk for incidents of forced or compulsory labor All suppliers are committed to maintaining the highest ethical standards. In cases of suspicion, external audits are carried out.4

GRI 412: Human Rights Assessment 2016

Disclosures ReferenceCommentUNGC1
GRI 103Management approach 2016
(including GRI 103-1, 103-2, 103-3)
Sustainability Management
Business Ethics
About this Report
 1, 2
GRI 412-1Operations that have been subject to human rights reviews or impact assessmentsBusiness Ethics  

GRI 413: Local Communities 2016

Disclosures ReferenceCommentUNGC1
GRI 103Management approach 2016
(including GRI 103-1, 103-2, 103-3)
Sustainability Management
Social Impact
About this Report
  
GRI 413-1Operations with local community engagement, impact assessments, and development programsSocial Impact
Worldwide Projects
  
GRI 413-2Operations with significant actual and potential negative impacts on local communities We do not engage in business activities with significant or potential negative impacts on local communities. 

GRI 414: Supplier Social Assessment 2016

Disclosures ReferenceCommentUNGC1
GRI 103Management approach 2016
(including GRI 103-1, 103-2, 103-3)
Sustainability Management
Supplier Sustainability
About this Report
  
GRI 414-1New suppliers that were screened using social criteriaSupplier Sustainability  

GRI 415: Public Policy 2016

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GRI 103Management approach 2016
(including GRI 103-1, 103-2, 103-3)
Sustainability Management
Business Ethics
About this Report
  
GRI 415-1Political contributions As a matter of principle, Hilti does not support any political parties. 

GRI 416: Customer Health and Safety 2016

Disclosures ReferenceCommentUNGC1
GRI 103Management approach 2016
(including GRI 103-1, 103-2, 103-3)
Sustainability Management
User health and safety
About this Report
  
GRI 416-1Assessment of the health and safety impacts of product and service categories Hilti examines all products with regard to their impact on the health and safety of users and building occupants. 
GRI 416-2Incidents of non-compliance concerning the health and safety impacts of products and services There were no known violations in the reporting year. 

GRI 417: Marketing and Labeling 2016

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GRI 103Management approach 2016
(including GRI 103-1, 103-2, 103-3)
Sustainability Management
Business Ethics
About this Report
  
GRI 417-2Incidents of non-compliance concerning product and service information and labeling There were no known violations in the reporting year. 
GRI 417-3Incidents of non-compliance concerning marketing communications There were no known violations in the reporting year. 

GRI 418: Customer Privacy 2016

Disclosures ReferenceCommentUNGC1
GRI 103

Management approach 2016
(including GRI 103-1, 103-2, 103-3)

Sustainability Management
Business Ethics
About this Report
  
GRI 418-1

Substantiated complaints concerning breaches of customer privacy and losses of customer data

 To our knowledge, there were no substantiated complaints in the reporting year. 

GRI 419: Socioeconomic Compliance 2016

Disclosures ReferenceCommentUNGC1
GRI 103

Management approach 2016

(including GRI 103-1, 103-2, 103-3)

Sustainability Management
Business Ethics
About this Report
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GRI 419-1Non-compliance with laws and regulations in the social and economic area No significant fines were paid in the reporting year for violations of socio-economic laws. 

1 The numbers are referring to the relevant 10 principles of UN Global Compact.