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.