Advancing ACS' Core Value of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Respect
We believe in the strength of diversity in all its forms, because inclusion of and respect for diverse people, experiences, and ideas lead to superior solutions to world challenges and advances chemistry as a global, multidisciplinary science.
**Adapted from definitions from the Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice:
The representation of varied identities and differences (race, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, tribe, caste, socio-economic status, thinking and communication styles, etc.), collectively and as individuals. ACS seeks to proactively engage, understand, and draw on a variety of perspectives.
Seeks to ensure fair treatment, equality of opportunity, and fairness in access to information and resources for all. We believe this is only possible in an environment built on respect and dignity. Equity requires the identification and elimination of barriers that have prevented the full participation of some groups.
Builds a culture of belonging by actively inviting the contribution and participation of all people. Every person’s voice adds value, and ACS strives to create balance in the face of power differences. In addition, no one person can or should be called upon to represent an entire community.
Ensures that each person is treated with professionalism, integrity, and ethics underpinning all interpersonal interactions.