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 are 17 goals for decisive and coordinated action for the benefit of global humanity. Learn how ACS is prioritizing SDGs that are foundational to the work of the chemistry community.

Leaders from ACS and the German Chemical Society (GDCh) have signed a five-year partnership agreement outlining future collaboration in advancing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Watch the webinar of this agreement, recorded on October 28, 2020.

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.

Learn about and attend the 26th Annual GC&E Conference: Thinking in Systems: Designing for Sustainable Use.

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