470 million jobs are needed globally for new entrants to the labor market between 2016 and 2030 to keep up with the growth of the global working age population. ICCA promotes inclusive and sustainable economic growth and quality jobs that stimulate the economy without harming the environment.

By helping to enhance product stewardship activities around the world, the chemical industry continues to create capacity for innovation and economic growth in the countries that need them most.

The growth of the chemical industry means more jobs. Over 20 million people around the globe are employed directly or indirectly by the chemical industry, making the capacity to produce and use chemicals safely and sustainably essential to innovation.

Chemical manufacturers are driving innovation in virtually every country. More than 96 percent of manufactured goods – from textiles, to electronics, to automobiles – are touched by chemistry. As a result, the chemical industry has a multiplier effect on job creation and economic growth.