Improving people's lives through the transforming power of chemistry
Advance the broader chemistry enterprise and its practitioners for the benefit of Earth and its people
In pursuing the ACS Goals, we systematically apply the following Core Values:
ACS is a Congressionally chartered not-for-profit 501(c)3 scientific professional society. The Society will remain a strong and sustainable organization, maintaining adequate financial resources and adhering to financial stewardship principles that will ensure its ability to accomplish ACS Goals today and into the future. ACS will marshal our unique resources to:
Be the most authoritative, comprehensive, and indispensable provider of chemistry-related information.
ACS will be the most trusted source for chemistry-related information by providing indispensable products and services. These include high-quality journals and periodicals, databases, and meetings that advance the practice of chemistry and related sciences. Through creative collaborations, transformative technologies, and best practices, ACS will ensure that its information products and services are the most authoritative and accessible.
Empower an inclusive community of members with networks, opportunities, resources, and skills to thrive in the global economy.
ACS will provide and develop resources to enable its members and other chemistry-related professionals to succeed in the global scientific enterprise at all stages of their careers. ACS will be a key resource for professional and career development and peer collaboration, and will encourage diversity in the chemical sciences. Through advocacy efforts, ACS will encourage the creation and retention of chemistry-related jobs within the U.S.
Foster the development of the most innovative, relevant, and effective chemistry education in the world.
ACS will promote the development and dissemination of best practices in chemistry education to ensure a scientifically literate citizenry and a highly qualified chemical workforce. High-quality, evidence-based approaches to chemistry education and advanced professional development for teachers will be fostered. ACS will support reforms and initiatives that result in safer laboratory practices and a pipeline of competent, ethical, and competitive U.S. chemists ready to address global challenges.
Communicate chemistry's vital role in addressing the world's challenges to the public and policymakers.
ACS will lead in communicating the value of chemistry. Active participation of individual members in public outreach efforts will be encouraged and supported. ACS will be the premier advocacy organization to promote science, engineering, and innovation within the chemistry enterprise.