Sustainability

Sustainability

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

Our 2023 Sustainability Report highlights our advancement of key sustainability topics and demonstrates our commitment to living our Purpose to Shape What Matters For Tomorrow. Read our 2023 Sustainability Report to learn more about new disclosures related to Scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions, health and safety, and human resources, and our overall progress to embed sustainability practices into how we do business.

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Hillenbrand 2023 Sustainability Report Cover

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
Sustainability Model

Ratings and Recognition

MSW Quality Score

In 2023, Hillenbrand received a rating of AA (on a scale of AAA-CCC) in the MSCI ESG Ratings assessment.

Beginning in 2/2022, Hillenbrand received a “1” score in Governance and retained this score throughout the year.

Our Continued Journey and Commitment

Bloomberg Sustainable Development Goals Women's Empowerment Principles GRI SASB Un Global Compact Women on boards logo UNCAC at 20: Uniting the World Against Corruption Logo Reuters Event logo
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Materiality Assessment: How We Think About Sustainability

As new global challenges continue to emerge and with significant changes to our portfolio, in 2023 we released our second materiality assessment to understand which sustainability topics are most important to our internal and external stakeholders. In the face of changing practices and requirements, we chose to perform a double-materiality assessment to generate greater insights into key sustainability topics that are material1 to us and how that impacts society and the environment.

1 The use of “material” or “materiality” on this page is not related to, or intended to convey, matters or facts that could be deemed “material” to a reasonable investor as referred to under U.S. securities laws or similar requirements of other jurisdictions.

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