Diversity & Inclusion Overview
An inclusive culture at 3M is built on our Human Resource Principles – to respect the dignity and worth of individuals; encourage the initiative of each employee; challenge individual capabilities; and provide equal opportunity. 3M is continuously focusing on building and maintaining an inclusive culture.
Having a diverse global workforce helps us to generate more ideas which yield more innovative solutions. As global markets expand and more than 60 percent of 3M’s sales come from outside the United States, we rely on employees who understand the needs of diverse customers. Our goal is to reflect the diversity of our global customers, suppliers and channel partners, and build on each employee’s abilities to achieve greater customer satisfaction and accelerated growth.
In the past year, more than 50% of supervisors in the U.S. attended workshops on Diversity & Inclusion.
3M offers an executive diversity mentoring program. Since January 2002, more than 730 3Mers have participated in this program.
About 35,000 of our employees are located in the U.S and 53,000 are in international locations. Learn more about the demographics of 3M employees in the Our Employees section of this report.