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3M Recognized in Dow Jones Sustainability Index for 19th Consecutive Year

Thursday, September 13, 2018 12:21 am CDT


ST. PAUL, Minn.

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"We’re a purpose-driven company committed to Sustainability- inspired innovation, using our science and technology to improve lives around the world."

ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M has been selected for inclusion in the 2018 Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) marking the 19th year the company has been recognized for its purpose-driven business.

3M has a long-standing commitment to Sustainability from the Pollution Prevention Pays program that began in 1975 to 3M’s 2025 Sustainability goals that include water, climate, and energy targets.

“Our commitment to helping solve global challenges is at the core of everything we do at 3M,” says Gayle Schueller, Chief Sustainability Officer and Vice President, Sustainability and Product Stewardship. “We’re a purpose-driven company committed to Sustainability- inspired innovation, using our science and technology to improve lives around the world.”

Sustainability is embedded in 3M business practices and the company will continue to expand goals and help customers and communities overcome their Sustainability challenges.

Highlights of 3M’s achievements over the past year include:

  • Progress for a third year towards 3M’s 2025 Sustainability Goals
  • A 68.1 percent absolute reduction in greenhouse gas emissions since 2002.
  • Sourcing 30 percent of global electricity from renewable energy sources.
  • More than $70 million invested to support education, environment, and community programs
  • A new supplier review process launched that puts more emphasis on how suppliers are addressing social and environmental challenges.
  • 3M™ Smog-reducing Granules launched that use sunlight to remove smog pollution when used on roofing shingles.

The DJSI is created by research analysts who study companies’ environmental, social and economic performance. One of the most highly regarded Sustainability performance rankings, the DJSI is released annually by S&P Dow Jones Indices and RobecoSAM, an investment specialist focused exclusively on Sustainability investing.

Learn more about 3M’s commitment to Sustainability at www.3m.com/sustainability.

More information about the Dow Jones Sustainability Index can be found at https://www.robecosam.com/csa/indices/?r.

About 3M
At 3M, we apply science in collaborative ways to improve lives daily. With $32 billion in sales, our 91,000 employees connect with customers all around the world. Learn more about 3M’s creative solutions to the world’s problems at www.3M.com or on Twitter @3M or @3MNews.


3M Media contact:
Jennifer Ehrlich, 651-952-0132

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