ACS Vision Statement: Improving people’s lives through the transforming power of chemistry
ACS Statement on Diversity (Approved by the ACS Board of Directors – 2007)
The American Chemical Society believes that to remain the premier chemical organization that promotes innovation and advances the chemical sciences requires the empowerment of a diverse and inclusive community of highly skilled chemical professionals regardless of race, gender, age, religion, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, presence of disabilities, educational background, and other factors. Chemical scientists rely on the ACS to promote inclusion and diversity in the discipline.
To enable scientific progress and maintain its global competitive edge, the ACS remains committed to inspiring and educating the present and future generations of diverse, innovative, and creative chemical professionals. By promoting inclusion and equity to all, the ACS will succeed in fostering a diverse community of professionals in the chemical sciences who will be the catalyst for transforming the world through their full participation and integration into the chemical professions.
To advance ethnic and racial diversity and inclusion in ACS and the broader chemistry enterprise.
Goal 1: Develop and sustain an ongoing programmatic presence on-line and at ACS national and regional meetings.
Goal 2: Advocate for increased recognition of racially and ethnically underrepresented chemical scientists for various ACS awards.
Goal 3: Collect and disseminate information on racially and ethnically underrepresented chemical practitioners to targeted stakeholders
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