3M’s corporate Purpose expresses our ambition to leverage our passion for science to reimagine what’s possible. Together with our Promise and Principles, it drives and informs our approach to sustainability.
As we build on our global capabilities and diverse technologies, we apply our expertise to advance our impact and shape a sustainable future within our Strategic Sustainability Framework and its three organizing pillars: Science for Circular, Science for Climate, and Science for Community. Within these pillars, we build partnerships, implement projects, and develop processes that move us forward in the areas where we can make the greatest impact.
Our sustainability goals reflect our deepened commitment to going beyond compliance and thinking holistically about how our operations and products affect the world and every life in it.
For 3M’s global manufacturing operations, enhance the quality of water returned to the environment from industrial processes by 2030.3,4 Our initial focus is on implementing state-of-the-art water purification technology at the largest water use locations globally and having them fully operational by 2024