Our Commitments

Advancing equity at 3M and in our communities

At 3M, equity involves acknowledging the historical context of people with differing identities, removing barriers to success and creating fair access to opportunities for everyone to thrive.

STEM Learning
Create five million STEM and skilled trades learning experiences for underrepresented individuals by the end of 2025

3M, with the dedication and involvement of our employees, aims to advance equity in STEM and skilled trades across the globe.

To do so, we invest in organizations and programs that improve academic outcomes and provide transformational opportunities for the next generation of scientists and engineers. We’ve also set an education-focused goal to create and support five million unique STEM and skilled trades learning experiences for underrepresented individuals (as defined by the National Science Foundation) by the end of 2025.

As this fast-growing field is also high paying, these jobs can help underrepresented individuals build sustainable economic wealth.

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Double diverse representation

3M aims to reflect the diversity of our customers, suppliers and community partners. We're committed to advancing our diversity goals:

  • Double our global diverse representation in management by 2030
  • Double the representation of underrepresented groups in the U.S. (entry-level through management)

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Social Justice
Double our spend with diverse suppliers in the United States by 2030

Since 2020, 3M has progressed and evolved our social justice work with a goal to sustain our efforts by embedding it into the core of our operations. This is manifested in how we drive equity for our people, communities and business.

One way we’re bringing social justice directly into our business practices is within our commitment to supplier diversity. We aim to double our spend with diverse suppliers in the U.S. by 2030.

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Community Investments
Invest $50 million to address racial opportunity gaps in workforce opportunities

Through philanthropy and cash and product donations, we aim to advance equitable outcomes in 3M communities across the globe. Most notably, in 2020, we announced our plan to invest an incremental $50 million to address racial opportunity gaps in workforce opportunities. This is in addition to the annual investments we already make in our communities.

Learn more about our community impact through people, products and philanthropy.

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Our Commitments

As a science company, 3M relies on data to inform our priorities. Our team has rooted our work in the proven research that equity is a superior growth model for our company and our communities. These are the commitments we focus on to promote that growth.


Awards worth celebrating. 

  • 100% Disability Equality Index
  • 100% Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index
  • Best Places to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality 2023

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, disability, or veteran status. If you need special assistance or an accommodation for a disability in order to apply for a posted position, call our Human Resources department at (877) 496-3636.

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