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Annual 3M Sustainability Report

Applying science to improve every life

Sustainability is at the heart of 3M innovation. We are driven by our core purpose: Growing our business by collaborating to solve some of humanity’s greatest challenges.


A message from our CEO

  • "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

Our Strategy

In this pivotal time for our planet, our strategic Sustainability framework directs our efforts to areas biggest impact. Learn more about our commitment.

  • Greener Clean Scour Pad
    Science for Circular

    Design solutions that do more with less material, advancing a global circular economy.

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    Science for Climate

    Innovate to decarbonize industry, accelerate global climate solutions and improve our environmental footprint.


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    Science for Community

    Create a more positive world through science, and inspire people to join us.


Sustainability at 3M

  • We've made substantial progress against our ambitious 2025 goals that include energy, water, and climate targets. Our goals are tracked regularly and progress updated annually in our Sustainability Report.

  • At 3M, we apply science to improve lives. Sustainability drives our purpose-driven innovation across may industries. Find out more about how 3M's diverse global products are helping drive change for the greater good.

  • Check out the latest stories about how 3M's people, products, and technology are changing the world. Learn more about 3M's sustainable innovation.