Sexism, racism, discrimination against LGBTQ+ people and many other forms of inequality are sadly all too prevalent in the chemical sciences, both at individual and institutional levels. Some in our community still hold attitudes that are outdated, offensive and discriminatory. We will not stand for this.
Diversity and equality are fantastic strengths in workplaces, in culture and in wider society. This is not only demonstrated by overwhelming evidence from decades of research, but we also hold it is morally the only acceptable position.
As a chemistry society, and a voice for chemistry, we have an obligation to do all we can to eradicate discrimination and inequality in the chemical sciences.
This statement is endorsed by the following chemical societies: Royal Society of Chemistry, American Chemical Society, German Chemical Society, Chemical Research Society of India.
Karin J. Schmitz