Sustainability Hub

The Sustainability Hub was launched in February following a generous donation from former IChemE President, Ian Shott, to support the development of sustainability knowledge for chemical engineers.


The vision of the Sustainability Hub is to inspire and support chemical engineers to make a positive impact on global sustainability as defined by the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), focusing in particular on the following four SDGs:

Two strands of resources were developed to help users throughout their learning and professional career; training and knowledge.


A growing collection of training courses was made available through the Sustainability Hub to further chemical engineer’s knowledge and understanding around subjects that can contribute to sustainable development. These courses were offered free of charge to IChemE members and for purchase by non-members.

Courses were offered free of charge to IChemE members and for purchase by non-members

The following four courses were available within the Sustainability Hub during the year, with more courses in development:

  1. The Human Water Cycle: Water and Wastewater Treatment and Reuse
  2. Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) for Chemical Engineers
  3. An Introduction to Sustainability
  4. Ethical Decision-Making for Chemical Engineers

All courses are designed specifically for chemical engineers and are delivered online, on-demand, enabling delegates to learn interactively in bite-sized chunks.


Resources to support general SDG knowledge were also developed to equip chemical engineers with up-to-date, sustainability-related information and tools.

These resources were categorised within each of the target SDGs referenced above and include success stories, videos, links to relevant information within IChemE’s Knowledge Hub as well as links to useful external information.

New resources will continue to be added regularly.

IChemE Past President, Stephen Richardson “As organisations navigate the challenges of climate change and sustainability, the systems-thinking skills of chemical engineers will become increasingly valuable. Many chemical engineers will be called upon to give advice and make informed decisions about issues they may not have faced before. This substantial donation will enable us to support our members with the knowledge required to contribute to sustainability goals in their professional day-to-day activities.”

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