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3M Purification and Sustainability

"Sustainability" is a globally recognised framework, developed by a United Nations commission, for businesses to achieve:

Environmental Protection
Social Responsibility and
Economic Success

For a record-setting seventh year in a row, 3M has been named a winner of the ENERGY STAR(R) Sustained Excellence Award for its comprehensive world-wide energy conservation efforts. No other company has achieved that distinction for seven consecutive years, or as many as seven times.

These are the future plans for Sustainability in 3M

Environmental Stewardship

  • Reduce Waste 10% by 2015 - from 2010 base year, indexed to net sales
  • Reduce Volatile Air Emissions 15% by 2015 - from 2010 base year, indexed to net sales
  • Improve Energy Efficiency 25% by 2015 - from 2005 base year, energy efficiency is defined as energy use indexed to net sales
  • Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions 5% by 2011 - from 2006 base year, indexed to net sales - Goal was established in 2007.
  • Develop Water Conservation Plans for 3M sites Located in Areas With Scarce or Stressed Water Resources

Social Responsibility

  • Develop Community Stakeholder Engagement Plans for Select Manufacturing Sites
  • Establish an EHS Management Framework at New Sites

Economic Success

  • Further Enhance Environmental Sustainability Attributes of New Products
  • Review Progress on Standard for Suppliers.

Our Products and Sustainability

AP2 - G range - A range of products for mains fed water cooler filtration - These use a smaller carbon block and less plastic so both material costs and material usage are reduced. This miniaturised product provides the same performance as its larger predecessor - and reduces carbon footprint plus the cost and size of disposal.



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