Environmental Sustainability

3M has a long-standing commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainability. We have been a consistent industry leader in addressing sustainability issues, beginning with the establishment of our Pollution Prevention Pays program in 1975 and extending to our ambitious 2025 Sustainability Goals.

Setting and implementing global environmental policies, management systems, and key performance metrics enables 3M to continually integrate and drive environmental stewardship in our business groups globally, assuring consistency and innovative environmental thinking. As reflected by our environmental performance indicators and 2025 Sustainability Goals, environmental stewardship is a core corporate commitment backed by decades of proven performance.

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Social Responsibility

At 3M we strive to improve every life, act with uncompromising integrity, and ask question after question to develop innovative solutions with a purpose. We believe in growing our business by enabling action and impact on some of humanity’s greatest challenges.

We are committed to an equitable and inclusive culture and work to reflect the diversity of our global customers, suppliers and channel partners, building on each individual employee’s abilities and backgrounds.

3M helps build sustainable communities through strategic investments and the thoughtful involvement of 3M businesses, facilities, and employees worldwide, who volunteer and leverage their skills and experience to make a difference.

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Governance

Our corporate governance principles govern how we do business daily, enabling us to outperform and lead the way to sustainable growth. They provide a framework that defines the roles, rights, and responsibilities of different groups within the organization, the Board’s role in risk oversight, public policy engagement, and 3M’s commitment to the environment and society.

3M believes that good corporate governance practices serve the long-term interests of stockholders, strengthen the Board and management, and further enhance the public trust 3M has earned from more than a century of operating with uncompromising integrity and doing business the right way.

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