Water Management Reducing Waste Enhancing Biodiversity 3M Supports Three Projects of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) Through a $1 Million Grant in 2008 China’s Nature Reserves • Enhancing Biodiversity at 3M Locations • Compliance with Mandatory Standards • Rewarding Employee Innovation • Product Environmental Management Report Development • 3M’s Sustainability Report, Scope & Profile • 3M’s Sustainability Report Data Collection • Defining Sustainability Report Content • Reporting Milestones • Report Verification
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Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Content Index
About the Global Reporting Initiative
The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is a network-based organization that includes representatives from business, government, labor, third-party advocacy groups and academia. The GRI organization has developed a framework for sustainability reporting. Following the GRI sustainability framework advances two important objectives: transparency and the ability to compare results from one organization to another. 3M has developed its sustainability report using the Global Reporting Initiative’s G3 guidelines (established in 2006). The table below outlines where specific GRI reporting elements and indicators are addressed in the report. For more information on the Global Reporting Initiative please visit GRI's website (http://www.globalreporting.org/Home). GRI Application Levels The image below illustrates the GRI’s possible application levels under G3. 3M self declares its 2009 report as a “C” level report. 3M self declared its 2008 report as a “C+” level report. Environmental Resources Management (ERM) reviewed 3M’s 2008 Sustainability Report and procedures and provided an independent, third party assurance of the report. 3M’s 2006 Sustainability report was also 3rd party verified. For more information on 3M’s verification efforts please see Report Verification.
GRI Content Index GRI Element Description Report Location(s) Profile Strategy & Analysis 1.1 Statement from the most http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal senior decision-maker of /3M/en_US/3Mthe organization. Sustainability/Global/VisionHistor y/CEO/ Organization Profile 2.1 Name of the organization. 2.2 Primary brands, products, and/or services. Detail & Comments
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