We take giving back seriously
Here at Hilti North America, team members are encouraged to give back to our local communities. Field teams across the U.S. and Canada join with office-based employees in rolling up our sleeves and building a better future where we live and work.
This brings the international philosophy of the Hilti Foundation to life on a local level. You’ll find more on the Foundation activities below.
We stand behind our words, too. Each team member receives two paid days off annually to volunteer as they see fit, with an organization or cause they’re passionate about.
Don’t know where to start? We provide lots of opportunities to serve, explore and find your place. For example:
Habitat for Humanity – Put your job on hold for a couple of days to help build houses for people who don’t have a home or the financial ability to own or rent one. You’ll be part of a team that sets the supports, lays the bricks, raises the roof and personally gives the key to the new tenants.
United Way Day of Caring – Spend the day working in a food bank or animal shelter, delivering Meals on Wheels or tidying up a neighborhood. It could be painting a fence or fixing a playground slide, looking after an elderly person or going into a school to talk to girls about careers in construction.
Other organizations we support through volunteer efforts are food banks, the American Red Cross, Relay for Life for the American Cancer Society, senior services, Junior Achievement, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, the Salvation Army, Ronald McDonald Houses. And, that’s just the beginning.
More than just a one-day commitment. At Hilti, giving back is at the heart of who we are.
Team member Robert Foster brightening up a nursing home resident’s day by playing bingo as part a “Hilti Cares” day in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
The Hilti Foundation – projects giving hope
With the aim of helping disadvantaged people achieve a life of independence and self-determination, the Hilti Foundation was established in 1996. The Foundation’s activities support sustainable projects in various sectors worldwide which, after an initial phase, should be financially self-supporting and are quantifiable and replicable.
The Foundation is financially supported by both the Martin Hilti Family Trust and the Hilti Group, which contributes 2% of its annual profits directly to Foundation projects. This noteworthy contribution is made possible by the unique approach taken by Hilti employees who display a great deal of passion, know-how and experience in helping to shape the success of the Hilti Group.
In addition to contributing to the Foundation’s many projects, Hilti employees also show a strong personal commitment to local projects carried out by Hilti country organizations. A great deal of personal devotion is displayed by all of us in working to ensure that significant and innovative projects can be launched and successfully nurtured.
The Foundation is active in various areas, from culture and affordable housing to disaster relief, education and social entrepreneurship. This broad-based approach reflects the tremendous diversity present in the Hilti Group, which employs more than 27,000 people from every culture and linguistic region in the world.
The Hilti Foundation, the Martin Hilti Family Trust and the Hilti Group pursue these projects to encourage disadvantaged people and to illustrate just how much good can come when opportunities are seized. These initiatives are also designed to give hope. Sometimes a small step, taken somewhere in the world, is all that is needed before people, families and entire societies can benefit sustainably.
For more information on the Hilti Foundation and its projects, please see: www.hiltifoundation.org
"Base builds" is one of almost 50 projects launched by the Hilti Foundation and was started by a former Hilti employee.