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 Students of Industrial Engineering and Management

ESTIEM 1990 Eindhoven Netherlands D t

European Suppliers of Waste to Energy Technology

ESWET 2004 Brussels Belgium D

European Supply Chain Forum

eSCF Eindhoven Netherlands N

European Support Fund for the Co-Production and Distribution of Creative Cinematographic and Audiovisual Works

EURIMAGES 1988 Strasbourg France F fg

European Synthetic Biology Society

EUSynBioS 2014 Paris France D

European Tax Adviser Federation

ETAF Brussels Belgium D

European Technical Contractors Committee for the Construction Industry

1976 Zoetermeer Netherlands E t

European Technology Chamber

EUTEC Brussels Belgium J

European Technology Platform ALICE


European Technology Platform on Advanced Engineering Materials and Technologies

EuMaT 2004 Eibar Spain F

European Textile Services Association

ETSA 1994 Brussels Belgium D

European Third Party Providers Association

ETPPA Hoegaarden Belgium J

European Tissue Symposium

ETS 1971 Brussels Belgium F

European Tobacco Wholesalers Association

1973 Cologne Germany D

European Trade Association of PVC Window System Supplies

EPPA 2000 Brussels Belgium D

European Travel and Tourism Advisory Group

ETAG 1981 Brussels Belgium E y

European Travel Retail Confederation

ETRC 1988 Brussels Belgium D

European Tropical Forest Research Network

ETFRN 1991 Wageningen Netherlands F y

European Tropical Tuna Trade and Industry Committee

EUROTHON 2004 Paris France D t

European Underwater Federation

EUF Faverges France D

European Union - Latin America and the Caribbean Foundation

EU-LAC Foundation Hamburg Germany F g

European Union for Responsible Incineration and Treatment of Special Waste

EURITS 1993 Mechelen Belgium D

European Union of Associations of Translation Companies

EUATC 1994 Brussels Belgium D

European Union of Electrical Wholesalers

EUEW 1955 Paris France D

European Union of Wholesale in Eggs, Egg-Products, Poultry and Game

EUWEP 1959 Veenendaal Netherlands D y

European University of International Management and Business

EUM 2000 Belgrade Serbia G

European University on Responsible Consumption and Production


European VAT Club

Amsterdam Netherlands J v

European Vending and Coffee Service Association

EVA 1976 Brussels Belgium D

European Ventilation Industry Association

EVIA 2010 Brussels Belgium D t

European Venture Philanthropy Association

EVPA 2004 Brussels Belgium D y

European Virtual Private Network Users Association

EVUA 1993 F

European Water and Wastewater Industry Association

Aqua Europa 1977 Brussels Belgium D t

European Whey Products Association

EWPA Brussels Belgium D

European Workshop on Industrial Computer Systems

EWICS 1974 Erlangen Germany F t

European Writing Instrument Manufacturer's Association

EWIMA 1983 Nuremberg Germany D

European Zeolites Producers Association

EUZEPA 2006 Brussels Belgium E

European, Middle Eastern and African Society for Biopreservation and Biobanking

ESBB 2010 Aix-en-Provence France C

Europeans for Fair Roaming

2010 F

Europees Centrum voor Opleiding en Vervolmaking in Kunstambachten en Historische Restauratie

EUCORA Bruges Belgium G


2008 Paris France D

EUROPEN-PEN International

1997 Essen Germany F


1953 Brussels Belgium D


2000 Duisburg Germany G


1995 Brussels Belgium E

EuroTech Universities Alliance

Brussels Belgium D


1996 Brussels Belgium E


1999 Frankfurt-Main Germany E

Evaluation International

EI 1961 East Malling UK G

Exchange of Notes Constituting an Agreement Concerning the Exchange of Cut Flowers on a Commercial Basis

1955 T g