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    Employee Health and Safety Intro

    Our innovations are only possible with the minds, talent, and commitment of our more than 80,000 employees worldwide. So we put a lot of thought and effort into keeping them safe and healthy.

    Our Safety and Health Policy (PDF, 28.48KB) applies to all 3M operations worldwide. It holds anyone working at or visiting a 3M locations to strict safety and health requirements. Based on our core business values, the policy stems from our integrated vision for safe and healthy people, products, and planet.

    Every 3M location has a comprehensive management system that helps drive continuous improvement by addressing various areas of safety and health, such as the prevention of injuries and illnesses and promotion of a total safety culture. We set goals to drive performance improvements, and our progress toward them is measured on a regular basis. A quarterly “scorecard” monitors a variety of metrics in such areas as life safety, process hazard management, ergonomics, and more. Scorecard results are used to make program adjustments. Then, the results become critical input for future analysis and planning. Ultimately our goal is zero safety incidents.



    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.