AOCS advances the science and technology of oils, fats, surfactants and related materials, enriching the lives of people everywhere.
As an international professional organization, we
provide current and emerging information and disseminate research results in oils, fats, lipids, proteins, surfactants and related materials, through our meetings, publications, and web presence;
develop and uphold methods of analysis used in global trade and research, conduct proficiency testing, provide reference materials, and coordinate with other standards developers including ISO and Codex Alimentarius;
facilitate and strengthen interactions among professionals through meetings, specialized interest groups and other networking opportunities; and,
collaborate with other scientific societies and related organizations to promote the advancement of science.