3M is committed to driving strong safety and environmental sustainability at our sites that manufacture fluorochemistries today.
3M plans to invest more than $1 billion to achieve our corporate environmental goals, which include reducing our facilities’ overall water use and improving the quality of water from our operations. These technologies can help make water we discharge cleaner than when it enters our fluorochemical manufacturing sites.
To achieve that goal, 3M’s team of engineers, scientists, and other experts are carefully evaluating and installing technologies – including those that capture water, filter and remove materials in water, and those that can help us recycle and reuse the amount of water in our operations overall – that can support the facility’s operations and needs.
Some of the technologies that help achieve these reductions include:
Granular Activated Carbon
As we work to achieve our global environmental goals, we’ve also introduced enhanced 3M Environmental Standards for air emissions, waste management, and water discharges at sites worldwide. We’ll use the data from these programs to help inform our investments in new technologies.
Through collaboration and technology, we will have an enhanced understanding of our operations and, where needed, invest for the future.
View 3M’s position on recent news relating to fluorochemistry regulation and stewardship.
3M welcomes the opportunity to collaborate with external stakeholders who share our goal of advancing the science of fluorochemistry.