Our Environmental Goals

3M is continually making progress on its environmental initiatives announced in February 2021, and is on pace to meet its water stewardship goals in the coming years.

  • State-of-the-art water treatment systems will remove materials in process water, including PFAS. These are expected to reduce PFAS discharges by more than 95% globally by 2025, and more than 99% by 2030.
  • We are taking immediate steps to reduce water usage at our facilities by 10% by 2022, 20% by 2025, and 25% by 2030.
  • We continue to make significant progress to remediate PFOA and PFOS at sites globally where we manufactured or disposed of these materials.

By convening all relevant stakeholders – from industry, government, technical and other backgrounds – our country can develop a comprehensive approach to PFAS. 3M is committed to working with Congress and continuing to work closely with other parties to develop a path forward.


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3M welcomes the opportunity to collaborate with external stakeholders who share our goal of advancing the science of fluorochemistry.         

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