As a global company we've set out to drive workforce representation, a culture of belonging, and equitable outcomes for our employees, businesses and communities through impactful social justice, diversity, equity & inclusion, and 3Mgives initiatives.
A note from our Senior Vice President and Chief Equity Officer
“At 3M, we are dedicated to leveraging our resources and capabilities to drive greater equity in our communities, workplaces and in our business practices. I have the privilege to lead a team that was formed to drive our efforts in diversity & inclusion, social justice, philanthropy, and volunteerism. To drive sustainable impact, we will need to innovate boldly, listen to and engage with our community partners, and lead with courage and empathy to deliver on our Equity and Community commitments.”
Education and workforce development are key to racial equity, and we are investing $50 million to address racial opportunity gaps through workforce development initiatives. This commitment doubles our annual investment in STEM and Skilled Trades engagement.
We seek to ensure employees of different genders are paid the same for similar job responsibilities, and our practices are creating gender pay equity across the globe. 3M has achieved pay equity within 90% of our global employee population, and we continue to make progress toward enterprise pay equity.
In 2015, 3M set a cumulative goal across all diversity categories to double the pipeline of diverse talent in management globally from 32.6% to 65.2%. Our progress of advancing representation of Black/African American and Hispanic/Latino individuals from entry-level to senior management in our U.S. workforce is measured by the global Diversity Index.
3M set a new global, education-focused goal to advance economic equity by creating five million unique STEM and Skilled Trades learning experiences for underrepresented individuals by the end of 2025. This is meant to inspire and support future generations of innovators and scientists to seek out careers in STEM and Skilled Trades.
3M created the global Inclusion Index as a way to help measure inclusion and employees’ sense of belonging in our workplace. Based on employee survey data, the results help guide our inclusion action plans across 3M and identify additional opportunities and priorities.
To ensure that our value chain is accessible to minority and women-owned firms we’ve committed to doubling our spend with diverse suppliers in the U.S.
As we advance our social justice and equity initiatives with urgency, we know systemic change requires resources and long-term dedication. 3M created a new Equity & Community organization to support our goals and commitments to progress equity in our workplaces, business practices and communities globally. Led by James Momon, 3M’s first-ever Chief Equity Officer, this holistic and cross-functional organization connects our teams and strategies across the following areas:
Dedicated to empowering an inclusive culture by engaging and supporting 3Mers, addressing 3M’s processes to achieve more equitable outcomes and driving progress toward representation goals.
Dedicated to leading workstreams across the enterprise to address policies and practices that will advance equitable societal solutions, including supplier diversity, product development, policy advocacy and more.
While the long-lasting, equitable change 3M wants to make requires everyone to take part, it is also important to recognize the innovative and impassioned individuals who are influencing, impacting and leading the charge. Get to know some of the voices of those who are driving equitable change in our workplace, communities, and in our business practices.