ACS Green Chemistry Institute



The mission of the ACS Green Chemistry Institute® (ACS GCI) is to catalyze the implementation of innovative approaches to chemistry and engineering that enable sustainable development across the globe.

Read our 2022 Report and see how ACS GCI has been working to fulfill our mission.


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Strategic Goals


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Advance research, scholarship and innovation in green chemistry and engineering

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Enable the implementation of green chemistry and engineering across the education sector

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Accelerate the industrial adoption of green chemistry and engineering

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Facilitate equity in the adoption of green chemistry and engineering practices worldwide.


Advisory Board

The ACS GCI Advisory Board is comprised of members from non profit organizations, industry and academia to reflect a broad set of environmental interests and capabilities. The board convenes biannually and assists the Institute in accomplishing its strategic goals.

>> Meet the ACS Green Chemistry Institute Advisory Board


After more than a year of planning by individuals from industry, government, and academia, the Green Chemistry Institute (GCI) was incorporated in 1997 as a not-for-profit 501(c)3 corporation devoted to promoting and advancing green chemistry. In January 2001, GCI joined the American Chemical Society (ACS) in an increased effort to address global issues at the intersection of chemistry and the environment. 

From its earliest days, the Institute has sought to be the premier change agent that has the knowledge, expertise, and capabilities to catalyze the movement of the chemical enterprise toward sustainability through the application of green chemistry principles. To fulfill its mission, ACS GCI supports research, works to integrate green chemistry into all levels of chemical education, aids companies with industrial implementation, hosts conferences, and coordinates efforts with an international network of green chemistry advocates.

GCI resides in the Office of Sustainability in the division of Scientific Advancement at the ACS.


The members of ACS GCI staff come from diverse backgrounds and experiences. They share the conviction that green chemistry is a fundamental building block in the efforts to create a sustainable economy. We pursue ACS GCI’s mission in an entrepreneurial atmosphere in which individual creativity is supported and enhanced by a foundation of strong teamwork.

>> Meet the ACS GCI Team

ACS GCI's Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference

The 28th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference will be held June 2-5, 2024 in Atlanta, Georgia, with the theme AI-Generated Green Chemistry.