How can you be involved in our Diversity & Inclusion journey?

When creating a high-performing global team, a diverse workforce is just one half of the equation. That's because diverse teams have their own sets of challenges. We're naturally drawn to those similar to us, which can lead to excluding the input of others.
It's the ability to see things through another person's eyes that gives us the perspectives needed to be creative, innovative and effective.

But this only happens when team members listen to each other and feel welcome to voice their opinions. It's called inclusion.

Globally we have various initiatives to create a great place to work for all. We foster employee resource groups and forums to generate awareness. And we encourage team members to exchange ideas and gain exposure through networking. We've also successfully sponsored mentoring programs in many organisations around the world.

Team Camps

More than 75 years ago, Martin Hilti understood how important it was for people to feel that they were creating something of significance and, were part of a successful team. The way he treated, guided and inspired people with his enthusiasm all influenced Hilti’s corporate culture. Maintaining it over the years calls for a strong corporate culture, based on core values and a mission.

Every year, we invest in our Team Camps. These are workshops for all team members world-wide, dealing just with our corporate culture. The Team Camps have three core elements: contribution to the company, team building and personal reflection. Embracing and giving feedback, inspiring each other, defining and implementing actions to enjoy our daily work together more. The most recent one, Team Camp Pit Stop Champion 2020 , had a strong focus on the topic of Inclusion.

Own It!

Own It! is our employee-led group, focused on diversity and inclusion. We simply provide the budget and a business sponsor. Then the team members decide which programs are needed to drive inclusion forward in their working location. From language lunches and meet & learn workshops to an open mentoring program, the Own It! group really allows us to meet the needs of our team members by giving them ownership of inclusion activities.

Joining the Own It! group encourages team members from different parts of the business to work together. It’s a great way for team members to develop new skills and learn from the experiences of others.

External Networking

Catalyst is the leading nonprofit organization aiming to accelerate progress for women through workplace inclusion. It supports mindset change by publishing pioneering research, tools and thought leadership for the world’s leading companies to build workplaces where everyone can succeed. Catalyst has been dedicated to changing the world one workplace at a time for more than 50 years.
Hilti started a global partnership with Catalyst in 2014 and we’ve continuously used their research and supportive structure to develop our own inclusion journey.  To speed up the pace, Catalyst created the Catalyst CEO Champions For Change, an initiative that brings together more than 40 global CEOs and senior leaders who are visibly supportive of diversity and inclusion by driving it in their organizations. We’re proud to have been chosen as a founding partner of this initiative. Together with Catalyst and other global companies, we’re accelerating diversity, inclusion and gender equality within our organization. 


Dealing with unconscious Bias

We developed our ‘Beyond Bias’ workshops to deal with the topic of unconscious bias with our team leaders across the globe. By connecting these workshops to key assessment processes like people development or recruitment, we suppoert leaders to improve their self-reflection and become more aware of their own biases. This helps them to make more objective and better decisions.

The next phase in this learning journey is to explore the challenges and opportunities which come with leading mixed teams. We’re aiming to understand our people better and respond flexibly to their needs.

What we do

Discover what we do as a business to make Diversity & Inclusion part of our everyday lives.

"Everybody is so nice! The Diversity in here, the inclusion of people from all over the world, it doesn't matter what your nationality is, your colour - we all share the same goal!"

Sam Keung - Business Development Manager - Shanghai