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    Life Cycle Management Intro

    Life cycle management is a formal part of our product introduction process worldwide. When we develop a new product, we ask important questions at the start: How can we reduce the product’s impact on the environment? How will we distribute it? And how will it ultimately be disposed of? We consider all the environmental, health, and safety implications of bringing that particular product into the world.

    We adopted a new Life Cycle Management Policy in 2001 requiring all of our business units to conduct life cycle reviews for all new and existing products. With hundreds of new products introduced each year, we have a continuous flow of opportunities to improve the environmental, health, and safety effects of the things we make.

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    A look back at significant milestones from 3M’s rich sustainability legacy.


    Product Spotlight

    Product Spotlights

    3M’s propensity to innovate is our most effective way to promote change.

    Sustainable projects.

    Making a Difference

    Making a Difference

    3M has a commitment to connecting with people—our most valuable resource.

    Community works.

    Goals and Progress

    Goals and Progress

    3M reveals its targets and performance metrics for sustainability.

    Dashboard of data.