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Annual Report 2017 3Mgives Global Community Impact 2017 Community As 3M’s social investment arm, 3Mgives strives to Investment maximize the company’s community impact and support a culture of service among our people. 3Mgives partners with organizations that have proven track records for: $73.5 • advancing equitable STEM and educational outcomes for under-represented and under- Million (USD) resourced populations • building inclusiveness, diversity, strength and vibrancy in communities where 3M operates $35.9 Cash • sustaining ecosystems and promoting $37.6 In-Kind environmental stewardship in 3M communities 3M supports the next generation of scientists, innovators and leaders by investing in STEM education from kindergarten through college. Examples include funding field trips for Saint Paul Public School students, partnering with DonorsChoose.org on the 3M Robotics Innovation Challenge and providing scholarships to high school seniors.
Our three-part investment approach: 2017 Education Giving Highlights 3M supports initiatives that increase student interest and achievement in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), resulting in a robust and diverse pipeline of global talent. Leveraging the Skills of 3Mers around the World Community 3M Impact 3M partnered with PYXERA Global to launch 3M Impact, 3M enhances community vibrancy a program that empowers 3Mers to use their skills to by assuring access to basic needs, contribute to solutions for some of the world’s greatest challenges. In our inaugural year, 50 3Mers from around preparing youth for life-long success, the world traveled to Indonesia, Malaysia or Vietnam, where increasing access to quality and they spent two immersive weeks collaborating with local diverse arts opportunities, and nonprofits, social enterprise organizations and government contributing to global humanitarian agencies to address a pressing social or environmental relief efforts. issue. Working in small teams, 3Mers completed 15 projects. Those projects included bringing hand-washing habits and infrastructure to a rural community in Vietnam and working with an organization focused on skills development for underprivileged youth in Indonesia to adjust their business Environment and financial models. In 2017, 3M Impact teams reached nearly 278,000 individuals in Southeast Asia and saved the 3M invests in environmental host organizations an estimated $431,000 in operational initiatives that promote sustainability efficiency improvements. and environmental stewardship 3Mers offered their business expertise to support organizations in in the communities where we Southeast Asia, including nonprofit XSProject that benefits local youth operate. We are committed to in Jakarta, Indonesia. supporting organizations focused on conservation and improving air and water quality. 3M also supports environmental learning activities for students. Since 1953, we have invested $1.58 billion in cash and product contributions in 3M communities. +
3M Global Volunteer Day Robotics teams, summer STEM Camp and our signature In September 2017, 3M marked its fourth Global Volunteer program, 3M STEP (Science Training Encouragement Day. This annual event invites 3Mers around the world to Program) for high school juniors and seniors. make a positive difference in their communities through In recognition of the amazing commitment of Saint Paul volunteerism. For example, in Spain 25 young people from Public School teachers, 3M funded all projects in the district Aldeas Infantiles, an organization dedicated to nurturing that were live on DonorsChoose.org as of the morning of vulnerable children, visited the 3M Spain Innovation Center Dec. 8, 2017. This ‘flash funding’ included 160 projects to learn how science can be applied to improve lives. The impacting more than 15,000 students at nearly 30 schools— children were divided into teams to complete science with materials ranging from sensory equipment for early experiments. The winning team received a science award, learners to technology to empower students with disabilities. and all of the children received a snack and a pack of 3M products. FIRST® Robotics Creating Pathways for Robots invaded the plaza at 3M’s corporate headquarters Success in STEM and Business in St. Paul, Minnesota in August 2017, along with 3M Manufacturing and more than 350 Minnesota high school students whose Academic Partnership FIRST® Robotics teams In an effort to increase interest and exposure to advanced were sponsored by 3M. manufacturing opportunities, 3M launched its Manufacturing More than 50 elementary and Academic Partnership (MAP) program in 2017. Through and middle school students partnerships with local high schools and community from 3M-supported FIRST® Students met science celebrity and technical colleges, 3M helps promote advanced LEGO® League teams, dozens Dean Kamen at 3M’s “Robots manufacturing training to support a strong technical of 3Mers who volunteer their Invade the Plaza” event. workforce in the years to come. In 2017, the company time as mentors, coaches invested more than $800,000 in this initiative, including and judges for FIRST® Robotics, as well as hundreds of 3Mers teacher training and student scholarships. and their children also joined the fun. This event featured robot demonstrations and a parade of FIRST® Robotics DonorsChoose.org teams. Another highlight was special guest and keynote speaker Dean Kamen, founder of the FIRST® organization. An 3M’s partnership with