The chemistry-based industries are diverse and span many sectors. Here at the Royal Society of Chemistry we support and work with a variety of industries and sectors from chemical manufacturing, energy, food and drink, pharmaceuticals, agriculture, consumer products to contract research organisations, analytical services and more.
Our community comprises businesses of all sizes from startups and small businesses to global chemical corporations. We're here to support this community in making the world a better place, through direct support to small businesses, catalysing systemic changes and raising the visibility of innovation on behalf of chemistry industries in the UK.
£18bn gross value added
400k people employed
Source: The Chemistry Council Sector Deal/UK Chemistry Council
Small and medium enterprises
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Large companies and global corporations
Find out how we work with large companies and global corporations and the support available for your workforce.
The world is changing faster than ever before and the challenges it faces are increasingly more complex. We are catalysing collaborative action to tackle persistent problems and accelerate solutions towards global challenges. Here are some of our current initiatives.
Research and insights
We have been informing and influencing the debate with policymakers, on behalf of the chemistry industries. Here is some of our more recent work on innovation, sustainability and chemistry workforce.
Chemistry’s Contribution: Workforce trends and economic impact
Commissioned by the Royal Society of Chemistry and conducted by Cambridge Econometrics, this study provides evidence on the scale and skills of the UK’s chemistry-using workforce and its substantial direct and indirect contribution to the UK economy.
Igniting innovation: The case for supporting UK deep tech chemistry
Chemistry-intensive SMEs (small- to medium-sized enterprises) are vital to our economy and future prosperity. Explore the challenges, barriers and unique contributions of deep tech chemistry SMEs.
How can we carry out scientific research in an environmentally sustainable way, while ensuring research safety, quality and impact?
A chemicals strategy for a sustainable chemicals revolution
Early in 2020, we engaged with scientists in our community to develop our vision for a chemicals strategy, relevant to any nation in principle.
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