There are many chapters to the amazing story of how advances in chemistry are impacting our world and our future. Sustainability, environmental progress, energy efficiency, safety and health, economic growth; they are all key reasons why chemistry is Essential2 to a Better World. Our growing video library has been curated to provide shareable content focusing on specific aspects of the progress being made and the lives being affected.
More than 96% of all manufactured goods are touched by the business of chemistry. The chemical industry is a key supplier for a broad range of downstream industries with significant economic impact, including automotive, agriculture, buildings and construction, pharmaceutical, transport, textiles, and many others.
The innovations made possible by chemistry are essential to providing a safe and plentiful food supply, clean air and water, safe living conditions, efficient and affordable energy sources and life-saving medical treatments to communities around the globe.
Chemistry touches us every day. More accurately, the results of chemical innovation are in everything we touch.
Domestic shale gas reserves are attracting global investment and driving economic growth. Larger than the automobile and the aerospace industry combined, the business of chemistry is a $797 billion dollar industry.
The business of chemistry provides 810,000 skilled, good-paying jobs. And for each one of these, another 6 jobs are created elsewhere throughout the economy.