Expectations for 3M Employees
Every 3M employee must:
- Read and become familiar with the Code of Conduct. Know what is required and how 3M’s compliance program works.
- Know the issues covered by each Business Conduct Principle.
- Understand, in detail, those Business Conduct Principles that relate to your work responsibilities. Additional details employees need to know about these principles can be found on the 3M employee Compliance & Business Conduct web site (http://3msource.mmm.com/wps/myportal/3M/en_WW/ComplianceBusinessConduct/Home/). Seek help from the resources listed in the Employee Obligations and Reporting Principle, as well as the Resources section of the Code of Conduct Global Handbook.
- Know that violating a 3M Code of Conduct Business Conduct Principle is a serious matter that can result in disciplinary action, up to and including immediate termination of employment.
- Use company resources to ask a question regarding a Code of Conduct Principle, how that Principle applies to a given situation, or whether a Business Conduct Principle may have been violated. Those resources include management and assigned 3M legal counsel, as well as the Compliance & Business Conduct Department.
- Understand the various ways to report a business conduct concern by reading the Employee Obligations and Reporting Principle.
- Know that there are several ways to report a business conduct concern anonymously, unless anonymous reporting is not permitted by law in your country, as detailed in the Employee Obligations and Reporting Principle, as well as the Resources section of the Code of Conduct Global Handbook.
- Know that 3M recognizes that its culture of ethics and integrity, and its compliance program are strengthened when employees feel they can ask questions or raise a concern without fear of retaliation. Accordingly, 3M prohibits retaliation against anyone who raises a business conduct question or concern, or cooperates in a company investigation.
- Know that 3M expects all employees to report violations of any law or Code of Conduct Principle.
- Cooperate in support of this program and provide any assistance the company needs when 3M investigates a possible violation of law or Code of Conduct Principle.
- If asked, certify that the employee has read the 3M Code of Conduct Global Handbook and will comply with the law and 3M’s Code of Conduct.
- Periodically revisit 3M’s Code of Conduct Principles to refresh their recollection and ensure they keep abreast of recent policy revisions.