Building a more sustainable world
Building a more sustainable world

3M leverages science to create a brighter future. See 2022 performance data, maps, and charts in our ESG metrics, as well as full details of our programs, processes, and partnerships in our 2023 Global Impact Report. 


Applying science to improve every life

3M has a long-standing commitment to sustainability and it is a core value of our company. Our consistent industry leadership is evident in the establishment of our ground-breaking Pollution Prevention Pays program in 1975, which continues to thrive, as well as more recent initiatives, including our shift to renewable energy sources, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, increasing circular solutions and growing our skills-based volunteering programs. 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. 

Our Strategy

Learn more about 3M's Strategy

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

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    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

  • Each year since 2011, 3M has produced a report that captures the state of Sustainability in all facets of the company’s business, in all corners of the world. Aimed at 3M employees, job seekers, suppliers, customers, and Sustainability media, it provides an externally verified picture of where the company stands in its mission to improve every life.

  • 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.

  • Sustainability News

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

A message from our CEO

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    "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