STIHL is a family-owned business with roots in forestry that stretch back nearly 100 years. Everything we do has always been focused on people, nature, and their power to grow. That is what drives us – and what we want to keep driving forward.
We want to keep the STIHL Group ready for the future. To continue making sure that this is the case, and to ensure that we do business sustainably throughout the value chain, we need to incorporate the corresponding sustainability criteria in all of our decision-making processes.
»As a globally operating family-owned business, we are aware of our function as a role model and are actively living up to it. For nearly 100 years now, STIHL has been taking responsibility and making an important contribution to the environment and society.«Dr. Bertram KandzioraChairman of the Executive Board
(until Jan. 31, 2022)
»Making a sustainable corporate culture a reality affects the entire business. By working together across departmental and divisional boundaries – from development, procurement, and production, to the sale and use of our products – we will master the transformation.«Michael TraubChairman of the Executive Board
(since Feb. 1, 2022)
»We are conducting research on innovative technologies and are developing the products of tomorrow – for maximum performance and a positive environmental footprint. By doing so, we are claiming our spot at the top of the global competition«Anke KleinschmitResearch and Development
»With our eyes on the overriding goal of climate neutrality, we are continually optimizing our processes to ensure energy-efficient value and supply chains that are socially fair and conserve resources.«Martin SchwarzManufacturing and Materials
»The progress in digitalization offers a wide range of opportunities to ensure our competitiveness in global markets in the long term. We are investing globally in the future at STIHL and are seizing the opportunities of tomorrow.«Karl AnglerFinance and Information Technology
»Sustainable success as an organization is only possible with our people. That is why STIHL Group companies support employees in their professional development over the long term and offer attractive working conditions – with an eye toward the future as well.«Dr. Michael ProchaskaHuman Resources and Legal Affairs
»Acting sustainably is an essential part of the STIHL brand – it is what we stand for, and it is what drives us. We will continue inspiring our customers with innovative products going forward, and we will remain true to our proven premium quality.«Norbert PickMarketing and Sales
The STIHL Group develops, manufactures, and distributes outdoor power equipment for forestry, agriculture, landscaping, construction, and discerning consumers. The product range is complemented by digital solutions and services. The products are sold to end users through authorized servicing dealers and through STIHL’s own online shops, which are slated for international expansion in the years ahead. The STIHL Group’s sales network consists of 42 sales and marketing companies, approximately 120 importers, and more than 55,000 independent, authorized dealers. The Group has manufacturing operations around the world in seven countries: Germany, Brazil, Switzerland, Austria, China, the U.S., and the Philippines. STIHL has been the world’s top-selling chainsaw brand since 1971. The STIHL Group was founded in 1926 and is based in Waiblingen near Stuttgart, Germany.
billion euros in revenue
fiscal year 2021
as of late 2021
people can buy STIHL
This publication is the first STIHL Sustainability Report. It outlines our sustainability strategy and our sustainability targets, as well as our sustainability activities in 2021. Unless stated otherwise, all figures relate to the German STIHL locations (The founding company ANDREAS STIHL AG & Co. KG with eight locations in Waiblingen, Fellbach, Ludwigsburg, Weinsheim, and Wiechs am Randen, as well as the distribution center in Dieburg), along with all international STIHL production companies (U.S., Brazil, Austria, Switzerland, and China) and the ZAMA Group, with subsidiaries in China, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Japan, and the U.S. The STIHL Group’s international sales companies are not yet covered in this report, but will be included in the medium term.
The report complies with the Sustainability Report Standards of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI Standards). You can find the GRI content index in the PDF document.Read PDF
All forward-looking statements in this report were based on assumptions valid as of the editorial deadline. The actual results and developments may vary. The next STIHL Sustainability Report is scheduled for publication in early 2023.