3M Co

Child Organization: Ceradyne

3M Company (NYSE: MMM), formerly known as the Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, is an American multinational conglomerate corporation based in Maplewood, Minnesota, a suburb of St. Paul.

Source: Wikipedia

Campaign Finance

$5,167,298 Given

Figures are based on itemized contributions reported to the Federal Election Commission and state agencies. Please note that:

  • contributions under $200 are not reported, and so are not included in totals.
  • only contributions from individuals and organizations to candidates are included. Various accounting measures and more exotic contribution types are excluded.
  • contributions are matched based on organization and recipient name reported within each election cycle. Contributions using an incorrect or non-standard version of the name may be missed.
  • corporate name changes and mergers may cause figures to differ from those of the Center for Responsive Politics.
  • organization totals include known subsidiaries of the organization.

For more information, please see our campaign finance methodology page. Lobbyist bundling data is described on our lobbyist bundling methodology page.

federal data covers from 1989 roughly through Q2 2014
state-level data is not available in bulk for 2014. for current state data, browse http://followthemoney.org/
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    in dollars. "Other" includes 3rd parties and organizations without official party affiliation.
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View all campaign finance data for 3M Co Sources: OpenSecrets.org FollowTheMoney.org


$44,879,254 Spent

Figures are based on lobbying activity reported to the Senate Office of Public Records. Reported dollar amounts are required to be accurate only to the nearest $20,000. For organizations whose primary business is lobbying, we display total income and top clients. For organizations that are not primarily lobbying firms, we display total amount spent on lobbying and top lobbying firms hired.

For more information, please see our lobbying methodology page.

covers roughly through Q2, 2014

Lobbying on Behalf of 3M Co

View all lobbying data for 3M Co Sources: Lobbyist Registration Tracker OpenSecrets.org


Mentioned in 3826 dockets; Submitted to 145 dockets

All data is based on documents downloaded from Regulations.gov. The first table shows mentions: all documents that include the name of the company anywhere in the document or document metadata. The second table shows submissions: all documents where the submitter metadata included the company name. Each table shows the top 10 dockets, ranked by number of occurrences.

Matches are based on a search for the company name. Variations in the company name, such as acronyms, nicknames or alternate names may cause documents to be missed. The mention of a company name in a document may be incidental and does not necessarily indicate that the company has any relevance to the document. Company names that are common English words may erroneously match with text that is not referring to the company.

Not all agencies submit public comments to Regulations.gov. For a list of participating and non-participating agencies see here. Agencies that do submit to Regulations.gov have varying levels of accuracy and completeness.

Regulations and public comments can be downloaded in bulk here.

updated daily from Regulations.gov by way of Docket Wrench

The tables show occurrences of "3M Co" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.


$5,520,000 Received

Figures are based on both committee earmark disclosures and on analysis of appropriations bill text. Table shows top 10 earmarks, ordered by dollar amount in the final version of the bill.

For more information, see our Earmark Methodology page.

Top Earmarks

Fiscal Year Amount Description
2010 $3,920,000 3M Co: Solar Heat Reflective Rim for Energy and Fuel Efficiency in Buildings and Vehicles
2010 $1,600,000 3M Co: Blood, Medical and Food Safety via Eco-Friendly Wireless Sensing (Phase II)
View all earmarks data for 3M Co

Federal Spending

25 grants; 76 contracts

Federal grants, contracts and loans are reported by federal agencies using the FPDS and FAADS systems. The data is made available to the public at USASpending.gov. Please note that the completeness and quality of the data varies greatly by agency.

Only grants, contracts and loans with amounts over $1 million are shown.

Because company names are not reported in a standardized manner, we cannot reliably determine the company receiving the contract or award. The results shown here are based on a search for the company name. Individual records may be missed or erroneously included because of name variations. For more information, please see our federal spending methodology page.

covers through USASpending.gov's Sept. 15, 2012 release for contracts and Oct. 19, 2012 for grants.

Note: Company names in federal spending data are not standardized. The table below is included only as a sample of what is available in the data and has not been reviewed for accuracy or completeness. To investigate the data further, use the links at the bottom of the table.

Type Recipient Name Year Agency Description Amount
3M Company 2005 $11,506,267
3M Company 2005 $6,599,692
3M Company 2012 FUNDING STAF $6,492,976
3M Company 2011 ADD FUNDS - REMOVE STAF $6,241,826
3M Company 2013 ADDING INCREMENTAL FUNDS $5,573,333
3M Company 2013 MOD 7 REVOKE SAF FOR OP1 CLINS 1001, 1002, 1003, AND 1004 $4,899,614
3M Company 2004 $4,868,000
View all grant & loan data for 3M Co View all contract data for 3M Co Sources: USASpending.gov

EPA Violations

9 Enforcement Actions

Figures are based on data from the Environmental Protection Agency’s ECHO website. The ECHO database contains federal and state environmental enforcement actions. Data displayed here includes only those actions that began after 2000 and resulted in fines of over $1 million.

Actions where the company was the sole defendant are listed first. Actions where the company is one of multiple defendants are listed subsequently.

For more information see our EPA methodology page.

covers through EPA's October 19, 2011 release
Case Name Defendant Date Locations Amount
3m Company 3M Company 2006 St. Paul, Mn $1,521,983
Sutton Brook Disposal Area/Ausimont Ind 3M Company (+48 others) 2010 Tewksbury, Ma $34,480,000
Air Products & Chemical, Inc Et Al 3M Company (+40 others) 2005 Elkton, Md $24,500,000
3m Company 3M Company (+106 others) 2008 Wood Ridge, Nj $18,000,000
Advanced Environmental Technology Corp. 3M Co. (+13 others) 2007 Sayreville Boro, Nj; ... $9,863,579
American Standard Inc., Et Al. (Avery Dennison Corp.) 3M Company (+42 others) 2008 Camden, Nj $9,539,092
3m Company Et Al. 3M Company (+67 others) 2004 Carlstadt, Nj $8,649,902
I.W.I. Industries Wellco Section 107 Litigation (Cercla) 3M Corporation (+23 others) 2008 Summit, Il $2,099,852
Allied Oil & Supply Co, Et Al (Container Recycling Superfund Site) 3M Company (+13 others) 2005 Kansas City, Ks $1,127,000
View all EPA violations data for 3M Co Sources: EPA ECHO Enforcement Data

Advisory Committees

43 people on 37 committees

Data is based on disclosures required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Matches are based on the occurrence of the company name in the committee member affiliation. Variations in company names may cause some matches to be missed.

The table shows only the top 10 agencies. To search and download raw records from the complete dataset see the FACA data section.

covers through 2011

Table shows employees of "3M Co" that sat on federal advisory committees.

  • Agency
  • Representation
  • Toggle National Science Foundation 13 people on 10 committees
  • Toggle Environmental Protection Agency 9 people on 4 committees
  • Toggle Department of Health and Human Services 7 people on 8 committees
  • Toggle Department of Commerce 6 people on 7 committees
  • Toggle Department of State 3 people on 2 committees
  • Toggle Small Business Administration 1 person on 2 committees
  • Toggle Department of Transportation 1 person on 1 committee
  • Toggle National Aeronautics and Space Administration 1 person on 1 committee
  • Toggle Department of the Interior 1 person on 1 committee
  • Toggle Office of the United States Trade Representative 1 person on 1 committee
View all advisory committee data for 3M Co