The objects for which the Institute is established are:
- To promote the science and practice of chemistry in all its branches and the usefulness and efficiency of persons engaged therein.
- To raise the status and to advance the interests of the profession of chemistry and of those engaged therein.
- To provide for the delivery of lectures, and the holding of exhibitions, classes and conferences calculated to advance the cause of chemistry.
- To promote honourable practice, to repress malpractice, to settle disputed points of practice and to decide all questions of professional usage and etiquette.
- 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.
- 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.
- To collect and circulate statistics and other information relative to any branch of chemistry.
- 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.
- 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.