Quality of Life

Quality of Life

Quality of LifeThe chemical industry helps communities prosper and grow, and we make it a priority to support our neighbors, especially in times of need. Chemistry enables countless technologies that make life healthy, safe and comfortable, contributing to higher standard of living for people across the country and around the world.

The Science Behind Sustainability

Solvay Woman Farmer

Sustainable Guar Initiative: Business Solutions to Poverty

Sustainability Challenge:

Small farmers in India can face numerous challenges, from soil quality to scarce water supply to lack of access to markets for their crops.

Chemistry Solution:

Chemical company Solvay partnered with NGO TechnoServe to promote sustainable crop production for Indian farmers.

Sustainability Benefit:

This partnership, the Sustainable Guar Initiative, helps farmers in rural India improve crop production to enhance their revenue, empower women farmers, and protect the local environment, as well as improve nutrition, health and hygiene

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Croda’s Lipid Nanoparticle Technology Provides Critical Foundation for Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine

Sustainability Challenge:

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the health and well-being of people around the world, necessitating quick action to develop medical solutions to help overcome the disease and its human impacts. 

Chemistry Solution:

Avanti, a part of the Life Sciences sector of Croda International Plc, was the first company to supply clinical and commercial quantities of the lipid technology that enables the targeted release of the mRNA vaccine to muscular tissue, providing protection against COVID-19.

Sustainability Benefit:

The Lipid Nanoparticle (LNP) delivery system helped enable rapid development of a vaccine to protect individuals from SARS-CoV-2 and enhance human health and quality of life.

Arkema Farmer

Arkema’s Sustainable Castor Oil Initiative Advances Sustainable Farming to Produce Bio-Based Polymer Materials

Sustainability Challenge:

With an increased emphasis on sustainable chemistry practices, manufacturers are looking for solutions to enhance responsible consumption and production practices that have reduced impact on the environment.

Chemistry Solution:

Arkema's bio-based polyamide 11 chemistry is derived from sustainable castor oil, which avoids competition with the world's food supply and reduces deforestation consequences. 

Sustainability Benefit:

Arkema has not only innovated an advanced polymer made from fully sustainable resources, but also has co-created the world's first sustainable castor farming initiative, training farmers in India on sustainable agricultural practices.

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DuPont’s Clear into the Future Initiative Focuses on Enhancing the Natural Environment through Community Engagement

Sustainability Challenge:

Partnerships and collaboration between industry, communities and academic institutions can help protect the natural environment.

Chemistry Solution:

DuPont has established and enacted a global initiative to fund and support nonprofit organizations for programs focused on protecting and improving the environment and sponsoring public nature centers.

Sustainability Benefit:

In 2019, DuPont sponsored 23 projects spanning nine countries and four regions to protect and improve the environment.

ACC Members Undertake Outreach Efforts to Help Build and Grow Strong Communities

Sustainability Challenge:

As communities grow and expand, the need for products and technologies that enhance quality of life will continue to grow.

Chemistry Solution:

Efforts and commitments from the chemical industry and its more than 811,000 employees across the United States help cities and towns meet the needs of their citizens.

Sustainability Benefit:

By engaging in local outreach efforts, ACC member companies help build and grow healthy, safe, secure communities.


Chemistry in Action

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Chemistry Enables Active, Healthy Lifestyles

From modern swimsuits that help athletes glide through the water to plastic fibers that make our workout clothing breathe and wick away sweat, the products of chemistry help us live active, healthy lifestyles.