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3M CANADA FIRST IN COUNTRY TO EARN ISO 500001 WITH HIGHEST SEP DESIGNATION


LONDON ON (October 15, 2012) – 3M Canada today proudly announces the accredited registration of its Brockville, Ontario tape manufacturing facility to the ISO 50001 international standard and the Superior Energy Performance (SEP) program at the highest level, platinum, for its energy efficiency accomplishments. At the state of the art Brockville manufacturing site, 3M produces masking tape which is distributed for global consumption. 3M Canada is the first in the country to earn this high honour, and only the second in the world.

The plant’s Energy Management System (EnMS) has met the requirements of ISO 50001, which is a voluntary international standard promoting energy management in businesses. Implementation of the ISO 50001 standard aids organizations in reducing energy use through sharing industry best practices, measurement and reporting disciplines, and promoting energy efficiency throughout supply chain operations. The SEP designation indicates additional energy management and performance verification requirements have been met, either at the highest level of Platinum, the next level of Gold, and the lowest level of Silver.

“At 3M Canada, energy efficiency and energy management is a major priority in our offices, research laboratories, and especially in our manufacturing facilities,” said Paul Madden, President and General Manager, 3M Canada. “We’re so proud to be the first company in Canada to earn the honour of ISO 50001 with Superior Energy Performance at the Platinum level and are sincerely thankful to the Ministry of Natural Resources for all their support.”

3M Canada would also like to recognize Enbridge Gas Distribution, Hydro One Networks and Energy Performance Services for their involvement in achieving this great honour.

About 3M Canada

Established in 1951, 3M Canada Company was one of the first international subsidiaries opened by 3M and remains one of the largest. 3M Canada’s head office and original manufacturing site is in London, Ontario where approximately half of the company’s 1,800 employees work. Other locations include Toronto, Brockville, and Perth, Ontario; and Morden, Manitoba. Globally, 3M has operations in more than 65 countries and captures the spark of new ideas and transforms them into thousands of ingenious products. Our culture of creative collaboration inspires a never-ending stream of powerful technologies that make life better.

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