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 Foundry Equipment Suppliers Association, The

CEMAFON 1972 Frankfurt-Main Germany D

European Franchise Federation

EFF Brussels Belgium D

European Franchise Lawyers Association

EF LAW 1992 Tübingen Germany D

European Fresh Produce Association

FRESHFEL Europe 2002 Brussels Belgium D

European Fruit Juice Association

AIJN 1958 Brussels Belgium E

European Furniture Industries Confederation

EFIC 2006 Brussels Belgium D t

European Garden Machinery Industry Federation

EGMF 1977 Brussels Belgium D t

European Generating Set Association

EUROPGEN 1989 Paris France D

European Graphic/Media Industry Network

EGIN 1990 Dronten Netherlands F t

European Grassland Federation

EGF 1963 Zurich D

European Group for Generic Veterinary Products

EGGVP 2002 Brussels Belgium D

European Group on Tort Law

EGTL Vienna Austria F v

European Habitats Forum

EHF 1993 Brussels Belgium F y

European Health Industry Business Communications Council

EHIBCC 1991 The Hague Netherlands F t

European Herpetological Society

1979 Milan Italy D

European Industrial Fasteners Institute

EIFI 1978 Milan Italy D jt

European Industrial Gases Association

EIGA 1923 Brussels Belgium D t

European Industrial Hemp Association

EIHA 2000 Hürth Germany D t

European Industrial Insulation Foundation

EiiF 2009 Gland Switzerland F ft

European Industrial Nitrocellulose Association

EINA Zurich Switzerland D t

European Industrial Packaging Association

EIPA 2008 Düsseldorf Germany D ty

European Industrial Pharmacist Group

EIPG 1966 Paris France D t

European Industrial Research Management Association

EIRMA 1966 Brussels Belgium D t

European Inorganic Coagulants Producers Association

INCOPA 1999 Brussels Belgium E

European Institute for Business Ethics

EIBE 1994 Breukelen Netherlands G j

European Institute for Business Mediation

Vienna Austria N j

European Institute for Computer Anti-Virus Research

EICAR 1991 Neubiberg Germany E j

European Institute for Export Compliance

EIFEC Brussels Belgium E

European Institute for Industrial Leadership

EIIL 2003 Brussels Belgium G jt

European Institute for International Economic Relations

1995 Wuppertal Germany G j

European Institute for Wood Preservation

WEI-IEO 1951 Brussels Belgium D j

European Institute of Printed Circuits

EIPC 1968 Geleen Netherlands E j

European Institute of Purchasing Management

EIPM 1990 Archamps France G j

European Institute of Retailing and Services Studies

EIRASS 1992 Eindhoven Netherlands N j

European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority

EIOPA 2003 Frankfurt-Main Germany E gy

European Inter-Network of Ethical and Responsible Initiatives

2007 Strasbourg France D y

European International Business Academy

EIBA 1974 Brussels Belgium D v

European International Contractors

EIC 1970 Berlin Germany D

European Kansei Group

EKG 2014 Zaventem Belgium E

European Kraft Paper Producers for the Flexible Packaging Industry

CEPI Eurokraft Stockholm Sweden E t

European Laboratory for Industrial and Territorial Excellence

E.L.I.T.E. Ozzano dell'Emilia Italy G

European Landscape Contractors Association

ELCA 1963 Brussels Belgium D y

European Large Families Confederation

ELFAC 2004 Barcelona Spain D

European Law Faculties Association

ELFA 1995 Leuven Belgium D

European Law Firms Association - Avrio Advocati

1987 Londonderry UK D

European Lead Sheet Industry Association

ELSIA London UK D t

European Learning Industry Group

ELIG 2002 Paris France E

European Locksmith Federation

ELF 1964 Helsinki D t

European Lubricating Grease Institute

ELGI 1989 Amsterdam Netherlands E j

European Malt Product Manufacturers Association

1975 Felixstowe UK D

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