The American Chemistry Council (ACC) represents more than 190 companies engaged in the business of chemistry—an innovative, economic growth engine that is helping to solve the biggest challenges facing our country and the world. Our members are the leading companies engaged in all aspects of the business of chemistry, from the largest corporations to the smallest, and everything in between. They are the people and companies creating the groundbreaking products that are improving the world all around us by making it healthier, safer, more sustainable and more productive.
The American Chemistry Council’s mission is to advocate for the people, policy, and products of chemistry that make the United States the global leader in innovation and manufacturing.
To achieve this, we:
- Champion science-based policy solutions across all levels of government;
- Drive continuous performance improvement to protect employees and communities through Responsible Care®;
- Foster the development of sustainability practices throughout ACC member companies; and
- Communicate authentically with communities about challenges and solutions for a safer, healthier and more sustainable way of life.
Our vision is a world made better by chemistry, where people live happier, healthier, and more prosperous lives, safety and sustainably – for generations to come.
We believe that if America is to remain a country that innovates and competes globally, it must do so with a thriving American chemical industry. Protecting that unique role and promoting our industry’s interests drives everything we do.
Our member-driven philosophy makes ACC the leading, collective voice of the business of chemistry, driving a pro-growth, common sense and science-based public policy agenda that brings forth innovation, creates jobs and economic expansion and enhances public and environmental health and safety.
Initiatives & 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.