EuChemS and the American Chemical Society (ACS) signed a Chemistry Enterprise Partnership during the EuChemS General Assembly in Bucharest last week. The partnership, signed by Pilar Goya, EuChemS President and Bonnie Charpentier, ACS President, lays out areas in which the two organisations have a shared interest in advancing the chemistry enterprise, its practitioners, and in addressing the global challenges we face.
The agreement encompasses shared areas of interest such as in better communicating Chemistry’s values, identifying relevant policy areas, developing symposia, workshops and training on a wide variety of education and employment issues, and finally, addresses the need to continue supporting and participating in each other’s meetings.
The Chemistry Enterprise Agreement moreover identifies areas of collaboration within the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) where as representatives of the Chemistry community, we all have a role to play.
The Agreement had as a predecessor a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed during the EuChemS General Assembly in Seville. In the MoU, the two societies agreed to work together to “promote the ethical use of chemistry” and “collaborate for the good of the chemical enterprise, of their members, and of the subject of chemistry” in such areas as events, surveys, lobbying, ethics and safety, global challenges, exchange programmes and the public understanding of chemistry.