• Improving our business, our planet, and every life.

    June 04, 2015

    Improving our business, our planet, and every life.

    – Every day, 3M innovation aims to tackle some of the world’s most pressing areas of concern. Our 2015 Sustainability Report outlines our progress and commitments toward improving every life.

    • Sustaining our planet, and our business, means protecting natural resources and empowering individuals and communities throughout the world to encourage progress. It means balancing economic, environmental and social factors while addressing global challenges. And above all else, it means uniting under a common goal: improve every life. We are committed to improving our business, our planet, and every life. Improving every life is an exciting endeavor and an ambitious one. It’s the right thing to do and core to who we are.

      3M has recently published our 2015 Sustainability Report. This Report, produced annually, provides an in-depth overview of the progress we have made toward applying 3M science to improve lives. This year, we have increased our transparency of the information we’ve learned is most important to our stakeholders, and have made the Report easier to navigate on multiple web platforms. Key recent achievements featured in the Report include:

      • Between 2002 and 2014, we voluntarily achieved a 64% absolute reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.
      • From 2010-2015, we increased on-site reuse and recycling by nearly 40%.
      • In 2014, we recycled 25% of our total water used.
      • Continuing since 1975, we have prevented more than 2 million tons of air, water and waste pollution through our visionary Pollution Prevention Pays (3P) program.
      • In 2014 alone, 15 million metric tons of CO2 were avoided for our customers through use of 3M product platforms.
      • We invested more than $80 million of cash and in-kind product donations in 2014.

      Please learn more here.