Chemistry & Sustainability

Find out how ACS is shaping the future of sustainable chemistry
and learn ways to get involved.

As the world’s largest society of scientists, the American Chemical Society recognizes the importance of chemistry in improving people’s lives and ensuring the well-being of the planet. ACS is committed to supporting our members and working with partners to address global sustainability challenges.

U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Using the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals as a framework, ACS is developing a strategic response to the challenge of creating a sustainable path into the future.

Set in 2015, the U.N. SDGs call for decisive and coordinated action for the benefit of global humanity. Each of the 17 goals contains specific targets with indicators to help track progress in achieving them. Learn how ACS is prioritizing SDGs that are foundational to the work of the chemistry community.

Read ACS’s policy position on sustainability and the environment.

Learn how ACS promotes advancements in sustainable chemistry and engineering through grants and awards.

Articles from C&EN on sustainability, chemistry and the environment.


Browse ACS webinars on green chemistry topics.

Watch videos from the virtual GC&E Conference and submit symposia for the 25th Annual GC&E Conference. The theme for 2021 is: "Sustainable Production to Advance the Circular Economy".

The ACS Climate Science Toolkit equips you with information to educate others about climate science.