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3m: CSR & Sustainability News

The 3M Company, formerly known as the Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, is an American multinational conglomerate corporation based in Maplewood, Minnesota, United States. 3M products are available for purchase through distributors and retailers in more than 200 countries, and many 3M products are available online directly from the company.

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3M, ForestEthics Bury Hatchet, Save Forests

Crafted in collaboration with ForestEthics and Greenpeace, 3M's new pulp and paper sourcing policy establishes a new industry sustainability standard aimed at ensuring…
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3M, Cisco Systems, Kimberly-Clark Offer Employees Home Solar Financing

leading corporations 3M, Cisco Systems, and Kimberly-Clark Corporation have partnered with the World Wildlife Foundation and the National Geographic Society to offer their…
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Third Party Quality Assurance for Sustainability Reports on the Rise

The Global Reporting Initiative reports that over the past 12 years it has witnessed “a tremendous and rapid uptake of sustainability reporting, and…
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Corporate Activism on Display Against 3M at the Sustainable Brands Conference

At this week’s Sustainable Brands conference in San Diego, thousands of socially minded business leaders got a special taste of what the new…
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3p Weekend: 10 Companies You May Be Surprised Still Manufacture in the U.S.

We can all rattle off a few small, niche companies that manufacture on this side of the pond (and everyone knows those Chryslers…
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The Circular Economy Leads to…Mushroom Surfboards?

Ecovative Design, known for its high performance packaging made from the growth stage of mushrooms, has introduced the world's first Mushroom Surfboards.
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3M Launches Corporate Giving Programs Focus on STEM Education

3M has launched a $400,000 corporate giving program aimed at guiding STEM education to include nature conservation and sustainability awareness, with funding for…
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Back to Basics: What is CSR Reporting?

The concept of CSR reporting is almost as flexible as the concept of CSR itself. Just like every company can define to itself…
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CSR Reporting’s Greatest Hits in the Twin Cities

While often overlooked in favor of cities with bigger sustainability programs, Minnesota and St. Paul have a lot of reasons to be proud…
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Opposition Grows as Citizens United Turns Two

This week marks the second anniversary of the landmark Citizens United vs. Federal Election Committee decision in which the Supreme Court upheld the…

Three Ways Fungi Might Save Your Business

News of the magical business opportunities of the mushroom keeps crossing my desk, and no, I’m not talking about Psilocybin. I spend my…
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Communicating Sustainability with Transparency

By Nathan Schock In order to have a credible, sustainable brand, companies must have operational integrity and their communications have to strike the…
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Re-Imagining the Scotch Tape Dispenser Without Changing it at All

If you’re reading this, it’s pretty likely you recycle. You sort. You do your best (most of the time) But what about those…