- 3M (NYSE:MMM) Publishes 2014 Sustainability Report - 3M (NYSE:MMM) Publishes 2014 Sustainability Report

The report highlights the company's sharpened focus on key sustainability challenges
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 11:40am

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CONTENT: Press Release

May 27, 2014 /3BL Media/ - 3M today releases its 2014 Sustainability Report, highlighting its new Sustainability Center of Excellence, results of a global stakeholder survey and case studies on its sustainability-focused products.

The report features a more user-friendly experience and interactive content, and also includes an executive summary of the company’s strategy, a description of key global sustainability challenges, and an overview of progress towards the UN Global Compact’s 10 principles. 3M has published a sustainability report in alignment with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) framework since 2002.

Highlights from the report include:

  • The formation of the Sustainability Center of Excellence which accelerates the integration of sustainability into business strategies across the company.
  • Recognition from U.S. EPA Energy Star Sustained Excellence Program for the 10th consecutive year, an industry first.
  • Donations of more than $61 million in cash and products to non-profit organizations in 2013.
  • Included and recognized by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the 14th consecutive year — listed on the DJSI World and North America index every year since its inception.
  • Case studies featuring the company’s sustainability-focused products including energy efficient films for tablets, air-barrier building solutions and Post-it® Super Sticky Greener Notes.   
  • Current sustainability progress:
    • Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 57 percent (absolute) from 2002-2013 baseline - nearly 100 million metric tons indexed to net sales.
    • Recycling or reusing approximately 50 percent of total waste generated annually.
    • Water conservation plans in place for 3M sites located in water stressed/scarce areas.

To learn more about sustainability at 3M and to download the full report, visit

About 3M
3M 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. 3M is the innovation company that never stops inventing. With $31 billion in sales, 3M employs 89,000 people worldwide and has operations in more than 70 countries. For more information, visit or follow @3MNews on Twitter.