DonorsChoose.org brings innovative inventor, entrepreneur and advocate for STEM, the students STEM learning experiences to public schools across the were eager to take selfies with Kamen and ask him to sign U.S. In addition to providing grants for STEM classroom their robots. projects, 3M and DonorsChoose.org launched the 3M Robotics Innovation Challenge in 2017 to support exposure to robotics and STEM skills. In schools across the nation, University of Minnesota students constructed robots to overcome environmental 3M announced a new $8 million commitment to the challenges like clearing a “landslide,” engineered alarms to University of Minnesota to support scholarships and safeguard their school supplies, programmed robots with outreach programs—bringing the company’s lifetime sensors to race through a maze, and more. Throughout the total to nearly $120 million in both cash and products. This Challenge, 3M committed $500,000 to bring STEM learning investment will integrate STEM into K-12 education, prepare experiences to nearly 170,000 students in more than 840 students to succeed in science and business, and help build schools across all 50 states. a pipeline of high-performing and diverse global talent. Saint Paul Public Schools 3M Frontline Sales Initiative Through investments of cash and products totaling 3Mgives partners with 3M’s sales organization to empower $1 million in 2017, 3M helped to increase Saint Paul college students to gain business experience and sales skills. Public School (SPPS) students’ access to STEM programs During the summer of 2017, a record 61 students from more and career preparedness. Hundreds of 3Mers served as than 20 universities across the U.S. participated in the 3M mentors, mock interviewers, science fair judges and career Frontline Sales Internship Program. Students applied business speakers—in addition to providing 17,000 students with analytics, sales and marketing skills as they spent eight weeks school supplies on the first day of school. Today, more than in the field selling 3M products or developing marketing 12,000 students in SPPS are involved in a 3M-sponsored programs for one of 3M’s businesses. At the end of the STEM activity, such as FIRST® LEGO® League and FIRST® program, many accepted jobs with 3M.
3M leverages financial investments, product donations and the skills and passion of 3Mers worldwide to increase access and opportunities for all people to succeed in STEM and business fields, as well as to improve lives through environment and community programs. Strengthening our Communities products to support communities in crisis—in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, Mexico and several other regions of the world. This support provided immediate relief to the people in those Community Vibrancy Grants areas, and helped assure that those affected by a natural 3M invested in local nonprofits to enhance community disaster received support to reestablish self-sufficiency. vibrancy. For example, the company provided a $21,000 grant for the Boys and Girls Club of North Central Alabama to support an after-school program. The Lacey’s Spring Club Investing in a More after-school program provides a safe place for local children and offers experiences and activities they may not otherwise Sustainable World be able to access. With a focus on homework help, a Boys and 3M Eco Grants Girls Club study showed that members who attend the Club more than three times a week are more likely to graduate. 3M enhances environmental education by helping students connect science to the world around them. Each year, 3M invests in local environmental organizations in our Humanitarian Aid communities to support projects aimed at improving science- In fall 2017, 3M responded to the unprecedented level based environmental and conservation education for youth. In of natural disasters, including earthquakes and multiple 2017, 3M-funded projects included Friends of the Mississippi devastating hurricanes and wildfires, with cash support and River’s efforts to help students learn about improving the product donations. In addition, 3M established a Global health of the Mississippi River. As another example, in Orange Relief Fund to strategically support affected communities County, California, 3M provided a grant to help increase with targeted local investments. In total, 3M and 3M access to the Discovery Science Center where students learn employees invested more than $4.5 million in cash and about conservation and preservation. 2017 Global Giving by Focus Area Giving Area Cash In-Kind Total Volunteer Hours Community $17,743,880 $24,793,697 $42,537,577 190,274 Education $15,148,320 $12,780,682 $27,929,002 83,737 Environment $2,980,085 $66,732 $3,046,817 21,966 Total (USD) $35,872,284 $37,641,112 $73,513,396 295,977 2017 Global Giving by Region Giving Area Cash In-Kind Total Volunteer Hours Asia Pacific $1,814,289 $2,241,542 $4,055,831 6,739 Europe, Middle East and Africa $620,852 $311,874 $932,726 6,699 Latin America and Caribbean $2,987,836 $978,913 $3,966,749 3,228 Canada $1,503,179 $680,000 $2,183,179 2,052 United States $27,713,214 $29,751,138 $57,464,352 277,259 International—Region Not Defined $1,232,914 $3,677,646 $4,910,560 — Total $35,872,284 $37,641,112 $73,513,396 295,977 Note: Cash listed in US Dollars (USD). Dollars based on the impact of region, not necessarily the source of the investments. Totals may vary due to rounding. 3Mgives 3M Center, Building 225-01-S-23 St. Paul, MN 55144 USA www.3Mgives.com © 3M 2018. All rights reserved.