Shaping a Sustainable World

Because we make what matters, it matters how we make it. We are committed to positively impacting the environments in which we operate through our people, products, and partnerships.

Overview: A Culture of Continuous Improvement

Sustainability is integrated into how we do business through the Hillenbrand Operating Model. Our sustainability framework (pictured) incorporates the primary topics that our stakeholders have deemed material from our 2019 materiality assessment, with the addition of energy and emissions. These are mapped to the categories of Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG) to communicate how we think about and report on these key aspects of our business.

For us, sustainability is more than a concept: it is a part of our culture of continuous improvement and leadership. We are proud of our accomplishments, and yet we recognize that there is more work to be done. We will continue to increase transparency and accountability while driving results across the organization.

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Our Commitment: Make It Matter

Hillenbrand is committed to being a company where the positive impacts of our people, products, and partnerships help better the environments in which we operate. This includes meeting the needs of the present, making improvements for future generations, and using our position to drive change and positively impact the world around us.

We push each other to perform at our best, listening and acting with the care and respect that unites us. By embracing our individuality and trusting in each other’s strengths, we stand as one by standing together.

Key Initiatives:

  • Engaging our associates through our Purpose
  • CEO Diversity Commitment
  • Business Resource Groups
  • DEI transparency and reporting

We strive to safely manufacture the future for a planet that depends on the mission-critical thinking of an organization that plans, operates, and leads with integrity. We have been the muscle that keeps the world moving for decades. And we won’t stop.

Key Initiatives:

  • Alternative materials
  • Investments in clean technology, Innovative and tailored solutions
  • Collaborative research and key partnerships

We are problem solvers with a passion for our customers. Our tailor-made solutions open new possibilities for everyone we serve. We believe this can be achieved while also reducing our environmental impact, streamlining our operational efficiency, and creating a more sustainable way of doing business.

Key Initiatives:

  • Partnership strategy tied to Core Values and Purpose
  • Building a pipeline for women in STEM
  • Encouraging innovation around plastics
  • Leveraging partnerships for talent attraction

Our Continued Journey and Commitment

Bloomberg Sustainable Development Goals Women's Empowerment Principles GRI SASB Un Global Compact

Key Performance Indicators

Hillenbrand tracks progress across a wide variety of metrics, from Environmental, Social, and Governance, to Economics and Health & Safety. This snapshot showcases the numbers at the heart of our sustainability story, which is shared in greater detail in this year’s report.

View 2021 Sustainability Executive Summary
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Materiality Assessment: How We Think About Sustainability

Hillenbrand has proactively engaged with key external and internal stakeholders to identify the sustainability-related topics most important to our business. Working with an independent consultant, we performed a materiality assessment in 2019 and looked to the Global Reporting Initiative and the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) principles as models in our selection of topics and stakeholders. We plan to periodically revisit this assessment.

View Materiality Assessment