Inequality threatens social and economic development, harms poverty reduction and destroys people’s sense of fulfillment and self-worth. ICCA is committed to reducing inequalities around the world and ensuring people are not excluded from opportunities, services and the chance for a better life.

ICCA members actively collaborate with government and non-government organizations to advance educational programs that are socially, culturally and economically relevant, promote equality, and lead to greater empowerment of community members.

The capacity to produce and use chemicals safely continues to be recognized for its role in driving progress across all three dimensions of sustainable development – environmental, social and economic.

By helping to develop product stewardship best practices around the world through initiatives like Responsible Care® and the Global Product Strategy (GPS), ICCA and our members continue to lay the foundations for environmental health, social equity and economic growth in the countries that need it most.

Chemistry plays a vital role in the creation of ground-breaking products and technologies that support social justice and improve health and wellbeing, including safe drinking water, a healthy and abundant food supply, and access to new medical breakthroughs that can help prevent and treat infectious diseases, enabling people to live longer, healthier lives.