Sign on to the Business Commitment on Green Chemistry Education!

Is your business committed to hiring students with training in Green Chemistry and Engineering? Are you dedicated to keeping your employees up-to-date on the latest in sustainability and safer chemistries? You can join other leading businesses and make a public commitment to moving toward sustainability by adding your name to the Green Chemistry and Commerce Council’s (GC3) new Policy Statement. The  GC3 is the nation’s premier business-to-business network devoted to advancing Green Chemistry. The GC3 has developed a position statement on Green Chemistry in higher education. The position statement “Green Chemistry and Commerce Council Policy Statement on Green Chemistry in Higher Education,” is designed to advance the following goals:

  • Accelerating the establishment of Green Chemistry education programs at the University and continuing education levels
  • Increasing the number of graduates from these programs being preferentially treated in the market place, all other aspects of education being consistent and equal
  • Increasing Green Chemistry activity within businesses and throughout the supply chain

To see the full Policy Statement, click here: [PDF] / [HTML]

SIGN ON!  If your company is interested in signing on, please contact the University of Massachusetts at Lowell <gc3info@greenchemistryandcommerce.org> for more information and to sign on.

Signatory Companies

Here’s just a few of the current signatories:

  • Anvil Knitwear
  • Construction Specialties, Inc
  • EPEAT, Inc
  • Green Depot
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Nike, Inc.
  • Seventh Generation
  • Steelcase Inc.
  • Sustainable Research Group
  • The Dow Chemical Company
  • The Wercs Ltd.
Summary

At the Annual Meeting of the Green Chemistry and Commerce Council (GC3) the GC3 released a new policy statement in support of Green Chemistry education at the University level, and a pledge by signers to preferentially hire students with this training.  The statement has already been signed by some of the most well-know companies in the country (see above), including Michigan-based companies like Steelcase, Dow Chemical and Sustainable Research Group.

The statement, titled “Green Chemistry and Commerce Council Policy Statement on Green Chemistry in Higher Education,” commits signers to:

  • Provide resources and support to work with academic institutions and suppliers [to advance the goals of the policy statement]
  • Value and support through hiring practices [all things being equal] people with demonstrated knowledge and ability in green chemistry and sustainability
  • Value and support continuing education on green chemistry and sustainability issues among staff of signing organizations and encourage similar practices in companies in supply chains
  • Commit to encourage, value and support the recommendations in the policy statement [all things being equal] in the company’s innovation, product development and sourcing practices.

The Green Chemistry and Commerce Council is the premier national business-to-business Green Chemistry organization.