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Our corporate governance principles govern how we do business on a daily basis, enabling us to outperform and lead the way to sustainable growth. Our governance principles provide a framework that defines the roles, rights, and responsibilities of different groups within the organization. 3M’s Board of Directors oversees the Chief Executive Officer and senior management and ensures that appropriate procedures and controls are in place covering managements’ activities in operating the company on ethical grounds on a day-to-day basis.

The Board has adopted the following governance guidelines and committee charters, which in conjunction with 3M’s articles of incorporation and Bylaws, form the governance framework of 3M. In this section, you will find various documents that describe our corporate governance framework.



Corporate Documents
Download Corporate Governance DocumentationCertificate of Incorporation
Download Corporate Governance DocumentationBylaws
Committee Charters
Download Corporate Governance DocumentationAudit Committee
Download Corporate Governance DocumentationCompensation Committee
Download Corporate Governance DocumentationFinance Committee
Download Corporate Governance DocumentationNominating and Governance Committee
Governance Documents
Download Corporate Governance DocumentationGovernance Guidelines
Download Corporate Governance DocumentationBoard of Directors Code of Conduct
Download Corporate Governance DocumentationDirector Independence Guidelines
Download Corporate Governance DocumentationEmployee Business Conduct Policies
Download Corporate Governance DocumentationPolitical Activities and Issue Advocacy
Download Corporate Governance DocumentationPolitical Activities Principle
Download Corporate Governance Documentation2014 Annual Meeting of Stockholders Voting Results