The chief executive of 3M is resigning from the president’s Manufacturing Jobs Initiative panel, saying it is no longer an effective forum for the company to advance its goals.
Inge Thulin’s resignation is one of several following President Donald Trump’s comments after the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.
In a statement, Thulin says: ‘‘Sustainability, diversity and inclusion are my personal values and also fundamental to the 3M Vision. The past few months have provided me with an opportunity to reflect upon my commitment to these values.’’
Denise Morrison, the president and CEO of Campbell’s Soup, also said in a statement that she is withdrawing from the panel.
“Racism and murder are unequivocally reprehensible and are not morally equivalent to anything else that happened in Charlottesville. I believe the president should have been – and still needs to be – unambiguous on that point,” she said in a statement.