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Chemistry: The Science Behind Sustainability

American Chemistry Council

For more than a century, chemistry has enabled solutions to some of the world’s most daunting challenges. Over time, our challenges have grown more complex as we seek to sustain the health and well-being of Earth’s growing population and its natural environment. 

Today the chemical industry’s brightest scientists, engineers and researchers are developing solutions that will help people live longer, healthier lives and support a safe, clean and prosperous world where:

The chemistry industry will help achieve these goals through science, innovation and collaboration.  

Chemicals must be produced and used in ways that protect the health of people and the environment. We are committed to meeting this core expectation and are helping other manufacturers and businesses along the value chain to do the same.

And our commitment to sustainability goes beyond safe chemistry. We must also put the power of chemistry and our industry’s best minds to work, along with experts from the fields of energy, water, nutrition, health care, building and construction, transportation, recycling and waste management, environmental protection and sustainable development, to develop new and innovative ways that chemistry can contribute to a sustainable future.

As an industry, we will:

A sustainable future will require commitments from individuals, communities, governments, business and industry. The chemical industry is committed to being part of the solution.

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