About the American Chemistry Council

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) represents a diverse set of companies engaged in the business of chemistry.  An innovative, $797 billion enterprise, we work to solve some of the biggest challenges facing our nation and our world. Our mission is to deliver value to our members through advocacy, using best-in-class member engagement, political advocacy, communications and scientific research. We are committed to fostering progress in our economy, environment and society.

The business of chemistry:

  • Drives innovations that enable a more sustainable future. 
  • Provides 810,000 manufacturing and high-tech jobs—plus nearly six million related jobs—that support families and communities. 
  • Enhances safety through our diverse set of products and investments in R&D. 
Initiatives and Programs

Every year, the chemistry industry invests tens of millions of dollars to ensure that the products making modern living possible are safe for you, our communities and the environment. In addition to research initiatives, ACC programs focus on anticipating and preventing accidents, as well as educating the public about how to use our products safely.

Chemistry makes it possible to satisfy a growing world population. Our products protect our food supply, air and water, ensure safe living conditions and provide access to efficient and affordable energy sources and lifesaving medical treatments in communities around the globe.

To enable these ongoing innovations, we advocate for public policies that support the creation of groundbreaking products to improve lives, protect our environment and enhance the economic vitality of communities.

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We represent leading U.S. chemical manufactures and are eager to have you join. Learn more about becoming a Member.


News & Resources

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Jobs and Economic Impact

More than 800,000 Americans rely on jobs in the chemistry industry—earning 47 percent more than the average manufacturing wage.