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3M commits to being 100% carbon neutral by 2050

3M, one of the biggest companies in the world, announced it will invest $1 billion over the next 20 years to reach their goal to be carbon neutral by 2050.

They plan to reduce water use by 25% at its facilities, and return higher quality water to the environment after use in manufacturing operations. The company’s investments will help advance waste reduction and pollution control programs, reduce water usage, and acquire and apply best available technology.

“As we grow 3M, we will lead in environmental stewardship, social equity and justice, and corporate governance,” said 3M chairman and CEO Mike Roman. “We are taking action now to bend the curve on carbon emissions and water use, and improve water quality. Our investments will make us more effective and efficient and drive growth. Today’s announcements demonstrate again how 3M applies science to improve lives to help shape the world through cleaner air, better water quality, and less waste.”

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