Global Civil Society & the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

Responsible Consumption & Production

Sustainable consumption and production is about promoting resource and energy efficiency, sustainable infrastructure, and providing access to basic services, green and decent jobs and a better quality of life for all. Its implementation helps to achieve overall development plans, reduce future economic, environmental and social costs, strengthen economic competitiveness and reduce poverty.

At the current time, material consumption of natural resources is increasing, particularly within Eastern Asia. Countries are also continuing to address challenges regarding air, water and soil pollution.

Since sustainable consumption and production aims at “doing more and better with less,” net welfare gains from economic activities can increase by reducing resource use, degradation and pollution along the whole life cycle, while increasing quality of life. There also needs to be significant focus on operating on supply chain, involving everyone from producer to final consumer. This includes educating consumers on sustainable consumption and lifestyles, providing them with adequate information through standards and labels and engaging in sustainable public procurement, among others.

Name Acronym Founded City HQ Country/Territory HQ Type I Type II Type III


1995 London UK E Institutes

Accountability Counsel

San Francisco CA USA G

ACE Producers

1993 Amsterdam Netherlands F v

Acrylonitrile Producers' Association

Brussels Belgium K

Activated Carbons Producers Association

1979 Brussels Belgium E

Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients Committee

APIC Brussels Belgium E

African Petroleum Producers's Organization

APPO 1987 Brazzaville Congo Brazzaville D g IGOs

African Tax Administration Forum

ATAF 2009 Menlo Park South Africa F

Aluminium Stewardship Initiative


APPLiA - Home Appliance Europe

1959 Brussels Belgium D

Arab Federation for the Consumer

AFC Amman Jordan D

Arab Paint and Coating Producers Association


Aromatics Producers' Association

APA Brussels Belgium E

Artisanal Gold Council

AGC 2008 Victoria BC Canada G

Artist-Blacksmith's Association of North America

ABANA 2002 Farmington GA USA N

ASEAN Committee on Consumer Protection

ACCP 2007 Jakarta Indonesia E g IGOs

Asia Pacific Association of Derivatives

APAD Seoul Korea Rep J

Asia Pacific Taxpayers Union

APTU 2005 Beijing China D

Asia Regional Cookstove Programme

ARECOP 1991 Yogyakarta Indonesia E

Asia-Oceania Tax Consultants' Association

AOTCA 1993 Sydney Australia D

Asia-Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect

2008 Brisbane Australia F

Asia-Pacific Producers Network

APN 2001 F

Asia-Pacific Tax Forum

APTF 2005 Washington DC USA F

Asian Producers' Platform


Asian Symposium on Medicinal Plants, Spices and Other Natural Products

ASOMPS Serdang Malaysia S c Conference Series

Assembly of Wine Producing European Regions

AWER 1988 Châlons-en-Champagne France F

Association for the Advancement of Consumerism in the World

AACW 1976 Rotterdam Netherlands F

Association of Cotton Merchants in Europe

ACME Liverpool UK D

Association of European Producers of Laminate Flooring

EPLF 1994 Bielefeld Germany D

Association of IBM Computer Users

COMMON Europe 1962 D

Association of Manufacturers and Formulators of Enzyme Products

AMFEP 1977 Brussels Belgium D

Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries

ANRPC 1970 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia D g IGOs

Association of Synthetic Amorphous Silica Producers

ASASP 1992 Brussels Belgium E

Association of Vacuum Equipment Manufacturers International

AVEM International 1969 Albuquerque NM USA N

Bull Europe Users Club

Paris France N Clubs

CAN in Automation

CiA 1992 Nuremberg Germany F

Caribbean Organization of Tax Administrators

COTA 1971 Bridgetown Barbados D g IGOs

Center for Global Accountabilities, Blacksburg VA

Blacksburg VA USA G

Central America - Dominican Republic Apparel and Textile Council


Centre européen de fiscalité internationale

CEFI Louvain-la-Neuve Belgium N

Centre for the Exchange and Promotion of Craftsmen in Development Areas

1975 Leuville-sur-Orge France G v

CEPI ContainerBoard

CCB 2001 Brussels Belgium E


1945 New York NY USA G

CIRFS - European Man-made Fibres Association

1950 Brussels Belgium D

COMESA Leather and Leather Products Institute

LLPI Addis Ababa Ethiopia E gj Institutes, IGOs

Comité de fabricants européens d'installations et de distribution de pétrole

CECOD 1969 Courbevoie France D

Committee of the European Starch Potato Producers' Union

CESPU Berlin Germany E

Commonwealth Association of Tax Administrators

CATA 1978 London UK C v

Confederation of European Computer User Associations

CECUA 1978 Houilles France D

Confederation of European Yeast Producers

COFALEC 1959 Paris France E