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3M has offices in more than 70 countries, with more than 35,000 employees in the in US and close to 55,000 in the rest of the world. We are creating an inclusive environment where our people feel safe, respected and valued, and free to create and innovate.
In 3M, diversity is essential to innovation. We seek and value differences in people – in thinking, experience, ethnicity, age, gender, faith, personalities and styles. The different skills, experiences and abilities of our people are what drive our company forward and keep us relevant.
We seek and value differences in people – in thinking, experience, ethnicity, age, gender, faith, personalities and styles. The different cultures, nationalities, backgrounds, insights, and physical and mental abilities of our people power our creativity and ideas. The different skills, experiences and abilities of our people are what drive our company forward and keep us relevant and reflective of our customers and markets.
We strive for an inclusive environment where employees feel safe, engaged and free to create and innovate. Inclusivity is woven into our Leadership Behaviors. Our “I’m in” campaign, launched in 50 countries, is designed to strengthen and build upon our culture of inclusivity. We want everyone at 3M to feel valued and free to bring their authentic selves to work each day.
Engaging in our communities beyond 3M is an important aspect of what we do. Being involved in the communities where we work and live helps us give to others and learn from others, and fuels our passion to improve every life. By embracing diversity in these opportunities, we’re also building 3M’s visibility as a great place for all types of people to work.
3M’s Employee Resource Networks (ERNs) are employee-led groups that serve as an integral part of recruiting, engaging and retaining diverse talent and mindsets aligned with our corporate Vision and Strategies. 3M ERNs give employees the opportunity to enhance their leadership skills and collaborate across cultures, lifestyles and genders. These communities work with our businesses to provide relevant customer insights that can expand our marketplace reach. Our ERNs partner with 3M businesses to tackle specific business challenges, often with impressive results. Many of our ERNs are able to identify significant market potential in specific customer segments – some of which include millions of current or potential customers. Ultimately, these groups work to help us achieve our goal of reflecting the diversity of our global customers, suppliers and channel partners.
To help ensure our workforce is representative of our communities and customers, we:
Support empowerment and enrichment to provide people everywhere the opportunity to live life to its fullest.
In 2002, the United Nations General Assembly declared May 21 to be the annual World Day for Cultural Diversity. In 2011, a grassroots campaign, “Do One Thing for Diversity and Inclusion” was launched celebrate World Day for Cultural Diversity encourages people around the world to take concrete action to support diversity. At 3M, we educate our people about World Day for Cultural Diversity and encourage them to participate. Here are a few resources and ideas:
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For more than 50 years, 3M’s commitment to volunteering has been one of our greatest contributions to the communities where we live and work. 3Mers are encouraged to share their many talents and skills to strengthen their communities by volunteering. Our volunteer work enriches schools, makes communities more vibrant and helps children from diverse neighborhoods achieve greater academic success.
3M actively supports career enrichment opportunities for people from diverse backgrounds. We have a long history of providing financial, in-kind and volunteer support to diversity-targeted institutions and nonprofit organizations. Including:
3M proactively identifies and works with small, minority-owned and woman-owned businesses.
Our Commitment to Diversity
In 2015, 3M was named to the Forbes list of Best Places to Work and was named one of Fortune’s Most Admired Companies. In addition to these broad awards, we have also received the following recognition for our commitment to diversity:
Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2015 Corporate Equality Index is the national benchmarking tool on corporate policies and practices pertinent to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees. In the 2015 CEI report, 366 major businesses — spanning nearly every industry and geography — earned a top score of 100 percent and the distinction of “Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality.”
2020 Women on Boards is a national campaign to increase the percentage of women on U.S. company boards to 20% or greater by the year 2020. In 2010, two women were motivated by the lack of representation of women on corporate boards and the fact that the numbers were not increasing. They created a nonprofit organization that would concentrate on mobilizing stakeholders, from the consumer to the boardroom, to get involved and raise these numbers. 2020 Women on Boards focuses on educating all people of the importance of this issue. A diverse board is a better board. Diversity is the foundation of America. When corporate boards include diverse perspectives, they are able to make better decisions for the company and its stakeholders. Diversity adds value, and adds to the bottom line.
The "Top Supporters of HBCUs” list surveys the deans of the 14 ABET-accredited, historically Black college and university (HBCU) engineering programs, and the corporate-academic alliance, Advancing Minorities’ Interest in Engineering (AMIE). The survey asks these individuals to list the corporate and government/non-profit organizations that provide the most support to their schools. In completing the annual survey, the institutions consider the following factors: support for infrastructure modernization and enhancement, research and mentorship projects, participation on advisory councils, faculty development opportunities, scholarships, student projects, stipends, co-ops, and career opportunities.
Calvert believes companies that fully commit to providing a fair and equitable working environment will recognize gains in both the workplace and marketplace. With that view, Calvert continues to assess the diversity practices of the largely multinational companies that make up the Standard & Poor’s 100 Index (S&P 100). Using an in-depth methodology, we examine these companies’ diversity policies, programs, and performance; identify the leaders and laggards; and provide recommendations to help companies identify and remedy operational gaps.
Each year, the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) recognizes their most committed partners who continuously show immeasurable dedication to our mission, “to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.” One of NSBE’s most prestigious honors, the Chairman’s Award, is presented to an organization which excels as an investor in the Society. The result of this investment impacts communities around the world to ensure Blacks exceed parity in entering engineering fields, earning degrees, and succeeding professionally.
The Freedom Award is the highest recognition given to employers for their support of their employees who also serve in the National Guard and Reserve.
The Disability Equality Index is a national, transparent, annual benchmarking tool that offers businesses an opportunity to receive an objective assessment of their overall disability inclusion policies and practices. It is an aspirational, educational, recognition tool that goes far beyond legal compliance, helping companies identify opportunities for continued improvement, while building their reputations as organizations that value diversity and inclusion.
3M is an equal opportunity employer. 3M will not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin or disability.