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 Economists for an Alternative Economic Policy in Europe

EuroMemo Group 1995 Bremen Germany F

European Egg Packers and Traders Association

EEPTA 1997 Copenhagen Denmark D t

European EMTP-ATP Users Group

EEUG 1994 Bristol UK E

European Energy Retailers

EER 2017 Brussels Belgium F

European Engineering Industries Association

EUnited Brussels Belgium D t

European Enterprise Institute

EEI 2003 E j

European Entrepreneurs CEA-PME

1992 Brussels Belgium D y

European Environmental Bureau

EEB 1974 Brussels E y

European Ethylene Producers Committee

EEPC 1996 Brussels Belgium E

European Exhibition Industry Alliance

EEIA 2012 Brussels Belgium D t

European Extruded Polystyrene Insulation Board Association

EXIBA 1987 Brussels Belgium E

European Families in Business Conference

S c

European Family Businesses

EFB 1997 Brussels Belgium D y

European Fastener Distributor Association

EFDA Berlin Germany D

European Federation for Company Sport

EFCS 1962 Paris France D

European Federation for Cosmetic Ingredients

EFfCI 2000 Frankfurt-Main F

European Federation for Elevator Small and Medium-sized Enterprises

EFESME 2005 Brussels Belgium D

European Federation for the Vitrified Clay Pipe Industry

1957 Frechen Germany D t

European Federation of Accountants and Auditors for SMEs

EFAA 1994 Brussels Belgium D y

European Federation of Agents of Industry in Industrial Property

1971 Munich D t

European Federation of Associations of Industrial and Technical Heritage

EFAITH 1999 Kortrijk Belgium D t

European Federation of Auctioneers

EFA 1973 Brussels Belgium E

European Federation of Black Women Business Owners

EFBWBO 1996 N

European Federation of Branches of the World's Poultry Science Association

EFWPSA 1960 Ås Norway E

European Federation of Catering Equipment Manufacturers

EFCEM 1969 Milan Italy D

European Federation of Cotton and Allied Textiles Industries

1958 Brussels Belgium E t

European Federation of Electronic Retailers

EFER 1989 Vilvoorde Belgium D

European Federation of Energy Traders

EFET 1999 Amsterdam D t

European Federation of Equipment Leasing Company Associations

LEASEUROPE 1972 Brussels Belgium D

European Federation of Ethical and Alternative Banks and Financiers

2001 Brussels D

European Federation of Farriers Associations

EFFA 1997 Oosterhout Netherlands D

European Federation of Food Science and Technology

EFFoST 1984 Wageningen E

European Federation of Foundation Contractors

EFFC 1989 Faversham D

European Federation of Furniture Retailers

1959 Anderlecht Belgium D

European Federation of Joint Management Societies of Producers for Private Audiovisual Copying

EUROCOPYA Brussels D

European Federation of Local Energy Companies

CEDEC 1992 Brussels D

European Federation of Managerial Staff in the Chemical and Allied Industries

FECCIA 1956 Paris France D t

European Federation of Managers in the Steel Industry

1952 Paris France D t

European Federation of National Associations and International Companies of Contact Lens and Contact Lens Care Product Manufacturers

EUROMCONTACT 1989 Brussels Belgium D

European Federation of National Maintenance Societies

EFNMS 1970 Brussels D

European Federation of Parquet Importers

EFPI 2005 Brussels D y

European Federation of Precision Mechanical and Optical Industries

EUROM 1958 Berlin Germany D t

European Federation of Railway Trackworks Contractors

EFRTC 1997 Paris France D

European Federation of Retail Perfumers

1960 Düsseldorf Germany D

European Federation of Statistics in the Pharmaceutical Industry

EFSPI 1992 Macclesfield UK D t

European Federation of Steel Wire Rope Industries

EWRIS 1962 Düsseldorf Germany F t

European Federation of the Parquet Industry

FEP 1956 Brussels D t

European Federation of the Trade in Dried Fruit, Edible Nuts, Processed Fruit and Vegetables, Processed Fishery Products, Spices, Honey and Similar Foodstuffs

FRUCOM 1960 Brussels D t

European Federation of Wine and Spirit Importers and Distributors

1973 Brussels Belgium E

European Feed and Food Ingredients Safety Certification

EFISC-GTP Brussels Belgium E y

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