3M Launches Sustainability Goal With Global Skills-Based Volunteer ProgramDecember 9, 2019
3M is expanding its 2025 Sustainability Goals with a new commitment to provide 300,000 work hours of skills-based volunteerism by 3M employees “to improve lives and help solve society’s toughest challenges.” “[Nonprofit organizations], universities and social enterprises around the world face resource constraints to address the environmental and social challenges in their communities,” said 3M Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer Gayle Schueller in a company announcement. “With this new goal, we’re empowering our employees to give back beyond 3M products and technologies, as well as traditional volunteerism, by leveraging their professional skills to help organizations reach their goals.”
To reach 300,000 hours, the company is expanding 3M Impact, a skills-based service program that allows employees to lend their business skills, experience, and energy to projects in global communities, while also developing leadership, problem-solving, and interpersonal communication skills. In 2020, 200 3M employees will travel to 15 cities around the world to work side-by-side with nonprofits, organizations, and local municipalities. To help facilitate these projects, 3M partners with the advisory firm, PYXERA Global.
Along with international volunteer projects, 3M Impact will provide opportunities for employees in their own communities as well as in the region surrounding 3M’s global headquarters in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
With global sales of US$33 billion, 3M is a leading producer of thousands of products ranging from chemicals, filtration systems, and safety and protection equipment to office, graphics, and health care equipment. For more information, visit www.3m.com.