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

Fédération internationale des clubs de motorhomes

FICM 1976 Arras France D

Fédération internationale des entreprises de nettoyage

FIDEN 1956 Munich Germany D

Fédération internationale pour la sécurité des usagers de l'électricité

FISUEL 2002 Paris France C y

Federation of African Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Agriculture and Professions

ACCIP 2005 Cairo Egypt D t

Federation of African National Insurance Companies

1976 Dakar Senegal D

Federation of Arab Businessmen

1997 Amman Jordan D

Federation of Arab Contractors

FAC Cairo Egypt D

Federation of ASEAN Poultry Producers

FAPP 2000 Bangkok Thailand D

Federation of ASEAN Pulp and Paper Industries


Federation of Asia-Pacific Retailers Association

FAPRA 1989 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia D

Federation of Asian and Pacific Electrical Contractors Associations

FAPECA 1986 Wan Chai Hong Kong D

Federation of Asian Motorcycle Industries

FAMI 1999 Jakarta Indonesia D t

Federation of Associations for Hunting and Conservation of the EU

1977 Brussels Belgium E

Federation of Associations of Technicians for Industry of Paints in European Countries

FATIPEC 1950 Paris France D t

Federation of Euro-Asian Stock Exchanges

FEAS 1995 Yerevan Armenia D y

Federation of European Aquaculture Producers

FEAP 1968 Brussels Belgium D

Federation of European Bearing Manufacturers Associations

FEBMA 1977 Frankfurt-Main Germany D

Federation of European manufacturers of Cookware and cutlery

FEC 1952 Courbevoie France D t

Federation of European Manufacturers of Ingredients to the Bakery, Confectionery and Patisserie Industries

FEDIMA 1969 Brussels Belgium E t

Federation of European Motorcyclists' Associations

FEMA 1998 Brussels Belgium D

Federation of European National Statistical Societies

FENStatS Luxembourg Luxembourg D

Federation of European Securities Exchanges

FESE 1974 Brussels Belgium D

Federation of GCC Chambers

FGCCC 1979 Dammam Saudi Arabia D

Federation of Indian Export Organizations

FIEO Delhi India N

Federation of International Centres for the Preservation of the Architectural Heritage

1992 La Laguna Spain D

Federation of International Retail Associations

FIRA 1990 Washington DC USA C

Federation of Regional Growth Actors in Europe

FEDRA Brussels Belgium D

Federation of the Asian Master Tailors

1936 Hong Kong Hong Kong D

Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry

FESI 1964 Brussels Belgium D t

Federation of Timber and Related Industries Workers' Unions of the Commonwealth of Independent States

Moscow Russia D t

Federation of West African Manufacturers Associations

FEWAMA 1988 Lagos Nigeria D t

FEDIOL - The EU Vegetable Oil and Proteinmeal Industry

1957 Brussels Belgium E t

FEFANA - EU Association of Specialty Feed Ingredients and their Mixtures

1963 Brussels D


Nürburg Germany D

Female Europeans of Medium and Small Enterprises

FEM 1989 Brussels Belgium D

Femmes chefs d'entreprises mondiales

FCEM 1945 Charenton C

Fibre Channel Industry Association

FCIA 1999 San Francisco CA USA G t

Final Act of the United Nations Conference on Customs Formalities for the Temporary Importation of Private Road Motor Vehicles and for Tourism

1954 T g

Financial Executives International

FEI 1931 Florham Park NJ USA G

Financial Markets Association

FMA 1955 Paris F

Fine Chocolate Industry Association

FCIA 2007 Arlington VA USA J t

Firestop Contractors International Association

FCIA Hillside IL USA N

Fly Fishers International

FFI 1965 Livingston MT USA J

Fondation internationale du Banc d'Arguin

FIBA 1986 Arles France G f

Fondation Segré

1996 Zug G f

Fonds de garantie des investissements privés en Afrique de l'Ouest

Fonds GARI 1995 Lomé Togo K f

Fonds international pour la fabrication de matériel d'animation sportive

FIFMAS 1989 Dakar Senegal K f

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

FAO 1945 Rome Italy B g

Food Export Association of the Midwest USA

1969 Chicago IL USA G

Food for the Poor

FFP 1982 Coconut Creek FL USA G