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3M 2014 Sustainability Report

I read with great interest and pride the 3M 2014 Sustainability Report, which was released May 27. The Sustainability Report describes in detail 3M's belief that "social and environmental stewardship is core to the sustainability of our business" and to the 3M Vision, which culminates with the improvement of every life on Earth. The Sustainability Report also describes how 3M has joined the United Nations Global Compact, formalizing our commitment to 10 Principles in the areas of human rights, labor, environmental and anti-corruption. 3M's commitment to improving each of these critical components of daily life is not new. Joining the United Nations Global Compact will help 3M collaborate with organizations all over the world who have the same commitment. 3M's commitment to Governance, Values and Ethics is central to the outcomes discussed in the Sustainability Report. To learn more about 3M's commitment is these areas, I encourage you to take a few minutes and read pages 25-39 of the Sustainability Report. In particular, pages 35-39 of the Report detail the commitment to ethical business practices reflected in 3M's Code of Conduct and our corporate compliance program.

The wonderful results in the Sustainability Report happen through the commitment, energy and skill of 3Mers globally. Importantly, ethical business practices and complying with the law strengthen 3M's reputation with stakeholders everywhere. Our reputation will help 3M continue to drive change needed for the success of both business and society. Thank you for doing your part to "Live Our Code" and for joining together in our shared purpose to help everyone, everywhere, live a better life.

2014 World's Most Ethical Company® by Ethisphere

3M has been recognized as a 2014 World's Most Ethical Company® by Ethisphere, an independent center of research, best practices and thought leadership that promotes best practices in corporate ethics and compliance. 3M was one of 143 companies named to the list. Companies honored with the World's Most Ethical Company® award were evaluated in five categories: ethics and compliance program; reputation, leadership and innovation; governance; corporate citizenship and responsibility; and culture of ethics. To learn more, click here