New sustainability standards for water treatment products were developed by 3M and partners to help keep your water clean and clear
You expect the water that comes out of your faucet to be safe to drink. And you should. But have you ever thought about the products responsible for keeping your water clean? Most people don’t give a second thought to what is behind the clear liquid that is so vital to their lives. Luckily you don’t need to, because 3M has already taken care of it.
As a leader in the water filtration industry, 3M knows that having clean water is only half the battle. It is just as important that drinking water treatment products are made sustainably to ensure that our water will be safe long into the future. In partnership with the Water Quality Association and other industry manufacturers, 3M and other task force members helped develop a new suite of sustainability standards for these products.
These sustainability standards were created to give consumers and other stakeholders more information about their water filtration products. They examine social responsibility, environmental policies and supplier performance. They also focus on the raw material sourcing, manufacturing and end-of-life management of these treatment products. By taking the entire product lifecycle into account, these standards ensure that sustainable practices are used throughout.
After these sustainability standards were created, 3M products were the first in the industry to be certified. This included six 3M™, 3M™ Aqua-Pure™ and 3M™ Water Factory Systems™ Water Filtration Products.
We are committed to being a leader in sustainability and helping lift overall industry practices. Now you can drink up without worrying one drop.