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.
Behind us lies a year of multiple, concurrent crises, the likes of which we had never seen before. The coronavirus pandemic, material shortages, and a lack of skilled labor had already put STIHL to the test. And then came the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
»Shaping a sustainable future is an obligation for us all. I firmly believe that we have the tools to drive forward the transformation of both ourselves and our customers toward even more sustainability by thinking and acting together.«Michael TraubChairman of the Executive Board
(since Feb. 1, 2022)
»Sustainability is the environment, business – and people. Our employees are a key success factor. That’s why we help them to help STIHL develop for the long term, so that they grow with us, and we with them.«Dr. Michael ProchaskaHuman Resources and Legal Affairs
»We’re growing without forgetting our roots. Seizing the opportunities of transformation and investing globally, with an eye to the future, are what set STIHL apart as a sustainable business.«Karl AnglerFinance and Information Technology
(until Jul. 31, 2022)
»Quality, innovation, and reliability are what our customers expect from STIHL. We have had lasting success in the market because we meet these very expectations with our products and services.«Norbert PickMarketing and Sales
(until Dec. 31, 2022)
»Good corporate governance is the basis for our sustainable development. We know where we stand and where we want to go. We’re creating the right structures and processes to get there, and we’re taking everyone who works here along for the ride.«Ingrid JägeringFinance and Controlling
(since Aug. 1, 2022)
»We develop products that combine performance and responsibility, for technology with reasonable environmental footprint. Our customers get sustainable innovations – and STIHL ensures its leading competitive position.«Anke KleinschmitResearch and Development
»The most resource-efficient and climate-friendly production methods possible, embedded in a socially responsible value and supply chain – we are constantly growing better with that goal in mind.«Martin SchwarzManufacturing and Materials
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, Switzerland, Austria, Brazil, the U.S., China, and the Philippines. STIHL has been the world’s topselling chainsaw brand since 1971. The STIHL Group was founded in 1926 and is based in Waiblingen near Stuttgart, Germany.
billion euros in revenue
worldwide in fiscal year 2022
employees Group-wide as of late 2022
people can buy STIHL
About this report
This publication is the second STIHL Sustainability Report. The report was prepared in accordance with the Sustainability Reporting Standards of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) for the period from January 1, 2022, to December 31, 2022.Open in PDF
It outlines our sustainability strategy and our sustainability targets, as well as our sustainability activities in 2022. The consolidated group covered in the Sustainability Report differs from the one covered in the STIHL Annual Report. Unless stated otherwise, all data relates to the operating German STIHL locations (the founding company of the STIHL Group, 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 and the U.S. company CS COSMOS STIHL Manufacturing Inc., which was founded in late 2022, are not yet covered in this report, but will be included in the medium term. The Sustainability Report was published in digital form in May 2023 and is available in German and English. It was not subjected to external assurance. 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 2024.