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We do business the right way

  • We believe that good corporate governance practices serve the long-term interests of shareholders, strengthen 3M’s Board of Directors and management, and further enhance the trust 3M has earned from the public over more than a century of operating with uncompromising integrity and doing business the right way. Our corporate governance principles govern how we do business daily, enabling us to outperform and lead the way to sustainable growth.

Sustainability governance

  • Our robust sustainability governance structure includes oversight by our Board of Directors, which receives regular sustainability updates and reviews related risks as part of 3M’s enterprise risk program. The Science, Technology & Sustainability Committee of the Board of Directors has primary oversight responsibility of 3M’s sustainability and stewardship activities, including environmental and product stewardship efforts, environmental, health and safety, and legal and regulatory compliance. 3M’s Environmental Responsibility and Sustainability Committee, comprising top 3M executive management, provides leadership, oversight, and strategy for sustainability and develops and monitors adherence with related policies and procedures.

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