3Mgives promotes stronger and more sustainable communities through product donations and our most impactful resource, our people.
3M has a sound record of achievement in corporate responsibility, but we continually strive to improve our performance and address the ongoing challenges and opportunities. We are committed to sustainable development through a proactive approach to environmental protection, social responsibility and strong economic progress. We also play an active role in the communities where we have manufacturing plants or offices.
At 3M we believe that commercial success and corporate responsibility are inseparable, so we are committed to making a fitting contribution to the communities in which we have plants or offices. Our award-winning 3Mgives community programme in the UK and Ireland is not about reacting to general requests for cash donations - it is a proactive programme focused on those areas where we believe our contribution can make a real difference. We aim to support organisations that help communities help themselves.
Our community programme encompasses partnering with schools local to our major sites, visits to (and the use of) 3M facilities and encouragement of employee volunteering - particularly STEM Ambassadors.
3M employees are entitled to take one work day per year to participate in a 3Mgives volunteering project. However, where specific projects require a more prolonged community involvement, additional time may be allowed at the discretion of line management. Ideally, 3Mgives volunteering projects should be associated with STEM education and/or sustainable living.
Through our 3Mgives Care&Share scheme, we support our employees’ active participation in fund-raising for UK charities registered with the Charity Commission, or those recognised by the Inland Revenue as charitable. Fund-raising efforts are matched pound-for-pound up to a total of £100 per employee per financial year.