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March 20, 2014

Everywhere 3M, Everyday 3M

Can you imagine traveling at night on a highway without reflective signs that help show you the way? Can you stand car windows without UV-Protection that can’t filter the heat? Can you imagine washing the dishes with soap on your hands, maybe with a little towel instead of a sponge? 

Imagine a world without 3M. Can you? More than one may realize, 3M’s products have been built-in to our lives making it better and easier. 

Innovation and Transformation are One

Over the years, 3M innovation has improved daily life for hundreds of millions of people all over the world. 3M has made driving at night easier through reflective signs, made buildings safer with protective window tints, and made consumer electronics lighter, less energy-intensive and less harmful to the environment by making light distribution more efficient.

Every day at 3M, one idea always leads to the next, igniting momentum to make progress possible around the world.

Today, 3M operates companies in more than 70 countries and manufactures and sells products in over 200 countries. 65 percent of sales come from the international markets.

3M has up to 89,000 employees with deeply-rooted commitment to make progress possible united by a unique collaborative culture. 3M operates research laboratories in more than 34 countries and have over 139 plant locations to keep us close to customers and invent the best possible solutions that are most relevant.
3M worldwide invests in Research & Development in its various sites such as the US, Latin America, Europe and other parts of Asia Pacific. With revenue of $30 billion as of 2012, around $10 billion (34%) is from products no more than five years old. As the race to create new and improved products becomes more competitive in the global scheme, 3M targets an increase in spending on R&D, aiming for a 40% increase by 2017.

A Culture That Represents a Unique Ecosystem of Bright Ideas & Creative Possibilities

The global innovation company has a uniquely collaborative culture that provides solutions to the world's most critical problems. Every day, 3M collaborates across disciplines - from scientists, engineers, business managers, manufacturers, academicians, consumers and more. 3M makes sure it fosters good relations among employees worldwide, and this includes the Philippines. Employees from across the globe- all committed to fulfilling the vision of 3M technology advancing companies, 3M products enhancing homes, and 3M innovation improving lives.

The 3M culture values and develops employees' diverse talents, initiative, leadership and love of innovation. The 3M culture is inclusive, built on Human Resource Principles: to respect the dignity and worth of individuals; encourage the initiative of each employee; challenge individual capabilities; and provide equal opportunity.

In 2013, 3M Philippines received a Bronze Award for Best Workplace Practices during The Global CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) Summit and Awards in Davao City, Philippines.

The summit is Asia’s most prestigious event for corporate social responsibility, with over 500 entries from 100 leading companies in Asia competing for a chance to win in five award categories: Best Environmental Excellence, Best Community Program, Best Workplace Practices, CSR Leadership, and Product Excellence. The award recognized 3M for its efforts to build positive corporate cultures that maintain high employee morale, its sustainability initiatives and employee volunteerism.

Rich Connections, Authentic Collaborations, a Company with a Heart

In 2014 3M Philippines again committed to environmental sustainability, science education and community through its long terminvolvement inthe Haribon Foundation, the Mind Museum and science high schools, and the Virlanie Foundation.

The company spreads the love for science and ignites the passion for education where 3M employees live and work. Since 2011, 3M employees and their families have supported environmental sustainability through their participation in Haribon Foundation’s “Road to 2020” project, which includes an Adopt-A-Seedling Program, tree planting activities in critical areas, and fund-raising runs that fuel environmental stewardship.

Since the 1990s, 3M has also been supporting the Virlanie Foundation, a non-government organization helping street children in Metro Manila. 3M employees cheerfully volunteer to tutor Virlanie kids, engage them in sports activities and take them on adventure trips to the The Mind Museum of Taguig and Museong Pambata.

3M also partners with science high schools and student organizations by sharing 3M technology and expertise via Innovation Talks and and career talks. 

3M also collaborates and supports government agencies like the Department of Health to help raise sterilization standards in hospitals and public health institutions, using available 3M products and technology to lead the way.

This February, 3M Philippines celebrates its 50th year of innovation in the country.

About 3M
3M captures the spark of new ideas and transforms them into thousands of ingenious products. Our culture of creative collaboration inspires a never-ending stream of powerful technologies that make life better. 3M is the innovation company that never stops inventing. With $31 billion in sales, 3M employs 89,000 people worldwide and has operations in more than 70 countries.

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