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2021 Sustainability Report
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3M Sustainability – applying science to improve every life

For many years, sustainability has been one of 3M’s core values. This industry leadership is evident through a number of initiatives such as:

  • Our ground-breaking Pollution Prevention Pays program, that goes back to 1975, and continues to thrive today;
  • Our shift to renewable energy sources, through our membership of RE100, and our global headquarters running on 100% renewable electricity since March 2019;
  • Reducing our own greenhouse gas emissions, whilst developing products that help our customers reduce theirs;
  • Growing our skills-based volunteering programs as part of our Sustainability goals.

Together with our employees, customers, partners, governments and communities, 3M is committed to a science-based, collaborative approach to solving shared global challenges and improving lives.


A message from our CEO

  • Mike Roman 3M CEO biographical profile image

    “At 3M we are a purpose-driven enterprise. We know that we can grow our business while collaborating to solve some of humanity’s greatest challenges. And we know that innovation isn’t innovation without Sustainability.”

    Mike Roman
    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, 3M