At 3M, we apply science in collaborative ways to improve lives daily as our employees connect with customers all around the world.
The world around us is changing rapidly. People need to continue to come together to create a more positive future where everyone can thrive. More than ever, we need science. The resilience of our planet, our people, and our economy depend on it. At 3M, we believe we can help. That is why we are committed to our three priority areas — Science for Circular, Science for Climate, and Science for Community — and it is why we are keeping stakeholder priorities top of mind as we reinvent the products, processes, and systems that will help solve the world’s greatest challenges.
1 year ago - 3M, The Estée Lauder Companies, Google and Novo Nordisk have been announced as winners of the RE100 Leadership Awards 2021, at a special ceremony at Climate Week NYC.
2 years ago - At Sustainable Brands’ latest Just Brands event, experts from across the spectrum of business discussed corporate efforts to support diversity, equity, inclusion and justice issues — and how stakeholders will no longer tolerate a gap between commitments and actions.
2 years ago - 3M's new climate goals culminate in climate neutrality by 2050. We talked with Gayle Schueller, 3M’s VP and Chief Sustainability Officer, to gain more insight into the company’s approach to the ‘balancing act’ of sustainability goal-setting.
2 years ago - As the US formally rejoins the Paris Agreement, a coalition of communities, businesses and institutions will play critical role in supporting an ambitious new US climate target and mobilizing whole-of-society climate action.
2 years ago - The power of authentic purpose comes from integrating it into an organization such that it generates shared value for all stakeholders. Here are my suggestions for organizations to define and integrate a truly authentic, activated purpose.
2 years ago - 3M today announced it expects to invest approximately $1 billion over the next 20 years to accelerate new environmental goals: achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, reduce water use by 25% at its facilities, and return higher quality water to the environment after use in manufacturing operations.
3 years ago - The American Forest Foundation’s new program harnesses the collective potential of smaller US landowners to help them participate in carbon markets and carbon-credit schemes — not only benefiting them, but helping the companies that support them fuel the fight against climate change.
3 years ago - It’s during moments of great difficulty that our authentic selves shine through — and the same is true for companies. Long after the COVID-19 crisis passes, the world won’t forget the values-driven companies that led with a conscience. The time is now to decide: How will your brand be remembered?
3 years ago - While the government stalls under pressure to provide necessary aid to the millions affected by COVID-19, a silver lining to this pandemic is being revealed as more and more businesses exemplify efforts to put people before profit.
3 years ago - LGBT employees still lack proper legal protection in more than half of all US states. But according to recent research, there is no doubt that LGBT-inclusive companies attract better talent and decrease employee turnover.
3 years ago - New partnerships for forest and clean-air restoration, along with over 50 new adoptees of science-based emissions-reduction targets lead us into a week full of business sustainability commitments for Climate Week 2019.
3 years ago - The new Statement outlines a modern standard for corporate responsibility; while framed in the context of the US, it should serve as a new standard for business globally.
3 years ago - From early-stage startups to college students to grade-school prodigies, 3M, the Biomimicry Institute and Unilever continue to mine the latest, greatest minds for the next sustainability innovations.
3 years ago - As part of its commitment to apply science to improve every life, 3M announced today that the company has joined the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Circular Economy 100 (CE100).
4 years ago - Human capital issues increasingly important area for corporate leadership, as market participants call for greater transparency.
4 years ago - JUST Capital and Forbes today released the 2018 list of America’s Most JUST Companies, an annual ranking of the 1,000 largest publicly traded US corporations on the issues Americans care about most, including fair pay and good benefits, customer treatment and privacy, beneficial products, environmental impact, job creation, and community support in the US and abroad, as well as ethical leadership and long-term financial growth.
4 years ago - US-based multinational 3M launches approximately 1,000 new products each year; starting in 2019, 100 percent of them will have sustainability built in: Today, at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP24), 3M announced its first formal requirement that, beginning in 2019, all new products will include a Sustainability Value Commitment that demonstrates how they drive impact for the greater good.
4 years ago - 3,000+ brand and innovation leaders to convene June 3-6 at SB’19 Detroit SAN FRANCISCO, November 27, 2018 – Sustainable Brands® recently released the event brochure for its annual flagship conference: SB’19 Detroit. More than 3,000 business leaders are expected to gather June 3-6, 2019 at the Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan to learn how brands can stay relevant by delivering the Good Life consumers seek today, marked by balanced simplicity and connections to family, community and the environment.
4 years ago - “Purpose” is one of three critical dimensions of overall reputation, according to the 2018 Porter Novelli/Cone Purpose Premium Index: How Companies Can Unlock Reputational Gains by Leading with Purpose.
4 years ago - Last year, the Sustainable Brands community gathered around the world throughout the year to share insights on how they – and their customers – were “redefining the good life.” This year, the conversation has progressed from the ‘what’ to the ‘how’ of designing the sustainable future in which we all want to live.