As part of our Sourcing Sustainability Standard (PDF, 20KB), expectations are set for suppliers through 3M’s Supply Chain Policies: EHS, Transportation, Labor/Human Resources and Supplied Materials (PDF, 20KB). These policies apply to the selection and retention of all suppliers that provide goods and services to 3M worldwide. We selectively review supplier performance to these policies. When noncompliance is detected, 3M will attempt to work with the supplier concerned to correct the situation. We expect the supplier to develop a corrective action plan to bring its operations into compliance. If a supplier does not develop such a plan or fails to implement it, 3M will move to terminate the business relationship.
In 2010, we set a goal to review at least 80% of Supplier Spend in the following countries: China, India, Korea, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand, Brazil, Mexico, Russia, and Turkey to drive conformance with 3M EHS, Transportation & Labor/Human Relations Standard by 2015. As of 2012, we’ve reviewed 78% of our spend in those countries.