Global Civil Society & the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

Responsible Consumption & Production

Goal 12 is about ensuring sustainable consumption and production patterns, which is key to sustain the livelihoods of current and future generations.

Our planet is running out of resources, but populations are continuing to grow. If the global population reaches 9.8 billion by 2050, the equivalent of almost three planets will be required to provide the natural resources needed to sustain current lifestyles.

We need to change our consumption habits, and shifting our energy supplies to more sustainable ones are one of the main changes we must make if we are going to reduce our consumption levels. However, global crises triggered a resurgence in fossil fuel subsidies, nearly doubling from 2020 to 2021.

We are seeing promising changes in industries, including the trend towards sustainability reporting being on the rise, almost tripling the amount of published sustainability over just a few years, showing increased levels of commitment and awareness that sustainability should be at the core of business practices.

Food waste is another sign of over consumption, and tackling food loss is urgent and requires dedicated policies, informed by data, as well as investments in technologies, infrastructure, education and monitoring. A staggering 931 million tons of food is wasted a year, despite a huge number of the global population going hungry.

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

Experiential Designers and Producers Association

EDPA 1954 Paw Paw MI USA G

Experts for Specialised Construction and Concrete Systems

EFNARC 1989 Flums Switzerland D

Extended Producer Responsibility Alliance

EXPRA 2013 Brussels Belgium D

Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

EITI 2003 Oslo Norway F t

Fair Organ Preservation Society

FOPS 1958 Chorleywood UK N

Fair Trade Advocacy Office

FTAO 2004 Brussels Belgium E t

Fair Wear Foundation

FWF Amsterdam Netherlands F f

Fairventures Worldwide

Stuttgart Germany G


2004 Brussels Belgium D

Family Africa

TFA 2004 Johannesburg South Africa G

Family Education Trust

1971 Ashford UK G


Rome Italy F g

FAO Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean

FAO/RLC 1955 Santiago Chile E g

Far East Broadcasting Company

1945 La Mirada CA USA G


1981 Kisangani Congo DR G f

Fauna & Flora International

FFI 1903 Cambridge UK B v


1919 Columbia MD USA F

FDT Group

2003 Heverlee Belgium C

Federação Latino-americana das Associaçôes dos Quimicos e Técnicos da Indústria do Couro

FLAQTIC 1974 Rio Grande do Sul Brazil J t

Federación de Camaras y Asociaciones de Exportadores de Centroamérica y el Caribe

FECAEXCA 1985 Guatemala Guatemala D

Federación de Cámaras y Asociaciones Industriales de Centroamérica y República Dominicana

FECAICA 1959 Guatemala Guatemala D t

Federación de Partidos Verdes de las Américas

FPVA 1997 Mexico City Mexico D

Federación de Trabajadores Latinoamericanos del Comercio, Oficinas y Empresas Privadas de Servicios

FETRALCOS Caracas Venezuela D t

Federación de Usuarios de Interent de latinoamerica y Caribe

FUILAC Buenos Aires Argentina D

Federación Iberoamericana de Franquicias

FIAF 1997 Sao Paulo Brazil D

Federación Iberoamericana de Mantenimiento

FIM 1990 Buenos Aires Argentina D

Federación Iberoamericana de Mujeres Empresarias

FIDE 1990 Madrid Spain D y

Federación Iberoamericana de Productores Cinematograficos y Audiovisuales

FIPCA 1997 Madrid Spain D

Federación Iberoamericana de Productores de Árides

FIPA Madrid Spain J

Federación Interamericana de Empresas de Seguros

FIDES 1946 Santiago Chile D

Federación Interamericana de la Industria de la Construcción

FIIC 1960 Mexico City Mexico D t

Federación Interamericana del Cemento

FICEM 1973 Bogota Colombia D

Federación Internacional de Asociaciones de Ejecutivas de Empresas Turisticas


Federación Latinoamericana de Asociaciones de Empresas Biotecnológia

FELAEB 1990 Buenos Aires Argentina J

Federación Latinoamericana de Leasing

FELALEASE 1972 Sao Paulo Brazil D

Federación Latinoamericana de Trabajadores de la Industria y la Construcción

FLATIC 2001 Sao Paulo Brazil D t

Federación Latinoamericana de Trabajadores de las Industrias Metalúrgicas, Mecanicas y Mineras

FLATIM 1991 Buenos Aires Argentina D t

Federación Panamericana de Ingenieria Oceanica y Costera


Fédération de l'industrie de l'huile d'olive de la CEE

FEDOLIVE 1969 Rome Italy E t

Fédération de l'industrie dentaire en Europe

FIDE 1957 Cologne Germany D t

Fédération des Associations Nationales des Bécassiers du Paléarctique Occidental

FANBPO 2001 Anghiari Italy D

Fédération des entreprises internationales de la mécanique et de l'électronique

FICIME 1909 Paris France N

Fédération européenne de l'industrie des aliments pour animaux familiers

FEDIAF 1970 Brussels Belgium D t

Fédération Européenne des Aérosols

FEA 1959 Brussels Belgium D t

Fédération européenne des associations de négociants en aciers, tubes et métaux

EUROMETAL 1999 Luxembourg Luxembourg D

Fédération européenne des cadres de l'énergie et de la recherche

FECER 1992 Paris France D

Fédération européenne des fabricants d'aliments composés pour animaux

FEFAC 1959 Brussels Belgium D t

Fédération européenne des grossistes en appareils sanitaires et de chauffage

FEST 1958 Zaventem Belgium D t

Fédération européenne des industries de colles et adhésifs

FEICA 1972 Brussels Belgium D t

Fédération européenne des industries de corderie ficellerie et de filets

EUROCORD 1975 Brussels Belgium D t