ACS GCI Pharmaceutical Roundtable—Catalyzing green chemistry & engineering in the global pharmaceutical industry.

Global Collaborations Team


The Roundtable is recognized as the leading organization for green chemistry and biologics throughout the global pharma industry.

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DMS: Global Collaboration


Organizing International Symposia & Meetings

The Roundtable has identified Asia, specifically India and China, as important countries to engage with due to the role of CMO/CROs in this countries.

The team has proposed to continue its efforts to encourage the adoption and implementation of green chemsitryby supporting one ~4 day event in India per year. The Roundtable is working with the Green ChemisTree Foundation, an effort lead by Nitesh Mehta. These events typically include a conference with associated workshops (including a student/teacher workshop) and one-on-one meetings with India pharma and CRO companies. One objective of this outreach is to recruit six additional Indian companies to join as Associate Members, forming a critical mass to continue events in India.

In 2019, the event will be the 6th Industrial Green Chemistry World – Convention and Ecosystem, October 16-17, 2019, India.

GCIPR Excellence in Green Chemistry & Engineering Award for Indian Pharma

  • The team has recently established an annual award to recognize outstanding initiatives in GC&E implementation by the Indian pharma industry and to encourage GC&E implementation among small and medium Pharma in India.
  • Proposed award categories: a) Successful Commercialization of Green Chemistry and Green Engineering Technology, and b) New Innovative Green Chemistry-Based Route of Synthesis
  • The award will be given at the annual GCIPR event in India.
  • Winning companies will receive a complimentary trip to present at the ACS GCI’s annual GC&E Conference.

The Roundtable is planning to hold the first member’s meeting in Asia in 2019 hosted by Asymchem in Tianjin on September 19th and Pharmaron in Beijing on September 20th, with additional symposia planned for Sept. 18 and Sept. 21 in Beijing.

Team Status

Updated: 5/31/2019


  • Updated business plan to include Affiliate membership category
  • Updated business plan with new membership tiers to encourage smaller companies to join
  • Green Chemistry in India symposium with leadership meetings


  • Timezones
  • Over-broaden the reach of the GCIPR leading to less effective meetings and dilution of green chemistry efforts
  • Reluctance of some companies to work with India/China because it is not material to their company

Activity Snapshot

  • 2019 Asia meetings: September meeting in China and October meeting in India

Upcoming Projects

  • Continue outreach to India companies