We’ve Been Setting and Meeting Goals for 25 Years

 

We’ve Been Setting and Meeting Goals for 25 Years

 

We’ve Been Setting and Meeting Goals for 25 Years

 

Goals & Progress

Setting goals to drive progress towards sustainability is nothing new at 3M. We have been setting environmental goals since 1990. These goals have helped 3M dramatically reduce its environmental footprint. Moving forward, our sustainability goals will further align and strengthen our focus on the social aspects of sustainability. Our next set of goals will be announced soon, but you can see what we’ve already accomplished by reading below.


Recent Accomplishments

 

  • With industries ranging from healthcare to electronics to automotive, we invent technologies that make daily life easier, safer and more fulfilling. Some of the recent ways in which we’ve applied our ideas and innovation for a more sustainable future include the following:

     

    • In 2014 we earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR® award for our worldwide energy-conservation efforts. This was the 10th consecutive year 3M received the honor, an industry first. We were also once again listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index – a credit we’ve had since its inception in 1999.
    • We have developed and launched an increasing number of sustainability-focused products, including energy-efficient films for tablets, Post-it® Greener Notes, air-barrier building solutions, Envision® graphics films, 360 Encompass™ health information system, and an energy-saving, award-winning LED technology.
    • The continued success of our Pollution Prevention Pays program, which has prevented nearly 2 million tons of air, water and waste pollution, and the reduction of our global greenhouse gas emissions by 57 percent from 2002 to 2013 on an absolute basis (even as the company sales grew 30 percent over the same period of time).
    • Ongoing support to protect and restore vital ecosystems around the world. By working with partners such as The Nature Conservancy, the 3M Foundation has provided more than $21 million to preserve more than 1 million acres.
    • More than $61.6 million in global cash and in-kind product donations in 2013. View more 3M Community Involvement.
    • In early 2014, we joined the United Nations Global Compact. While 3M has always acted in accordance with the core values represented by the Compact, we are proud to formalize our commitment to its 10 principles in the areas of human rights, labor, environmental and anti-corruption and to grow our partnership with the organization.

     

Other 3M Sites:
Shop3M