Maximize recycled content of packaging materials.
Responsible Fiber Sourcing
3M is committed to sustainable forest management and the conservation of natural resources. 3M recognizes its responsibility to source paper products from suppliers that share these goals and are committed to providing products from sustainably managed forests.
Bio-based / Renewable Materials
Design For Recovery
Design packaging to be reusable, recyclable, and/or made with renewable resources.
Eliminate Unfavorable Materials
3M continues to convert plastic blister packaging from polyvinyl chloride (PVC) to recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET), including our Command™ and Post -it® product lines.
Minimize the amount of material used. Optimize cube utilization at all pack levels. Eliminate all unnecessary packaging
Improving Recovery Infrastructure
In 2019, 3M also sponsored Closed Loop Partners’ Accelerate Circular Supply Chain Initiative. The overarching goal of this initiative is to evaluate and scale technologies that can meaningfully shift plastics supply chains toward more circular material flows.
We are also working to give consumers clear recycling instructions for packaging.
Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Ensure GHG emissions at least 50% below our 2002 baseline by 2025, while growing our business.
2025: Goal Help our customers reduce their GHGs by 250 million tons of CO2 equivalent emissions through use of 3M products.
Manufacturing / Operational Waste
Goal: Achieve zero landfill status at more than 30% of manufacturing sites by 2025
Goal: Reduce global water use by an additional 10%, indexed to sales by 2025. Engage 100% of water-stressed/scarce communities where 3M manufactures on community-wide approaches to water management.
Renewable / Alternative Energy
Increase renewable energy to 50% of total electricity use by 2025.
Improve energy efficiency indexed to net sales by 30% by 2025.