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Supporting Sustainable Automotive Manufacturing Process Through 3M

Sustainablity in Automotive

Sustainablity in Automotive

The importance placed on sustainability in the automotive industry is part of 3M's traditions. With a rich company-wide culture of supporting sustainable innovations and best practices, 3M has been the recipient of the ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award for six consecutive years and is dedicated to helping auto makers manage their environmental footprints and satisfy consumer preference for more sustainable products. 3M offers solutions across a wide array of products and applications, focused on:
  • Lower VOC emissions
  • Reduced waste and cost
  • Energy savings
  • Recyclability and total life cycle analysis

Sustainability at 3M

Sustainability at 3M

Sustainability at 3M grew from a commitment to both innovation and ethical conduct. By continually increasing sustainability at the economic, social, and environmental levels, we believe we are building a strong, vital company today, and leaving a rich legacy on which future generations can build.

We introduced our Pollution Prevention Pays initiative – better known as 3P – in 1975. 3P prevents pollution at the source, in products and manufacturing. Back in 1975, that was considered innovative thinking. To date, 3P has resulted in the elimination of more than 3.5 billion pounds of pollution and saved us nearly $1.5 billion.

Learn more about sustainability at 3M

Learn more about our 3P initiative


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