ISC3 – International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre

Our Partners

On the road to sustainable chemistry, the ISC3 has started to develop a wide network of partner organisations worldwide:


The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment.

UN Environment work encompasses:

  • Assessing global, regional and national environmental conditions and trends
  • Developing international and national environmental instruments
  • Strengthening institutions for the wise management of the Environment


United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is the specialized agency of the United Nations that promotes industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalization and environmental sustainability. The mission of UNIDO is to promote and accelerate inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID) in Member States. The relevance of ISID as an integrated approach to all three pillars of sustainable development is recognized by the recently adopted 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which will frame United Nations and country efforts towards sustainable development in the next fifteen years. Accordingly, the Organization’s programmatic focus is structured in three thematic priorities, each of which represents different aspects of ISID:

  • Creating shared prosperity
  • Advancing economic competitiveness
  • Safeguarding the Environment


Elsevier is an information and analytics company and one of the world's major providers of scientific, technical, and medical information. It was established in 1880 as a publishing company and is a part of the RELX Group. Elsevier's products and services include the entire academic research lifecycle, including software and data-management, instruction and assessment tools. Elsevier partners with the ISC3 on the “Green & Sustainable Chemistry Conference”, a scientific event chaired by Prof. Klaus Kümmerer, Director of the ISC3 Research & Education Hub. Elsevier and ISC3 also joined forces on the Green & Sustainable Challenge and are praising three awards each year.

Learn more about the collaboration: ISC3 joins the Elsevier Foundation Green & Sustainable Chemistry Challenge

Think Beyond Plastic

Think Beyond Plastic Foundation accelerates the circular economy for plastics by harnessing the forces of innovation and entrepreneurship. It leads a multidisciplinary effort to identify and commercialize innovations from each segment of the plastics value chain, and to connect industry and investors to the innovation ecosystem. Of particular focus are bio-benign materials, green chemistry, innovative product delivery systems and recycling innovations.

Learn more about the collaboration: Transatlantic Bridge for Sustainable Chemistry Innovation: ISC3 and Think beyond Plastic sign MoU


SusChem ETP, founded in 2004, is a European Technology Platform, with the main objective of contributing to revitalizing research & innovation in Sustainable Chemistry and Industrial Biotechnology in Europe. As a multi-stakeholders networking forum and a technology solutions provider, SusChem works towards advising on technology priorities, at a European level. SusChem engages, consults and brings together representatives from larger Industry, Small and Medium Enterprises, Universities and research technology organisations – being open to the wider society. SusChem technology focus areas include: Advanced Materials, Advanced Processes, Catalysis, enabling Digital technologies as well as Horizontal topics.

Learn more about the collaboration: ISC3 and SusChem sign Memorandum of Understanding towards advancing Sustainable Chemistry