Founded over 100 years ago, 3M is a global, diversified, technology company that prides itself on innovation. 3M makes a wide variety of products ranging from post-it notes to pharmaceuticals. 3M has been an ENERGY STAR partner since 1997 and was named an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for several consecutive years.
Industrial Partner Since 1997
Awards & Recognition
3M Center, Building 223-5N-10
St. Paul, MN 55128
Determining scope and scale of benchmarking
3M's energy program oversees hundreds of facilities worldwide and all are required to report on energy efficiency. To make this possible, 3M has devised a system to prioritize energy reporting: facility size dictates the level of required reporting. Each of 3M's plants, and any other facility over 30,000 sq. ft, must report energy use, intensity, and cost monthly. Because facilities' products and processes vary greatly, each facility is measured against its own previous performance. While 3M facilities can't benchmark their performance against each other, their performance is closely monitored and benchmarked over time.