Green chemistry is increasingly being seen by many corporations as a means to improve the bottom line through innovations that are safer and environmentally preferred while sustaining or improving performance. Companies who understand this are joining industry peers to leverage best practices towards greener outcomes that create opportunities and benefit corporate performance and society. The ACS GCI, as an impartial scientific body, brings together interested parties and facilitates industrial roundtables to promote sustainable and green chemistry and engineering implementation.
Why Joining a Roundtable is of Value to Your Company
The ACS GCI Industrial Roundtables provide tangible value to their member companies:
Roundtables are able to share information through the ACS GCI. These blinded data provide valuable insights into the state of the chemical enterprise and can be used for a variety of purposes by member companies.
Tools for Innovation
High value tools and design guides have been developed by roundtable members for member companies to share, including reagent selection guides, a solvent selection guide, and a life cycle assessment / process mass intensity calculator.
Driving Good Science
Roundtables have awarded small targeted grants totaling over $1,995,000 to fund key research priorities. These grants spur impactful and highly relevant green chemistry research in alignment with the critical needs of the industry.
Facilitating Communications Through Supply Chain
The Roundtable structure facilitates discussions and collaborations on green chemistry assessments throughout the supply chain.
Influencing the Research Agenda
Roundtables have published frequently-cited articles outlining key research priorities within the industry, directing the attention of the academic researchers towards current green chemistry needs of industry.
Informing Policy and Public Opinion
Roundtables have leveraged their collective voice to increase transparency and facilitate communication with regulators, standard setting bodies, funding agencies, and academia.
All Roundtable members benefit from this unique collaborative forum with peers representing global companies. Companies gain access to larger networks through the ACS Green Chemistry Institute®, such as green chemistry educators, government programs, and NGOs.
Development of Future Leaders
Roundtables have consistently encouraged the next generation of green chemistry leaders through conference presentations, educational programs, and workshops. Roundtables have also funded students to attend conferences and professors to develop greener undergraduate teaching laboratory experiments.
Enabling Corporate Stewardship
Commitment to the implementation of green chemistry and engineering provides companies with stories that engage their stakeholders and that are supportive of corporate stewardship programs.