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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.

3M recognized early that doing business in new, smarter ways would not only create a more viable company—it could also enable us to meet our social responsibilities and reduce our impact on the environment, two objectives integral to ethical business conduct. Sustainability is a natural extension of our values. Today, we are building on more than 70 years of practices that support economic, social, and environmental sustainability.

Our vision is simple: we want to help meet the needs of society today while respecting the ability of future generations to meet their needs. We are guided by three strategic principles that make sustainability implicit in everything we do:

Economic Success: We build lasting customer relationships by developing differentiated, practical, and ingenious solutions to their sustainability challenges.

Environmental Stewardship: We provide practical solutions and products to address our environmental challenges for ourselves and our customers.

Social Responsibility: We engage key stakeholders in dialogue and take action to improve our sustainability performance.

With $27 billion in sales, 3M employs about 80,000 people worldwide and has operations in more than 65 countries. For more information, visit or follow @3MNews on Twitter.