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“We are proud that 3M has made significant strides in sustainability over the past year, including our pledge to transition global operations to 100% renewable electricity by 2050 and the Sustainability Value Commitment that requires each new product to advance the greater good.

 

3M India’s partnership with United Way of Bengaluru to rejuvenate Singasandra Lake in Bengaluru is an example of an initiative to safeguard biodiversity in our communities. The 3 year intervention is working to ensure the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of 12 acre water body and the land around it to become a thriving ecosystem that supports bird and aquatic life. One of the key objectives of the initiative is to revive the eco-system in and around the lake by creating a micro-climate for aquatic flora and fauna. For this purpose, over 6000 bio-diverse saplings (A mix of medicinal species and herbs such as Vasaka, Nirgundi, Turmeric, Ginger, Lucky, Aloe Vera, Mehandi, etc.) have been planted over the last 2 years to increase the flora around the lake. As a result of these efforts, there has been an increase in migratory birdlife visiting the lake. This initiative aligns with the SDG Goal #15 Life on Land, which addresses the need to take action to reduce the degradation of natural habitats, halt the loss of biodiversity and protect the extinction of threatened species.

 

Specifically in India, 3M has reduced waste generation by 12%, conserved 53% of our water resources, cut down energy consumption by 23% and increased share in renewable energy by 24% across its manufacturing facilities in India.

 

The COVID-19 pandemic underscores the critical role that science plays in solving global challenges and improving lives. The viral outbreak and consequent lockdown has led to a welcome decline of NO2 emissions and reduced air pollution levels across the world. This indicator of sustainability becoming an increasingly dominant theme going forward, underscores 3M’s commitment to the environment for a better future.”

– 3M India

3M was established in India in 1988 and has completed over 30 years of operations. 3M’s headquarters in India is based in Bengaluru with branch offices at Mumbai, Gurgaon, Pune, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Chennai. 3M’s Innovation Centers at Bengaluru and Gurgaon help boost innovation in India for India and its manufacturing footprint is spread across Bengaluru, Pune and Ahmedabad. Today 3M science is improving the lives of millions of Indians – from products that improve manufacturing efficiency and healthcare delivery to safety solutions that enhance road visibility and worker safety and everyday home cleaning solutions. 3M Design Center at the Innovation Center in Bengaluru is one of five 3M Design Centers in the world where 3M takes a proactive route in developing meaningful brand experiences through design.

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