The objects for which the Institute is established are:

  1. To promote the science and practice of chemistry in all its branches and the usefulness and efficiency of persons engaged therein.
  2. To raise the status and to advance the interests of the profession of chemistry and of those engaged therein.
  3. To provide for the delivery of lectures, and the holding of exhibitions, classes and conferences calculated to advance the cause of chemistry.
  4. To promote honourable practice, to repress malpractice, to settle disputed points of practice and to decide all questions of professional usage and etiquette.
  5. To admit persons to be members (honorary or otherwise) of the Institute upon such terms and to confer on them such rights and privileges as may be determined from time to time and to suspend, expel or remove from membership any persons.
  6. To subscribe to, support or co-operate with any other association, society or institute whether incorporated or not the objects of which are similar to those of the Institute.
  7. To collect and circulate statistics and other information relative to any branch of chemistry.
  8. To purchase, print, publish, issue and circulate such papers, periodicals, books, leaflets and other literary undertakings as may appear relevant to any of the objects of the Institute.
  9. To take any gift of property, whether subject to any special trust or not, for any one or more of the objects of the Institute.
  10. To award certificates on such terms and conditions as may from time to time be determined and to provide a Register of holders of certificates of the Institute and to obtain power to grant legally recognised certificates of proficiency provided that every certificate granted shall show on the face of it that it is merely a certificate granted by the Institute either upon the results of an examination approved by the Institute or by reason of the original membership of the Institute of the person to whom it is issued. All certificates issued by the Institute shall remain the property of the Institute and shall be surrendered to the Institute on demand.
  11. To cancel any certificate issued to members upon cessation of membership.
  12. To take any other lawful steps to promote the progress of chemistry and the welfare of those engaged in its study and practice. Provided always that nothing in the Rules of the Institute shall affect any of the provisions of “The Pharmacy Act 1908” and any Acts amending the same or take away any power of right conferred on any person or body by or under any of the said Acts.