About 3M

3M is a diversified technology company serving customers and communities with innovative products and services. Each of our six businesses has earned leading global market positions.

Other Company Information

3M at a Glance

(Year end 2011)

  • Global sales: $30 billion
  • International (non-US) sales: $19.6 billion (66 percent of company's total)
  • Operations in more than 65 countries
  • 3M products sold in nearly 200 countries
  • 84,000 employees globally
3M Canada at a Glance
  • Established: 1951
  • President and General Manager: Paul Madden
  • Canadian Headquarters: London, Ontario
  • Manufacturing Facilities: 7 (London - Ontario, Brockville - Ontario, Perth - Ontario, Toronto - Ontario, Morden - Manitoba)
  • ISO 9001 registered
  • Employees: 1,800

For the most up to date financial information, please visit our Investor Relations website (Full site, Global).

3M Businesses

3M serves customers through six business segments.

  • Consumer and Office Business
  • Display and Graphics Business
  • Electro and Communications Business
  • Health Care Business
  • Industrial and Transportation Business
  • Safety, Security, and Protection Services Business

3M Leadership

Of all the pathways to growth, investing in our people is most important.

The premise is simple - if your people grow, your company will grow. The key: Linking growth in individuals to those things that unlock energy and activities that our customers value.

To learn more, visit the 3M Canada Leadership website (Full site).

Business Conduct

At 3M, we believe that what the company stands for is just as important as what we sell. We are proud to have built a century-old tradition of operating with uncompromising honesty and integrity.

Find out more about these policies by visiting our Business Conduct website (Full site).

Have a concern? We want to know about it.

3M has retained a third-party vendor, EthicsPoint, to provide a secure and independent reporting capability that offers you:

  • Confidential and anonymous reporting
  • Telephone and web-based reporting options
  • 24-hour access
  • Ability to file written reports in many languages
  • Telephone translators that accommodate 150 languages
  • Ability to follow-up on your concern, even if you report anonymously

3M Business Conduct Helpline

1-1-877-3M-ETHICS (Canada)

Report by Web (Full site, Global)

3M Canada Helpline
1-800-3M HELPS

Community Giving

At 3M, we are proud to support the communities in which we live and work. While 3M recognizes that the needs in every community from coast to coast are great, and wishes the company could support them all, we have focused our giving strategy to include Education, Health and Human Services and the Arts to ensure we have the greatest impact.

To learn more, visit the Community Giving website (Full site).


3M Canada is committed to recruiting and retaining a workforce that reflects the rich diversity of our global business environment. Our Talent Management strategies are focused on employee recruitment, engagement and building a culture which is open, respectful and inclusive for all individuals to reach their full potential. Growth of individuals, teams and the organization requires a healthy, open environment built on respect and dignity with zero tolerance for harassment and racist behaviour.

The 3M organization embraces workforce inclusion and believes it will deliver value and improved business results. We need to move beyond tolerating differences to understanding, respecting and celebrating our differences.

To learn more about our employee resource groups, diversity giving, and supplier diversity, see our Diversity website (Full site).

Financial Information

3M is a $27 billion diversified technology company
Please visit our Investor Relations web site (Full site, Global) for more information.

Supplier Direct

Supplier Direct will provide suppliers with helpful references, documents, forms, and links to aid in doing business with 3M.

Please visit our Supplier Direct website (Full site) for more information.


3M actively contributes to sustainable development through environmental protection, social responsibility and economic progress.

To learn more, visit the Sustainability website (Full site).