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ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence - Energy Management


3M is a diversified technology company that produces more than 55,000 products across several business segments and operates in more than 60 countries around the world. This is the fifth time 3M has received ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence recognition. The award honors the company's continuing growth in energy management and its commitment to the environment and global community. Key accomplishments include:

         Improving energy efficiency by 5.6% in 2008, saving $12.6 million last year and more than $100 million since 1990.

         Increasing assistance to its top 20 energy-using plants to help meet their energy goals; these plants reduced energy use intensity by 1.8% in 2008.

         Demonstrating the importance of energy management globally by increasing the number of energy projects initiated in 2008 by 11%.

         Integrating 17 new facilities into the energy management program.

         Establishing the new 3M Renewable Energy Division to support advancements in renewable energy markets and continuing the companys Alternative Energy Working Group to champion greater use of alternative energy in 3M operations.

         Reducing customers' greenhouse gas emissions by making energy-saving technologies accessible around the world at greater volume and reduced costs.

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