MAPLEWOOD, Minn. (AP) – 3M joins the growing list of multinational companies that have suspended business operations in Russia following its invasion of Ukraine.
The Maplewood-based company has a headquarters in Moscow and two production plants in the country.
3M’s announcement comes as companies in various industries have suspended all or part of their Russian operations in recent days, including McDonald’s, Exxon-Mobil, General Electric and Netflix.
3M, which makes consumer goods and operates in health, worker safety and other categories, also joins rival Honeywell, which this week said it had “suspended nearly all of our operations sales, distribution and service in Russia and Belarus”. which aided the invasion of Russia.
Russia has become a global pariah as companies seek to uphold their reputations and meet corporate responsibility standards.
Polaris, the Medina-based automaker, is among the Minnesota companies that halted sales or exports to Russia in response to the invasion.
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