To coordinate the ethics-related activities of the Society, serve as an educational resource and clearinghouse, but not as an adjudication body, for ACS members seeking guidance on ethics issues; raise awareness of ethics issues through meeting programming and columns/editorials; review recognition opportunities for acknowledging ethical behavior; and to develop and oversee such other ethics-related activities as will serve ACS members and promote the Society’s standards of ethical conduct within the profession of chemistry and its related disciplines.
Leading a culture of ethics in chemistry. (2019)
To provide and promote resources and activities that educate, guide, and recognize chemists in ethical decision making. (2019)
- By 2023, we will develop and disseminate five educational products for use by local sections.
- Develop collaborative programming on ethics with other groups both inside and outside of the ACS.
- Increase the members recognition of the value of ethics in their careers and its impact on society.
The History of the Committee on Ethics 2006-2021
A compilation of official reports of the Committee on Ethics (30 pages, PDF)
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