3M Impact Global tackles sustainability projects in Peru
Sep 14, 2022

After a two-year pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 3M Impact Global has returned. 3M Impact Global is a skills-based volunteer service program that supports 3Mers who want to share their talents to make a positive impact on the world. 

Teams of 3M participants travel to a different country for two weeks, where they work with host community organizations that focus on 3M priority challenges aligned with our sustainability framework. 

One such project took place this August in Lima, Peru. Eight volunteers were selected and put into three cohorts to tackle projects aimed at helping to: 

  • Extend the lifecycle of used objects through reuse and create shopping opportunities that are accessible for families with economic vulnerability. 
  • Eradicate the use of silos, instead providing a safe alternative through container sanitation services for low-income families in urban areas. 
  • Work toward a world without waste, where nothing is left over, and no one is left out. 

Each host community organization felt the projects were extremely successful and that the recommendations made by the 3M teams provided a path forward to helping the communities they serve even more. 

“It was such an honor to work alongside my 3M colleagues in Lima,” said Stacey Claessens, Global Employee Empowerment manager in 3Mgives. “Watching them use their unique skillsets to make such impactful change was beyond inspiring.” 

As they wrapped up their project, the volunteers had an opportunity to present their findings to Chairman and CEO Mike Roman – as well as to receive his special thanks for their commitment to the program. 

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