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Investing in a more sustainable world.

3M engages in environmental initiatives to make a positive impact on the Earth.

3Mgives invests in initiatives that foster sustainable communities. This includes projects that protect threatened ecosystems, underpin local economies, enhance livelihoods, and promote science-based environmental education.


  • Enable key partners to sustainably manage and maintain at-risk habitats
  • Improve economic outcomes for indigenous peoples through green development and the promotion of green livelihoods
  • Increase the number of children receiving quality environmental learning activities

Environmental Program Highlights

3M helps protect the environment through projects like the Singasandra lake project
Rejuvenating our precious water bodies

Bengaluru has lost more than 30 water bodies to urban development and construction work in recent years. In partnership with the United Way of Bengaluru and BBMP, 3M India has been supporting a campaign dedicated to the revival and preservation of urban lakes in Bangalore, specifically Singasandra Lake, near Electronics city.

Over a three-year period, project is ensuring the conservation, restoration, and sustainable use of the 12-acre water body and the land around it to become a thriving ecosystem that supports bird and aquatic life. Over 6,000 species of plants have been incorporated into the lake’s ecosystem and the local community is engaged in the maintenance of the lake.

3M gives back to the environment through solar projects
Providing uninterrupted power supply to rural primary health care centres with solar powered installations

Healthcare services in rural areas cannot be delivered effectively unless the healthcare facilities are provided with uninterrupted power supply. 

3M India has partnered with Selco Foundation to set up solar-powered installations at seven rural primary healthcare centres around its manufacturing plant in Ranjangaon.  With these solar installations, the rural PHCs will be able to provide timely primary health care services impacting about 3.5 lakh people in the villages around the PHCs. The installations include customised renewable energy solutions (solar powered systems) and energy efficient medical appliances to aid maternity wards in these centers.