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About Us

Who We Are

A Global Innovation Company

3M is a global innovation company that never stops inventing. Over the years, our innovations have improved daily life for hundreds of millions of people all over the world. We have made driving at night easier, made buildings safer, and made consumer electronics lighter, less energy-intensive and less harmful to the environment. We even helped put a man on the moon. Every day at 3M, one idea always leads to the next, igniting momentum to make progress possible around the world.


Our Values

  • Act with uncompromising honesty and integrity in everything we do.
  • Satisfy our customers with innovative technology and superior quality, value and service.
  • Provide our investors an attractive return through sustainable, global growth.
  • Respect our social and physical environment around the world.
  • Value and develop our employees' diverse talents, initiative and leadership.
  • Earn the admiration of all those associated with 3M worldwide.

3M at a Glance (Year-end 2013)

  • Global sales: $30.8 billion.
  • International (non-US) sales: $19.7 billion (64 percent of company's total).
  • Operations in more than 70 countries.
  • 3M products sold in nearly 200 countries.
  • 88,667 employees globally.
  • 2013 3Mgives cash and product donations totaled $60.2 million.

For the most up to date financial information, please visit our Investor Relations (Worldwide, English).

Innovation Brochure

Culture of Innovation
(English, PDF 2.5MB)

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