• Sharing a Common Goal: Improving Every Life

    June 26, 2015

    Ocean Goals
    Sharing a Common Goal: Improving Every Life

    See the goals 3M has set for the next 10 years toward improving our business, our planet, and every life.

    • Setting goals to drive Sustainability progress is nothing new at 3M. We have been setting global environmental goals since 1990. A strong part of our company history, these goals have helped dramatically reduce our own environmental footprint and established us as a leader in environmental stewardship. Moving forward, we are proud to expand beyond our own operations by focusing more on supporting the Sustainability goals and needs of our customers and our communities.

      Our ambition, working collaboratively, is to realize a world where every life is improved – where natural resources are reliably available, people everywhere have access to education and opportunity, and communities are safe, healthy, connected and thriving.

      We have framed our goals and plans for the next 10 years around shared global challenges, toward realizing that world in the future. Recognizing the interconnections and overlap of the commitments we’re making and their impact on multiple challenges, we have organized our efforts by the primary challenge each goal is working to overcome. Unless otherwise noted, all goals are global, have a 2015 baseline, and a 2025 end date. A few of our 2025 goals include

      • Invest to develop more sustainable materials and products to help our customers reach their environmental goals.
      • Engage 100% of water-stressed/scarce communities where 3M manufactures on community-wide approaches to water management.
      • Increase renewable energy to 25% of total electricity use.
      • Help our customers reduce their GHGs by 250 million tons of CO2 equivalent emissions through use of 3M products.
      • Provide training to 5 million people globally on worker and patient safety.
      • Double the pipeline of diverse talent in management to build a diverse workforce.