At 3M we apply science to improve lives around the world. Our commitment to science includes continued support for the next generation of scientists and STEM education for all. 3M is a global science and innovation company driven by a unique culture that embraces creativity and collaboration. Our innovation fuels clear differentiation for the benefit of all. 3M has an extraordinary track record of innovation, creating 122,000 patents and adding an average of more than 3,500 patents annually; a testimony to the strength of our innovation engine.
With 96,000 employees in more than 200 countries leveraging 3M science and its 51 technology platforms, unique solutions are being worked on every day for our customers. 3M innovation reaches everyone, around the world, every day, with one purpose: to make progress possible. Our four business groups, Safety and Industry, Transportation and Electronics, Healthcare and Consumer Affairs, make this vision a reality.