- Earned ISO 50001 energy management certification for two plants (ISO is the Switzerland-based International Organization for Standardization, which establishes uniform industry standards worldwide).
- Implemented 201 new energy efficiency projects and funded 23 smaller initiatives from a special corporate fund.
- Engaged in partnerships to further develop carbon dioxide separation and recycling technologies.
- Hosted a “Working with ENERGY STAR” workshop for local manufacturing companies.
- Initiated a facility metering project to better track and manage energy use.
- Hired a full-time analyst to organize facility energy data and mine it for new efficiency opportunities.
- Awarded $225,000 in grants to academic researchers for energy-related studies.
- Involved 78 3M facilities in the Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Challenge, collaborating with other industry participants on energy-saving techniques.
- Launched an education program to engage students in environmental leadership.
3M Earns ENERGY STAR 'Sustained Excellence' Award For Record Ninth Consecutive Year
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