3M has a long-standing commitment to sustainability and it is a core value of our company. Our consistent industry leadership is evident in the establishment of our ground-breaking Pollution Prevention Pays program in 1975, which continues to thrive, as well as more recent initiatives, including our shift to renewable energy sources, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, increasing circular solutions and growing our skills-based volunteering programs. Together with our employees, customers, partners, governments and communities, 3M is committed to a science-based, collaborative approach to solving shared global challenges and improving lives.
In this pivotal time for our planet, our strategic Sustainability framework directs our efforts to areas biggest impact. Learn more about our commitment.
Design solutions that do more with less material, advancing a global circular economy.
Innovate to decarbonize industry, accelerate global climate solutions and improve our environmental footprint.
Create a more positive world through science, and inspire people to join us.
Starting in 2002, we published our first fully integrated GRI report following the G2 guidelines. Aimed at 3M employees, job seekers, suppliers, customers, and Sustainability media, our Annual Sustainability Report provides an externally verified picture of where the company stands in its mission to improve lives.
We’ve made substantial progress against our ambitious 2025 goals that include energy, water, and climate targets. Our goals are tracked regularly and progress updated annually in our Sustainability Report.
“At 3M we are a purpose-driven enterprise. We know that we can grow our business while collaborating to solve some of humanity’s greatest challenges. And we know that innovation isn’t innovation without sustainability.”
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, 3M
3Mgives, our global social investment arm, awarded a USD 50,000 grant to Wahana Visi Indonesia to support its Solar Panel Installation project.
The solar panels will enable more than 2,000 people in Bengkayang, West Kalimantan to access electricity. Children in the village will then be able to study with electric lights, instead of by candlelight. The installation of the solar panels started in November 2021 and will be completed for 96 houses in November 2022.