3M partners with Fenik to fight global hunger
Refrigerators are common household goods in the 21st century and are effective in keeping food fresh for a prolonged period of time. They reduce food wastage, preserve nutrients, and provide more opportunities to farmers, small businesses, restaurants, etc. However, an estimated 2 billion people (approx. 20% of the world's population) don't have access to reliable refrigeration either due to poverty or due to weak or unreliable access to electricity. 1, 2 As a result, in developing countries there is poor storage of food after harvesting which results in food getting spoilt before it reaches consumers. 3
3M’s Manufacturing and Academic Partnerships (MAP) closes trade skills gap for 3,130 students
One of the challenges faced by employers today is the skills gap that exists in the global hiring pool 1. The rate of skill acquisition is not growing at the same pace as technology, which has resulted in some frustration for employers 1. According to a UN report, it has become increasingly important to up-skill and re-skill current and future generations to prepare for our transition to a sustainable future 2;p 58-59.
3M reduced scope 1 and scope 2 GHG emissions by 68.1% in 2019
The emission of greenhouse gases increased by 41% in 2019 since 1990.1 12% of emissions comes from the manufacturing sector and construction sector, this is equivalent to 6.1 GtCO2e.1In the United States the industry sector contributes 22% of the total greenhouse gases emissions.2
3M increased female representation within its workforce from 34 % in 2015 to 36% in 2019.
In the United States women accounted for 46.0% of the total labour force in 2019.1 26% of board of directors in the S&P 500 companies were women in 2019.1 According to the Woman in the Workplace study of 2018, for every 100 men promoted to management level, 79 women are promoted.2The number of CEOs within US Fortune 500 companies is accounted for by only 4%.2
More than 30% of 3M Manufacturing Facilities achieve Zero Landfill Status
Rapid industrialisation and mass consumption patterns are set to increase in the future1;p15. Currently, the world produces 2.01 billion tons of solid waste every year, from which 70% are disposed though land-filling and open dumps4. In addition, the production of assets and daily use products represents 45% of the GHG emissions globally1;p13.