3M commits products to sustainability

Office product supplier, 3M has made a commitment to sustainability through its own principles on economic solutions, environmental protection and social responsibility.

These principles include building lasting customer relationships by developing differentiated, practical and ingenious solutions to their sustainability challenges.

Also providing practical and effective solutions and products to address environmental challenges for the company and its customers.

Finally, to engage key stakeholders in dialogue and take action to improve 3M’s sustainability performance.

The company also has Product Life Cycle Management, which is an integral part of 3M’s sustainability strategy.

Instead of only focusing on the manufacturing process to control environmental, health, safety and energy effects, the spotlight is now on products throughout their entire life cycle, from manufacturing through consumer use and disposal.

3M had adopted a Life Cycle Management Policy requiring all business units to conduct LCM reviews for all new products and to conduct LCM reviews on existing products on a prioritised basis.

For more information and to sample these products, log onto 3M's green facts.

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