3M announces new efficiency targets for 2015 2


As Sustainable Business notes : ” As part of its new sustainability goals, 3M aims to improve its energy efficiency 25% by 2015. 3M’s 2015 Sustainability Goals build upon its record of environmental achievements, which go back to 1990. “

” Since 1990, the company has cut greenhouse gases 72% and reduced solid waste indexed to sales by 66%. Those achievements have built its reputation as a global sustainability leader.”

Here is another great example of a global company that understood that the environment can go hand in hand with business. Congratulations 3M !


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  • Olivier J

    ” Since 1990, the company has cut greenhouse gases 72% and reduced solid waste indexed to sales by 66%. Those achievements have built its reputation as a global sustainability leader.”

    Just a question: how can one know this statement is true? I do not doubt 3M makes efforts to cut greenhouses gases, but how can this kind of information been confirmed? And how does this decrease is estimated ?
    In finance we have audit companies and laws to certify accounts for example. I fear this field might not have clear rules yet and that each company calculates its emmissions on its own terms.

  • Edouard Post author

    I think that companies ask for third party calculations. Otherwise any would be free to tell lies…

    Please note one thing : it is per $ generated. This might not be a real cut, just compared to the money the make.

    So if their sales increased by 80 percent their GHG emissions might be the same (example ^^)