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3M’s Code of Conduct is comprised of our core business conduct principles that set forth global corporate expectations for all 3M employees and certain third parties who act on 3M’s behalf. As global Principles, the Code of Conduct applies to all locations and situations where 3M business is conducted and to all company-sponsored events. The Code of Conduct Principles contain the information employees need to understand their business conduct responsibilities at work. Of course, additional policies apply to various 3M business operations, and employees need to know and follow those other policies that apply to their 3M work. Each of our Business Conduct Principles describe the principle of action covered by the Principle, an explanation of what the Principle mean, and additional guidance to guide employees in actual decision-making and action. This website also includes details on where to go to ask questions and how to raise a concern about a Code of Conduct Principle.

NOTE: By establishing and communicating its Code of Conduct, 3M does not intend to create enforceable contractual rights for the benefit of any person or entity.