Ethisphere Institute has recognized 3M for ethics and integrity in business conduct and compliance for the ninth straight year. The company is one of 136 organizations around the world designated as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies in 2022, and it is one of only seven industrial companies worldwide to be honored this year.

“For the past 120 years, 3M has built its reputation on doing things ethically,” said Michael Duran, 3M senior vice president and chief ethics and compliance officer. “Our purpose as a company and unwavering integrity help us deliver to our customers and make 3M a great place to work. I am truly proud of our more than 90,000 3M employees who work to protect 3M's reputation every day.”

3M reports that its Code of Conduct is what makes the company’s ethical reputation strong among consumers and across many industries. Company leaders create and promote a workplace environment where compliance and ethical business conduct are expected and encouraged by leading through example.

“The World’s Most Ethical Companies honorees understand the mandate today for business to be ethical, accountable, and trusted to drive positive change,” said Timothy Erblich, Ethisphere CEO. “Congratulations to 3M for receiving this recognition for the ninth year in a row. It’s a testament to 3M’s commitment to do the right thing and its dedication to integrity, governance, and community.”

The World’s Most Ethical Companies assessment process includes questions on environmental, social, and governance factors, safety, equity and inclusion, and social justice. It serves as an operating framework to highlight leading practices of organizations across industries and around the globe.

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