As our customers, communities and operations face environmental and sustainability challenges, 3M is developing practical and ingenious solutions that curb energy use and toxic emissions, reduce use of raw materials and work to improve every life.
Whether an automotive manufacturer or supplier, your successful sustainability mission can depend on partnering with a company celebrated for sustainable practices and with the products and knowledge to help your business reach its goals.
Because of our rich company-wide culture of supporting sustainable innovations and best practices, 3M has been the recipient of the ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award for six consecutive years. We’re dedicated to helping you manage your environmental footprint and satisfy consumer preference for more sustainable products by offering a wide range of products and applications that help you:
• Lower VOC emissions
• Reduce waste and cost
• Save energy
• Increase recyclability and total life cycle analysis
Sustainability starts at home. 3M’s commitment to environmental, economic and social stewardship grew from our steadfast belief in both innovation and ethical conduct – a belief that began long before sustainability became a business watchword.
In 1975, we introduced our Pollution Prevention Pays initiative – better known as 3P – which prevented pollution at the source, in products and during manufacturing. To date, 3P has resulted in the elimination of more than 3.5 billion pounds of pollution and saved us nearly $1.5 billion. Back then, this was considered innovative thinking. We just knew it was the right thing to do.
Today, at every opportunity, we strive to reduce our environmental footprint and increase sustainability in our processes and products and in the communities we serve in the effort to maintain a strong, vibrant business and leave a rich legacy upon which future generations can build.