The ACS Strategic Plan for
2018 and Beyond:
How (and Why) You Can
The ACS Strategic Plan for 2018 and Beyond is the blueprint for how the Society will make its Vision of “Improving people’s lives through
the transforming power of chemistry a reality. The plan has been enhanced for 2018 with the guidance of the ACS Board of Directors and the
perspectives of all stakeholders, especially those of graduate students
The Plan’s Foundation
In addition to the ACS Vision, our mission of “Advancing the broader chemistry
enterprise and its practitioners for the benefit of Earth and its people” provides a
strong foundation and guide and also articulates the value the organization provides to its members and our community. In everything we do, we are committed
to the following core values of the plan:
• Passion for Chemistry and the Global Chemistry Enterprise;
• Focus on Members;
• Professionalism, Safety, Ethics; and
• Diversity and Inclusion.
2018 and Beyond
Our four strategic goals reflect our priorities for 2018 and the future. They also lay
out the path we will take to best achieve our Vision as a Society.
Visit strategy.acs.org to learn more about how the Society provides valuable support to the chemistry enterprise and explore the ways you can get involved as you
begin to establish your career.
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