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Investing in a more sustainable world.

3M engages in environmental initiatives to make a positive impact on the Earth.

3Mgives invests in initiatives that foster sustainable communities. This includes projects that protect threatened ecosystems, underpin local economies, enhance livelihoods and promote science-based environmental education.


  • Enable key partners to sustainably manage and maintain at-risk habitats
  • Improve economic outcomes for indigenous peoples through green development and the promotion of green livelihoods
  • Increase the number of children receiving quality environmental learning activities

Environmental Program Highlights

Boreal Forest

Photo credit: Salty Dingo

Supporting Australian Wildlife Rescue and Carers

Since mid-2019, 3M Australia has supported the New South Wales Wildlife Information Rescue and Education Service (WIRES) as a Platinum Sponsor. The sponsorship provides funding and 3M products including personal safety equipment and 3MTM VetrapTM bandages to support the work of WIRES employees and volunteers plus products to enhance the WIRES wildlife rescue and community outreach fleet with 3M graphic and window films for vehicles.

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Conserving the heart of Canada’s Boreal Forest

3M has joined The Nature Conservancy in transforming how forest resources are managed in Canada's Boreal Forest. This project is a model for the sustainable supply of economically viable fibre, while also providing jobs for local communities. In addition, it helps protect natural and high conservation value forests and peatlands, along with the threatened species that depend on them, while also respecting the rights of Indigenous peoples and enhancing their role in direct management and decision-making.

Berau Rainforet
Partnering with the Closed Loop Fund

Through an investment in the Closed Loop Fund, 3M has joined the world’s leading companies to help municipalities develop and implement recycling programs. This landmark corporate partnership invests in solutions that help address a top environmental concern, generate needed revenue for cities, and create thousands of jobs.