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Counterfeit Goods


3M is a worldwide leader in innovation and quality.  To deliver best value, cutting edge products, 3M maintains a dynamic, worldwide supply chain.  As with any global supply chain, there is risk that counterfeit materials, parts, components and assemblies may be introduced.  The presence of counterfeit material could adversely impact 3M’s ability to meet customer expectations and expose 3M to penalties, fines, damages and other serious adverse consequences.  Accordingly, 3M has established a Counterfeit Material Control Plan to ensure compliance with customer anti-counterfeit requirements, the evolving laws in this area and to ensure the overall quality, compliance and reputation of 3M’s diverse, innovative product lines. 

3M Expectations of Suppliers

As part of 3M’s Counterfeit Material Control Plan, 3M has implemented a minimum set of risk-based counterfeit mitigation measures for all product lines, including measures relating to products and materials provided to 3M by suppliers.  These measures are reflected in the Counterfeit Goods Provisions referenced below and are in addition to any other counterfeit goods requirements specified in a written agreement with 3M or provided to a supplier by 3M.

Counterfeit Goods Provisions

The following provisions apply to any purchase order for goods issued by 3M Company or its affiliates and to products provided to 3M or its affiliates pursuant to a written agreement:

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