The Czech Chemical Society (CCS) represents the interests of chemists in the Czech Republic since 1866. It helps its members to continuously enhance their professional qualities and maintain their high level, to disseminate new knowledge from all fields of chemistry and promote those findings. It participates through its regional branches and professional groups in the organization of conferences, seminars and workshops. These activities are an essential platform for national and international community of chemical communication. ČSCH is a founding member of the Association of Czech Chemical Societies (AČCHS), European Association of Chemical Societies EUCheMS (formerly FECS), ChemPubSoc Europe (CPSE), and ECTN-A, and a member of the Czech Association of Scientific and Technical Societes.
Within the Association of Czech Chemical Societies CCS collaborates with the Czech Society of Industrial Chemistry, Czech Society of Chemical Engineering, Czech National Committe for Chemistry (who represents the Czech chemical community in IUPAC) and the Czech National Committee for Chemistry Olympiad.
Through the ChemPubSoc Europe, CCS has the privilege to partially own and influence the leading European chemistry journals. Besides that, CCS publishes (since 1876) one of the oldest chemistry journals, the Chemicke Listy journal which belongs in the Czech Republic to the leading few scientific journals that are published in the Czech language and thus it takes care about the Czech language in the field of chemistry, i.a.. Part of the Chem. Listy is the quarterly Bulletin which brings actual information and news from the field to all members.
The Czech chemical society has several prizes to acknowledge the scientific achievements of a chemist or the contribution to chemistry teaching, chemical organisations, community and image of chemistry. The highest awards are the Medal of the CCS (first awardee J.M.Lehn in 2008) the Hanus Medal (first awardee F. Šorm in 1966) and the CCS Honorary Membership (first awardee František Štolba in 1882).
The Czech chemical society has currently almost 2500 members where the majority are employees of universities, HEI, schools and the Academy of sciences. The growing segment of the members are students and a very important part of the membership are the chemists from the industry and business. CCS also has a very important group of corporate members.
Among the activities of CCS are i.a. collaboration with HEI, the Academy of sciences, schools, and industrial partners, active participation in projects under national and European grants, publication of a calendar of meetings, mainly from the region, maintained together with the Slovak Chemical Society.
CCS aims to be a substantial player in the field of the chemistry image maintenance and improvement, in the fight against negative aspects of chemistry like illicit drugs and doping, in presentation of scientific achievements to the professional and general public, and what is the most important in service to the members of the Czech Chemical Society.
The importance of CCS in the community was and is being reflexed many times and i.a. in 1966 a special commemorative Czechoslovak postal stamp was issued to highlight the 100 year anniversary of the CCS founding date.