What we do

What we do

The ISC3 - Field of Activity

ISC3 is an international centre that fosters the transition of the chemical and chemical-related sectors to Sustainable Chemistry, promoting a circular economy that is striving to implement multifaceted aspects of sustainability at every step of the life cycle of products and changing all stakeholder behavior. Therefore, the Centre takes a multi-stakeholder approach, targeting and connecting policy makers, the public and private sectors, academia and civil society. ISC3 contributes globally to international chemicals policy, develops professional and academic trainings, offers advisory services, fosters innovations, supports entrepreneurship and conducts research.

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Our mission

The ISC3 facilitates the transformation towards sustainable chemistry as a major contribution to achieving the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). By promoting cross-sectoral dialogue and collaboration the ISC3 helps to inspire decision-makers for sustainable values and raises awareness for the responsible use of chemicals and the potential of sustainable innovation – in business, politics and science.

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Knowledge

Knowledge

Knowledge management and information dissemination on Sustainable Chemistry innovation, policies and research are important cross-sectional tasks of t...

Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Innovative solutions to combat and prevent pollution in the areas of mobility, energy, urbanisation, and agriculture very often originate in the chemi...

Research

Research

Emerging concepts and hot topics of research in Sustainable Chemistry are monitored with regard to possible future Sustainable Chemistry solutions in ...

Academic Education

Academic Education

The ISC3-Research & Education Hub is developing and implementing international study programs of Sustainable Chemistry. For an interdisciplinary under...

Vocational Education & Advisory Service

Vocational Education & Advisory Service

GIZ’s management model “Capacity WORKs” describes Capacity Development as “The development of the ability of people, organizations and societi...

Policy & Stakeholder Dialogue

Policy & Stakeholder Dialogue

Policy- and Stakeholder Dialogue is an important part of ISC3's daily work and activities, as decision makers play a key role in fighting climate chan...

Climate Action (CAPCI)

Climate Action (CAPCI)

The chemical and petrochemical industry accounts for up to 10 % of the world’s final energy demand and a high share of global greenhouse gas (GHG) e...

Information

Information

The ISC3 is a knowledge and dialogue platform that brings together stakeholders across actors and sectors in furthering Sustainable Chemistry. We giv...