Investigations and Findings
3M takes reports of suspected business conduct violations seriously. Each year the company investigates hundreds of concerns, many of which are reported using the telephone and online reporting tools found at 3M-Ethics.com. 3M's Compliance and Business Conduct Department carefully reviews each allegation, and assigns appropriate company resources to those that require investigation. When allegations are substantiated, the company takes appropriate disciplinary action and implements appropriate controls to prevent recurrence of that type of violation in the future. Disciplinary actions may include one or more persons related to a substantiated violation.
Here are three-year metrics for allegations raised using the telephone and online reporting tools found at 3M-Ethics.com.