The Sustainability Hub

The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) has launched its new Sustainability Hub giving chemical engineers access to a suite of new on-demand training courses and knowledge resources.

The new hub aims to inspire and support the chemical engineering community to make a positive impact on global sustainability by addressing the challenges presented by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

It comes as IChemE marks its centenary, with sustainability the theme for February to recognise the work chemical engineers are doing in this area. The hub has been made possible following a generous £200,000 donation from business leader and IChemE Fellow, Ian Shott, keen to support IChemE in equipping members and chemical engineers across all sectors in industry and academia with the knowledge and skills to build upon sustainable practices.

This hub will also provide resources to show how chemical engineers play a vital role in supporting the SDGs, focussing particularly on:

  • SDG3: Ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages
  • SDG6: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
  • SDG7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
  • SDG12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

Resources on sustainability within the hub include peer-reviewed papers and publications by chemical engineers, articles in The Chemical Engineer, videos from the volunteer project team, and newly designed training courses to improve understanding and competency. It will also share stories of how chemical engineers are successfully supporting these SDGs, and sustainability more generally, for example through ethical decision-making.

The on-demand training courses are free to IChemE members throughout 2022. Non-members will also be able to access the courses as part of IChemE’s training portfolio.