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

European Association of Mining Industries, Metal Ores and Industrial Minerals

EUROMINES 1996 Brussels Belgium D ty

European Association of National Builders' Merchants Associations

1959 Zellik Belgium D

European Association of Payment Service Providers for Merchants

EPSM Munich Germany D

European Association of Plaster and Plaster Product Manufacturers

EUROGYPSUM 1961 Brussels Belgium D

European Association of Polyol Producers

EPA 1991 Brussels Belgium D

European Association of Producers of Flame Retardant Olefinic Cable Compounds

FROCC Sandwich UK D

European Association of Producers of Steel for Packaging

1986 Brussels Belgium D t

European Association of Pump Manufacturers

EUROPUMP 1959 Brussels Belgium D

European Association of Remote Sensing Companies

EARSC 1989 Brussels Belgium D

European Association of Science Editors

EASE 1982 Dymock UK D v

European Association of Small and Medium sized Enterprises

SME Safety Brussels Belgium D

European Association of Sugar Traders

ASSUC 1959 Brussels Belgium E t

European Association of Synthetic Biology Students and Postdocs

EUSynBioS 2014 D

European Association of Tax Law Professors

EATLP 1999 Amsterdam Netherlands D

European Association of Technical Fabrics producers

TECH-FAB Europe Frankfurt-Main Germany J

European Association of the Electricity Transmission and Distribution Equipment and Services Industry

T and D EUROPE 2008 Brussels Belgium E t

European Association of the Machine tool Industries and related Manufacturing Technologies

CECIMO 1950 Brussels Belgium D t

European Association of the Surgical Suture Industry

EASSI 1972 Berlin Germany D t

European Association of Veterinarians in Education, Research and Industry

EVERI 1973 Brussels Belgium D t

European Aviation Maintenance Training Committee

EAMTC 1984 Leidschendam Netherlands D

European Banking Federation

EBF 1960 Brussels Belgium E

European Banking Industry Committee

EBIC Brussels Belgium E t

European Bedding Industries' Association

EBIA 2000 Brussels Belgium D t

European Beer Consumers Union

EBCU 1990 St Albans UK D

European Bentonite Producers Association

EUBA 1999 Brussels Belgium D

European Biocidal Product Forum

EBPF Brussels Belgium D y

European Bioeconomy Alliance

EUBA Brussels Belgium D y

European Bioenergy Business Forum

EBBF Louvain-la-Neuve Belgium G c

European Biomass Industry Association

EUBIA 1996 Brussels Belgium E t

European Biopharmaceutical Enterprises

EBE 2000 Brussels Belgium E

European Biostimulants Industry Council

EBIC 2011 Antwerp Belgium D t

European Boating Industry

EBI 2009 Brussels Belgium D t

European Brand and Packaging Design Association

epda 1990 Ratingen Germany D

European Branded Clothing Alliance

EBCA 2007 Brussels Belgium D

European Brewery Convention

EBC 1947 Brussels Belgium D

European Builders Confederation

EBC 1990 Brussels Belgium D

European Bulk Oil Traders' Association

EBOTA 2011 London UK D t

European Bureau for Conservation and Development

EBCD 1989 Brussels Belgium F

European Business and Innovation Centre Network

EBN 1984 Brussels Belgium F

European Business Council for a Sustainable Energy Future

e5 1996 Munich Germany D y

European Business Council for Africa

EBCAM 1973 Brussels Belgium F y

European Business Ethics Network

EBEN 1987 Roubaix France F

European Business History Association

EBHA 1994 Frankfurt-Main Germany D v

European Business Initiative on Taxation

EBIT 2001 Amsterdam Netherlands J

European Business Institute

Galway Ireland G j

European Business Organisation Worldwide Network

EBO WWN 2001 Brussels Belgium F

European Business Press

EBP 1962 Ljubljana Slovenia D

European Business School, Dublin

EBS 1993 Dublin Ireland G

European Business School, London

EBS London 1979 London UK G

European Business Schools Librarians's Group

EBSLG 1970 Ghent Belgium D

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