3M attends COP27 as part of its sustainability agenda to address climate change – For Immediate Distribution


3M’s support for COP27 is designed to reinforce the global science and manufacturing company’s commitment to urgent climate mitigation and support for businesses in achieving their own sustainability goals.

3M, which operates across nearly every global industry, and whose products are used by billions worldwide, is ready for COP27, taking place until 18th November 2022, in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. 3M is committed to achieving carbon neutrality across its operations by 2050, providing scientific expertise to help customers achieve their own sustainability goals by reducing carbon footprints across their products and operations, and developing new technologies solutions to help solve some of the world’s greatest environmental challenges.

3M’s participation at COP27 is led by global and regional senior executives that include Dr. Gayle Schueller, Global Senior Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer, 3M, Laszlo Svinger, Vice President and Managing Director, Middle East and Africa, 3M and Maxime Bureau, Director Government Affairs and Sustainability, Europe Middle East & Africa, 3M. 

In line with their goals, 3M is sponsoring and participating in two discussion panels at COP27. The first-panel discussion will center around the topic of ‘Creating Energy Security for All: Technology & Policy Opportunities’ and will take place on November 15, from 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM.  The panel discussion will delve into the urgent need to elevate the technologies and policies to ensure energy security as a response to the global energy crisis. Members of the Global Alliance for Sustainable Energy (GASE) will share their expectations and vision for a secure energy future. The discussion will focus on how countries, corporates and public organizations can drive near-term solutions for energy sufficiency. Additionally, the aim is to also identify the opportunities and differences required in technology and public policy for the Global South versus other developed geographies that will ensure energy access for all. The panelists will include Dr. Gayle Schueller, Global Senior Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer, 3M, Dr. Afif Al Yafei, Chief Executive Officer, Abu Dhabi Transmission and Despatch Company (TRANSCO), Mr. Luiz Augusto Figueira, Chief Management & Sustainability Officer, Electrobas, and Mr. Miguel Setas, Executive Board Member, Group Chief Sustainability & Risk, EDP with Shelly Trench, Global Climate & Sustainability Strategy Lead, BCG will be moderating the panel discussion.

The second-panel discussion taking place on November 17 from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM will focus on the topic of ‘Collaborating for Climate Solutions: How can we accelerate partnerships.’  As part of this panel discussion, participants will address the importance of partnerships between the private sector, investors, and global connectors to drive climate change innovation. The panel will feature panelists including Dr. Gayle Schueller, Global Senior Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer, 3M, Kristen Siemen, CSO, General Motors, Walaa Elhusseiny, Executive Director, UNGC Egypt Network and Diana Acconcia, Director, Climate Action, European Commission. 

As partners of COP273M is committed to showcase sustainability within its business operations achieving carbon neutrality by 2050. With Laszlo Svinger, Vice President & Managing Director of 3M Middle East & Africa, been recently appointed as Chair of the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) Dubai’s Sustainability Committee, 3M and AmCham Dubai hosted a sustainability roundtable with an agenda to reiterate the urgency to collaborate and act on the dialogues for combating climate change. The roundtable was hosted at the newly inaugurated 3M office in Dubai.

The roundtable was led by Dr. Gayle Schueller, Global SVP & Chief Sustainability Officer at 3M along with Laszlo Svinger, VP-MD Middle East & Africa at 3M, and Chair of the AmCham Dubai’s Sustainability Committee and Cara Nazari, Managing Director at American Chamber of Commerce Dubai. It was also attended by the key decision-makers and movers of the sustainability industry in the United Arab Emirates. This year at COP27, science is a key focus for all the partners. With 3M’s firm belief in the power of science, the roundtable witnessed solid discussions and contributions of the companies represented to collaboratively combat climate change with the use of innovative solutions and policies that could help achieve a decarbonized world.

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