Sustainability at 3M

Addressing the challenges facing our global community today requires persistence, creativity and a child-like curiosity.  We’re on it. 

Learn what 3M is doing about it.


Our Strategy


  • Building on our long-standing leadership in environmental stewardship and commitment to customer-inspired innovation, we are focusing our Sustainability strategy on overcoming the global challenges that serve as barriers to improving every life. This means addressing challenges like energy availability and security, raw material scarcity, human health and safety, education and development, while keeping our vision for growth in mind.

    • 3M Technology Advancing Every Company
    • 3M Products Enhancing Every Home
    • 3M Innovation Improving Every Life

Goals and Progress


  • The only thing we like better than a great idea is great results. When it comes to sustainability, excellence lies in the evidence. From cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 57% to using less water and releasing fewer pollutants, our sustainability efforts are paying off. Read more.

A message from our CEO

  • Inge Thulin CEO

    "At 3M we apply science to solve customer problems, reduce environmental impact, and improve the lives of people around the world. As a purpose-driven enterprise, we are committed to working with our customers, business partners, and communities to innovate for a more sustainable future."

    Mike Roman
    Chief Executive Officer, 3M

Featured Products


  • 3M™ Smog-reducing Granules

    Specialty-coated granules are designed into roofing shingles to help remove smog pollutants and improve air quality.

  • Greener Clean Non-Scratch Scour Pad

    With 50% of the scrubbing fibers made from the agave plant, it’s a choice you can feel good about.

  • 3M™ Cubitron™ II

    Blast through more tough jobs, without breaking a sweat and without changing wheels!

  • 3M™ Novec™ 1230 Fire Protection Fluid

    Advanced clean agent fire protection – created for life.

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