About the Ethics Committee
To coordinate the ethics-related activities of the Society, serve as an educational resource and clearinghouse, but not as an adjudication body, for ACS members seeking guidance on ethics issues; raise awareness of ethics issues through meeting programming and columns/editorials; review recognition opportunities for acknowledging ethical behavior; and to develop and oversee such other ethics-related activities as will serve ACS members and promote the Society's standards of ethical conduct within the profession of chemistry and its related disciplines.
Leading a culture of ethics in chemistry.
To provide and promote resources and activities that educate, guide, and recognize chemists in ethical decision-making.
- Develop and disseminate five educational projects for use by local sections.
- Develop collaborative programming on ethics with other groups, both inside and outside of ACS.
- Increase the members’ recognition of ethics in their careers and its impact on society.