• Harnessing the power of the sun—and our employees—to make an impact.

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    • Our employees love making a difference—especially when they can apply science and innovation to change lives. We’re proud of their efforts and have committed to helping them change their world outside of work.

      Because 3M is dedicated to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, we wanted to empower our employees to do the same. And what better way than harnessing the power of the sun?

      By partnering with the World Wildlife Fund and four other companies, 3M negotiated a significant discount for employees on services and materials to create solar-powered homes. The program gave them the resources they needed to make a sustainable change to the way they live and the impact they have on the environment. It offered installation services, equipment and financing options. Best of all, it was available to family and friends, as well.

      In addition, the solar PV systems available to our employees could be requested with 3M components such as 3M™ Scotchshield™ Backsheet Film, 3M™ Solar Encapsulant Film, 3M™ Solar Tapes and 3M™ Anti-Reflection Coating. So whether at work or at home, they know that 3M is dedicated to bettering their lives.

      After the first seven months of this program, more than 70 employees had solar PV systems installed in their homes and 443 more were registered to have their homes evaluated.

      We think that’s a great start—and the sign of a very powerful future.