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About 3M Health Care

About our Health Care business

Our UK and Ireland Health Care business employs around 800 people from R&D scientists, and clinical specialists to engineers, marketers and business development professionals.

We draw upon 3M's global expertise and diverse technology platforms to develop products and services across a wide spectrum of primary, secondary and community healthcare.

Collaboration, both internally and with our customers, is key to unlocking solutions which help drive advances in healthcare, drug delivery technology and food safety.

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Professional Collaboration at 3M Health Care

Professional Collaboration

3M is founded on the principle of 'doing business the right way' and is committed to the highest ethical standards in line with industry codes of practice and 3M's Compliance and Business Conduct Policy.

We are members of the following associations:-
Association of British Healthcare Industries (ABHI)
Surgical Dressing Manufacturers Association (SDMA)
British Dental Industry Association (BDIA)
Society of Food Hygiene and Technology (SOFHT).

We fully embrace the ABHI Code of Business Practice which sets out ethical standards of practice for interactions with healthcare professionals across a range of activities: sponsorship; commissioning of consultancy services; promotional activity and philanthropy. With a dedicated training programme and compliance auditing, we safeguard the important relationship 3M has with healthcare professionals, ensuring it is based on honesty, transparency and trust.

Community Engagement

Community Engagement

As a company which is globally recognised for innovation, 3M is passionate about inspiring the next generation of original thinkers. Our award winning UK and Ireland Community Programme focuses on encouraging young people’s interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths), subjects and career opportunities. We support communities close to our sites, enabling our employees to participate in STEM education activities and community projects during work hours, sharing their skills, energy and enthusiasm.

Sustainability Practices

Sustainability Practices

For decades, 3M has pioneered sustainable business practices with outstanding results through its innovative 3P Programme – Pollution Prevention Pays – preventing pollution at source and reducing green house gas emissions – significantly reducing our environmental impact.

Quality Standards at 3M Health Care

Quality Standards

We are committed to providing innovative products, services and solutions that meet and exceed both regulatory compliance requirements and customer expectations. Our focus is on continuous improvement and maintaining effectiveness of our quality management systems.

Our Loughborough manufacturing and distribution facility is accredited to ISO9001/13485/14001 and OHAS 18001 standards and is licensed by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency and approved by the US Food & Drug Administration for the supply of pharmaceutical products.
Our Clitheroe manufacturing and distribution facility is accredited to ISO9001, ISO14001 and OHAS 18001 standards.

Careers with 3M


We are committed to recruiting, developing and rewarding the best people in an environment which fosters collaboration and encourages exploration of ideas beyond day-to-day roles.

Our Locations:

Of 3M's nineteen sites in the UK and Ireland, four are
dedicated to our healthcare business:

3M Health Care Site Locations

1. Loughborough - Derby Road
Contract manufacturing of pharmaceutical products; Research and Development, warehousing logistics and distribution of Drug Delivery Systems products.


Loughborough - Morley Street
Sales, marketing and support functions for all healthcare businesses.


2. Clitheroe
Design, manufacture, warehousing and distribution of medical aerosol canisters and medical metered dose (asthma) inhaler valves.


3. Bridgend
Development and manufacture of microbiological testing products for food safety, hospital and industrial hygiene applications.


4. Dublin
The office of 3M Ireland Limited markets our full portfolio of products to healthcare practitioners in the Republic of Ireland.


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