With more than 51,000 members and an international publishing and knowledge business we are the UK’s professional body for chemical scientists, supporting and representing our members and bringing together chemical scientists from all over the world.
A not-for-profit organisation with a heritage that spans 170 years, we have an ambitious international vision for the future. Around the world, we invest in educating future generations of scientists. We raise and maintain standards. We partner with industry and academia, promoting collaboration and innovation. We advise governments on policy. And we promote the talent, information and ideas that lead to great advances in science.
In a complex and changing world, chemistry and the chemical sciences are essential. They are vital in our everyday lives and will be vital in helping the world respond to some of its biggest challenges.
We are committed to promoting, supporting and celebrating inclusion and diversity. We understand that the success of our community depends on our ability to nurture the talent of the best people regardless of who they are or their background.
We’re working to shape the future of the chemical sciences – for the benefit of science and humanity.
Our Royal Charter, originally granted in 1848 and updated to match our growth, is at the core of how we advance excellence in the chemical sciences. It states our fundamental aims and objectives, and codifies how we are governed.
We are proud of our heritage, upon which we build our ambitious future. Read more about over 170 years of history and see how we became the world's leading chemistry community.
Find out about our strategic priorities as an organisation and how we can best use our talents and resources to achieve our mission: by connecting people with the chemical sciences through knowledge, skills and community.
Find out more about our structure and governance, including our Council, Boards, Committees and Divisions.
We form strategic partnerships with organisations who share our goals to deliver educational activities, scientific policy and international development.
We report on our successes to various bodies, including our members and the Charity Commission, by producing summary reports of our strategies, activities and impacts. Find out more about how we advance excellence in the chemical sciences.