3M, one of the US Fortune 500 multinational corporations, has continuously been listed among Vietnam’s top 100 places to work over in recent years thanks to its unique culture of flexibility, innovation, and a focus on ethics and sustainability.
|By industry, the company ranked fourth in the manufacturing and chemical sector, 2 levels higher from the 2016 survey. |
By industry, 3M ranked fourth in the manufacturing and chemical sector, two levels higher from the 2016 survey.
The annual survey of Vietnam’s top 100 places to work is conducted by Anphabe, a career network company and Intage Vietnam, a market research firm, measuring employer brand activities of 678 companies across 24 industries, evaluating six criteria including compensation and benefits, development opportunities, working environment and culture, leadership and management, work-life balance and company reputation.
Founded in 1902 in Minnesota state of the US, and now operating in industrial, safety and graphics, health care, and consumer, 3M employs 91,000 people in over 70 countries globally. The high position for 3M is being attributed to the specific value that the multinational corporation brings to each country’s culture, and the employees of each region.
|At 3M, employees can discuss his flexible working-time, the individual’s preference with managers on the purpose of maximizing some significant impacts on business outcomes |
Work-life balancing should be at the core sector to be successful. As an individual player in the large space under the FlexAbility policy, the employee can discuss his flexible working-time, the individual’s preference with managers on the purpose of maximising some significant impacts on business outcomes. One of the key determinants of this behaviour is how variable processes he can associate to balance living status and in the organisation. Creativeness is also widely encouraged at 3M Vietnam. Obviously, the key processes are to ensure a spirit of individually excellent and collectively brilliant to bring back new technology or solutions aiming to build the organisation's growth. Thus people dynamics here is encouraged to spend 15 per cent of staffs’ working time on improving knowledge and testing novel ideas. Thanks to this associated culture, such innovations as insulating film, the Cubitron abrasive technology, or even post-it notes was put into used.
Former chairman William McKnight has been serving at 3M company for 37 years. He helped to cultivate the productive policy focused on individual priorities for exercising. Till the end, it makes workers far flexible and creative impacting the overall organisational culture aiming to build a better organisation.
|3M encourages people to spend 15 per cent of staffs’ working time on improving knowledge and testing novel ideas |
Values for sustainable growth
All leaders and employees have more priorities in achieving sustainable development, business ethics, and social responsibility. In 2019, 3M has committed that its totally 100 per cent of all products will meet sustainable development’s standards with regard to use easily-recycled materials to reduce waste volume, save water and energy, and adapt from sustainable sources.
|3M develops technology-based products to serve community, aiming to achieve sustainable development |
In Vietnam, 3M has drawn a line when being flexible and responsible via organising the social campaigns to make a difference toward community. Obviously, it has engaged into the University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Ho Chi Minh City to build the international-standard sterilisation centre, and has co-operated with overly 100 hospitals and associations to start some training courses and update technology for those medical staffs.
|3M has drawn a line when being flexible and responsible via organising the social campaigns to make a difference toward community. |
Besides this, equipping medical students with reflective jackets, reflected lights on farm vehicles in collaboration with the National Traffic Safety Committee was successfully launched. In May, 3M CSR campaign named “School Zone” will be kicked off at four primary schools to raise self-awareness about safety for Vietnamese children.
By late 2018, the company’s revenue was estimated at $32.765 billion, up 3.5 per cent on-year.