Who we are

About us

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 behaviour.Therefore, the Centre takes a multi-stakeholder approach, targeting policymakers, 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.
The ISC3 is hosted by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in cooperation with Leuphana University Lüneburg as ISC3 Research & Education Hub and DECHEMA Society for Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology (DECHEMA e. V.) as ISC3 Innovation Hub.The Centre was founded in 2017 on the initiative of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety, and Consumer Protection (BMUV, formerly BMU) and the Federal Environment Agency (UBA).

Vision:

Sustainable Chemistry for a sustainable world. 
 Man with Daughter looking on Field with Wind Turbines

Mission:

We facilitate the transformation towards Sustainable Chemistry as a major contribution to achieving the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
 The 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

Strategy:

We foster collaboration, innovation, entrepreneurship, education, policy, and research for Sustainable Chemistry. The ISC3 facilitates dialogue across sectors and actors globally including Europe and other regions as well as emerging economies and developing countries.
 ISC3 Structure

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Sustainable Chemistry

Sustainable Chemistry

The chemical sector consumes 10% of the world's total energy and contributes to 8% of greenhouse gas emissions. 90% of global production depends on...

Governance

Governance

The ISC3 is an international organisation implemented by the GIZ on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment and the German Federal E...

Team

Team

At ISC3 we are a dedicated team from various backgrounds which are joint by a single mission: To further the concept of Sustainable Chemistry and make...

Network

Network

In order to make the concept of Sustainable Chemistry a breakthrough worldwide, the ISC3 relies on a broad network. A key instrument is the “ISC3...

Contact

Contact

Stakeholder Engagement is at the core of what we do at ISC3 on all levels of our work, from Policy to Research & Education, Innovation, and Communicat...