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Long before the concept of sustainability came to the forefront of corporate consciousness, 3M served as a leader for reducing its impact on the environment while conserving resources through its breakthrough Pollution Prevention Pays program. What began as a pioneering concept more than 30 years ago continues today, because sustainability is integral to 3M’s values. 

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Press Piece
May 2018

Building on its decades-long record of sustainability leadership, 3M announced today that it has formed the Sustainability and Product Stewardship Organization. The organization will be led by Dr. Gayle Schueller, vice president and chief sustainability officer, 3M Research...

Press Piece
May 2018

Bloomberg and the China Center for International Economic Exchanges announced that 3M is one of 11 founding partners of the New Economy Forum that will be held Nov. 6-8, 2018 in Beijing, China.

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News & Views
Apr 2018

A team of students from North Dakota State University took the top prize last week at 3M’s Disruptive Design Challenge in St. Paul, Minnesota.

The Disruptive Design Challenge was developed to expose and...

News & Views
Mar 2018

Corporate action to tackle the mounting problem of ocean plastics is on the rise with new commitments and cross-industry initiatives cropping up regularly. Kimberly-Clark, ...

Press Piece
Jan 2018

Fortune has named 12 Sustainable Brands Members to its 2018 list of Worlds Most Admired Companies.

The list ranks companies based on their reputation among business leaders, and is gathered through surveys with executives across more than 50 industries....

News & Views
Dec 2017

JUST Capital, a nonprofit research organization, and Forbes have released the 2017 edition of the JUST 100 List, which ranks publicly traded companies in the US on their performance to act on the...

Press Piece
Oct 2017

As the global population continues to grow and put unprecedented strains on resources, infrastructure and the environment, it has never been more important for businesses to collaborate on finding solutions to the sustainability challenges facing the world. On October 11, 3M Canada is bringing together some of the leading thinkers on...

News & Views
Oct 2017

With 8 million tonnes of plastic entering the ocean each year, we urgently need to change the way we make and use plastics, so that they don’t become waste in the first place. A host of announcements from major CPG companies and NGOs today from the Our Ocean 2017 conference...

News & Views
Jun 2017

Supplier collaboration and sustainability can drive innovation and growth in top supply chains, but only 43 percent of suppliers feel fully empowered to collaborate with their partners, says new research from ...

News & Views
Jun 2017

Back in January, CDP released its annual Global Supply Chain Report 2017, highlighting the work of businesses around the world in helping reduce global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In 2016...

Press Piece
May 2017

3M Taiwan, one of the over 70 subsidiaries of the multinational corporation 3M Company, outperforms its Asian peers in energy saving, waste reduction, and water conservation, according to 3M's annual internal report on each subsidiary's environmental protection achievements.

In 2016, 3M Taiwan cut its electricity usage by 45 million kWh...

Press Piece
Dec 2016

3M Canada has become the first organization in Canada to receive ISO 50001 Enterprise Level Certification as part of its ongoing commitment to sustainability, including energy management initiatives to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse emissions. This milestone achievement comes after two more 3M Canada facilities received their...

News & Views
Dec 2016

Members of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR) announced today that they have sent letters to over 100 publicly held companies – including Adobe, Boeing,...

News & Views
Nov 2016

In the aftermath of the U.S. presidential election, the Facebook pages of most people who care about sustainability read like a grief or suicide support group. Amidst the weeping and gnashing of teeth, there is a sense of everyone looking forward to the next election in two or four years.

While I understand the sentiment...

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