3M builds sustainable communities through social investment

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#LangkahHariIni
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IO – 3M Indonesia announced a collaboration with Coaction Indonesia, a non-profit organization focusing on sustainable development programs, to campaign a movement: #LangkahHariIni—Today’s Steps—: Zero Waste Lifestyle. The campaign encourages Indonesian 3M employees and society to apply Zero Waste Lifestyle, an action to reduce food waste as part of a sustainable way of life.

As a company based on science and technology, 3M was one of the first companies to establish a charitable foundation in 1953. The company’s commitment to society continues today. 3M believes that a sustainable future is where ecosystems develop, societies are healthy and safe, and people have equal opportunities. The company is employing its financial investment, business capacity and employees to expand positive impacts in developing and building sustainable communities.

#LangkahHariIni
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Sigit Priowaskito, President Director of PT 3M Indonesia, said, “We believe our small steps will positively benefit the environment and society’s quality of life. 3M continues to support initiatives and organizations who think alike, with evident records to deal with global challenges. #LangkahHariIni is a virtuous initiative and we are pleased to contribute to reducing food waste.”

As well as collaborating with Coaction Indonesia, 3M has recently donated $ 50,000 to Wahana Visi Indonesia, a non-profit humanitarian organization building Solar Panel Installation. The solar panels allow more than 2,000 people in Bengkayang, West Kalimantan, to have access to electricity. Children in the village will learn with enough power, replacing candle light. The solar panel installation for 96 houses began in November 2021, and is predicted to be completed by November 2022.

To contribute and protect society against the pandemic, 3M Indonesia also distributed over one million medical masks to five non-profit organizations: Nara Kreatif, Usaha Mulia Foundation, XSProject, Wahana Visi Indonesia and Syamsi Dhuha Foundation, directing masks to those in need. 3M Indonesia is fully committed to delivering social impact and leveraging competencies for social good.