Thursday, July 19, 2007

Company Profile: 3M

3M is fundamentally a science-based company. We produce thousands of imaginative products, and we're a leader in scores of markets – from health care and highway safety to office products and optical films for LCD displays. Our success begins with our ability to apply our technologies – often in combination – to an endless array of real-world customer needs. Of course, all of this is made possible by the people of 3M and their singular commitment to make life easier and better for people around the world.


  • Provide investors an attractive return through sustained, quality growth.
  • Satisfy customers with superior quality, value and service.
  • Respect our social and physical environment.
  • Be a company employees are proud to be part of.

3M At a Glance (Year-end 2006)

  • Worldwide sales: $22.9 billion.
  • International sales: $14.1 billion (61 percent of company's total).
  • Companies in more than 60 countries.
  • 3M products sold in nearly 200 countries.
  • More than 75,000 employees worldwide.
  • 3M employs mostly local nationals. Fewer than 300 3M employees worldwide are Foreign Service Employees not residing in their home countries.
  • Plant locations: 145 worldwide.
  • Sales office locations: 169 worldwide.

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