Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan 2014 and Beyond*

A summary of the ACS Strategic Plan for 2014 and Beyond is also available for download.

The Society invites our members, customers, and stakeholders worldwide to participate in discussion regarding the strategic plan. As always your input is invaluable in guiding us as we move forward. Share your thoughts with the Society at

The plan’s foundation is our Vision of “Improving people’s lives through the transforming power of chemistry,” and our Mission to “Advance the broader chemistry enterprise and its practitioners for the benefit of Earth and its people.” In pursuing the ACS Goals, we systematically apply the following Core Values: passion for chemistry in the broadest sense, focus on members, professionalism, diversity and inclusion.

Our priorities for 2014 and beyond have been developed to best achieve the Society’s vision. The ACS will marshal our unique resources to:

  • Provide Information
  • Advance Member Careers
  • Improve Education
  • Communicate Chemistry’s Value
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