By Stephen Nakrosis
3M Co. (MMM) on Tuesday said it was expanding the company's 2025 Sustainability Goals with a target of "300,000 work hours of skills-based volunteerism by 3M employees."
To reach the new target, 3M said, it is expanding 3M Impact, a service program that enables employees to use their business skills around the globe.
"In 2020, 200 3M employees will travel to 15 cities around the world to work side-by-side with nonprofits, organizations, and local municipalities," the company said. 3M also said it provides opportunities for employees to volunteer in their local communities and in the region surrounding its global headquarters in Saint Paul, Minn.
"NGOs, universities and social enterprises around the world face resource constraints to address the environmental and social challenges in their communities," said Gayle Schueller, 3M Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer. "With this new goal, we're empowering our employees to give back beyond 3M products and technologies, as well as traditional volunteerism, by leveraging their professional skills to help organizations reach their goals."
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