As 3Mers, we combine imaginative thinking with science-based technology to create continually evolving solutions. With nearly 40 business units organized into five market segments, we tackle real-world problems with an array of inventive approaches, satisfying customers in diverse fields like health care, safety, office products, and transportation. You’re probably already familiar with some of what we do. Now put your expertise and passion into our world-changing brands. Learn more about the areas that will fuel your inspiration.
3M At A Glance
Worldwide sales: $30 billion
Operations in more than 65 countries
84,000 employees worldwide
40 international companies with manufacturing operations, 35 with laboratories
Operations in 28 states in the United States
8,200 researchers (4,100 in the United States)
Operations in 21 Central East Europe (CEE) countries
What we stand for is as important as what we bring to market. We’re committed to honesty and integrity in the workplace—and in our contact with consumers and the wider world. We value our role in environmental stewardship by upholding sustainable development principles.
Our first chairman of the board, William L. McKnight, said it best back in 1944. “As our business grows, it becomes increasingly necessary to encourage men and women to exercise their initiative." Here, leadership is defined not only by business results, but by the way those results are achieved.