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.
The American Chemistry Council (ACC) is America’s oldest trade association of its kind, representing more than 170 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 $797 billion 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. More than 96 percent of all manufactured goods are touched directly through the business of chemistry. From life-saving medical devices to air bags and solar cells, from child safety seats to clean drinking water, chemistry is at the heart of our economy.
- Supports nearly 26 percent of the U.S. GDP
- Accounts for 14 percent of U.S. exports—more than any other industry
- Provides more than 15 percent of the world’s chemicals
- Provides 810,000 skilled, good-paying American jobs and supports nearly six million more throughout the country
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.