“3M is flipping the switch to becoming powered 100% by renewable energy,” said Roman. “We are continuing to step up our leadership toward a more sustainable future – in our own operations, and in solutions for our customers.”
3M becomes the largest company in Xcel Energy Inc’s service area across eight Western and Midwestern states to convert to 100% renewable electricity. 3M’s St. Paul global headquarters is a 409-acre campus with about 12,000 employees across 30 buildings and research labs.
3M’s transition to 100% renewable electricity at its headquarters will increase the company’s total global renewable electricity sourcing by more than 5% to approximately 30% and further help the company reduces greenhouse gas emissions. 3M has recorded a 68% absolute reduction in greenhouse gas emissions since 2002, while nearly doubling its revenue.
3M is committed to the move to sourcing 100 percent of electricity from renewable sources and has set an interim target to source at least 50 percent of its electricity from renewables by 2025.