ACS Vision & Messages

Our Vision

Improving people’s lives through the transforming power of chemistry.

Our Mission

To advance the broader chemistry enterprise and its practitioners for the benefit of Earth and its people.

Sustainability as an ACS Priority

How ACS will address the world’s sustainability challenges is the focus of one of the primary goals of the ACS Strategic Plan. The ACS strategic Goal 3 is in support of the ACS vision of, “Improving people’s lives through the transforming power of chemistry,” and to support our mission, “To advance the broader chemistry enterprise and its practitioners for the benefit of Earth and its people.”

ACS Strategic Plan Goal 3

ACS will be a global leader in enlisting the world’s scientific professionals to address, through chemistry, the challenges facing our world.

Chemistry must play a major role in finding sustainable solutions to far-reaching societal challenges such as providing sufficient energy, protecting the environment, assuring the availability of safe food and water for all people, and improving global healthcare. Through its capacity to convene the scientific community including key stakeholders from academe, government, and industry, to bring unmatched expertise on critical national and global issues; the ACS will play a leading role in harnessing the power of chemistry to improve people’s lives.

Level 1 Challenge
Sustainability has been identified, by ACS, as a level 1 challenge.