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Social Responsibility

Sustainable solutions to Haiti's water quality issues 3M engineer, Satish, visited Haiti in 2010 to capture a first-hand account of local water quality issues plaguing those still affected by Hurricane Katrina's aftermath. 3M is now working on the development of sustainable solutions to address the water quality in Haiti. Furthermore, 3M and employees/retirees donated $390,000 to American Red Cross® and CARE for Haiti Earthquake Relief.

In addition to aiding relief in Haiti, 3M's annual Volunteer Match donates funds to organizations where 3M employees or retirees volunteer. The 3M Foundation has donated over $2.3 million in the names of over 11,800 volunteers.

Environmental Progress

3M strives to meet today's needs while respecting the ability of future generations to meet their needs. The company takes a holistic view of environmental sustainability to develop programs addressing every aspect of 3M's business. Read more about 3M's sustainability initiatives (US, English).

Economic Progress

3M believes only by continuing to be a viable and successful enterprise can we continue to be a positive contributor to sustainable development. That said, the company runs on four principles: corporate values, sustainable growth, productivity and talent management. Read more about 3M's sustainability initiatives (US, English).