Dedicated to science and innovation, 3M has taken on global challenges and developed new solutions for our customers for over 120 years. But as the needs of the world have changed, so has our commitment to leading the way forward.
As a company, we promise to improve lives by helping solve the world’s greatest challenges.
We believe in an equitable and inclusive world. We think, work, and act to drive meaningful change that endures. Together, we commit to creating a more sustainable world for future generations. We approach this work through our Strategic Sustainability Framework, which focuses 3M’s efforts on areas where we will make the greatest impact. This framework — along with our goals and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) metrics — reflects the commitment we make to thinking holistically about how our operations, people, and products contribute to a better and brighter future.
3M’s Sustainability Goals are organized within each pillar of our Strategic Sustainability Framework — Science for Circular, Science for Climate, and Science for Community.
Building on our global capabilities and diverse technologies, we apply our expertise to create bold ambitions and shape a sustainable future in our three pillars:
Design solutions that do more with less material, advancing a global circular economy.
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 operational by 2024.
Innovate to decarbonize industry, accelerate global climate solutions and improve our environmental footprint.
Create a more positive world through science and inspire people to join us.