3M is a diversified technology company which was founded in 1902, and has pioneered technological innovation ever since. It makes more than 55,000 solutions delivering an extensive range of products, technologies and services to customers in over 200 countries. Our brands include: Post-it, Scotch and Nexcare.
Today 3M invests more than $1.5 billion a year in R&D. It has applied its expertise in RFID technology to deliver biometric passports; it is using its understanding of the healthcare industry to provide hospitals with infection prevention and detection solutions; and its digital signage offerings are revolutionising the way business communication with their customers, their employees and the general public.
3M employs more than 75,000 people in over 60 countries. The UK and Ireland is home to one of the largest 3M subsidiaries outside the USA, employing 3,850 people in 17 locations, 11 of which are manufacturing sites.
Corporate responsibility is now high on national and international agendas. Yet 3M has long held the belief that reputation depends not solely on our financial performance, but also on the way we run our business. In 1975, 3M was the first major manufacturing company to actively address environmental issues and, as with our drive for innovation, we involved employees through our benchmark programme 'Pollution Prevention Pays'.
We believe we have a sound record of achievement in corporate responsibility but continually strive to improve our performance and address the ongoing challenges and opportunities. We are committed to sustainable development through a proactive approach to environmental protection, social responsibility and strong economic progress.
We also play an active role in the communities where we have manufacturing plants or offices. Learn more about our 3M Community Programme in the UK and Ireland.
3M is a founder member of the World's Business Council for sustainable development. The company is also frequently cited as a benchmark for its environmental policies and is regularly among the world's most respected and most socially responsible companies in the national and international surveys.
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Bracknell, UK, 23 October 2012 – Diversified technology company 3M has announced a second year sponsorship arrangement with Premier Sports in appreciation of auto-industry customers and trade partner patronage for trusted 3M products, including vehicle wrapping films, car care products, injury supports, personal device skins and high-strength bonding tape. As a result of the sponsorship, a selection of live and delayed motorsports, football, Rugby Union and League, NHL, and mixed martial arts (MMA) events will be screened free-view from Friday 26 October to Monday 29th October during a 60 hour free-view period promoting both 3M products and Premier Sports’ content.
Bracknell, UK, 30 August 2012 - Diversified technology company 3M has announced that its bigger and better 2012 Wrap and Win campaign is now open, with monthly draws and a top prize of an all-expenses paid trip to the NASCAR (National Association for Stock Car Racing) Sprint Cup Series Race in Las Vegas, March 2013. Customers are eligible to enter when purchasing a qualifying roll of vinyl film from 3M trade suppliers William Smith and Spandex. They can choose from a wide range of 3M Graphic Films to suit their specific interior or exterior applications, ranging from vehicle branding and wrapping (including colour changing films), fleet advertising and sign making.
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