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

IFLA Europe

1989 Brussels Belgium E f

IFOAM - Organics International

IFOAM 1972 Bonn Germany B

IHG Owners Association

1956 Atlanta GA USA C e

Imaging Supplies Coalition for International Intellectual Property Protection


IMCA International Marine Contractors Association

IMCA 1972 London UK C


1986 Ottawa ON Canada F y

INCAE Business School

1964 Alajuela Costa Rica E

Independent Business Owners Association International

IBOAI 1959 Grand Rapids MI USA N

Independent Music Companies Association

IMPALA 2000 Brussels Belgium D y

Independent Power Producers Forum

IPPF Hong Kong Hong Kong F

Independent Retail Europe

1963 Brussels Belgium D yt

Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations

ICRIER 1981 Delhi India G

Indo-European Chamber of Commerce and Industry

IECCI 1956 Bhopal India G t

Indo-Pacific Conservation Alliance

IPCA 1998 Honolulu HI USA G

Industrial Cybersecurity Center

ICC 2013 Madrid Spain N t

Industrial Development Fund

IDF 1976 Vienna Austria F fgt

Industrial Federation Paints and Coats of Mercosul

IFPCM Sao Paulo Brazil D t

Industrial Minerals Association - Europe

IMA Europe 1993 Brussels Belgium D yt

Industrial Workers of the World

IWW 1905 Chicago IL USA G t

industriAll European Trade Union

industriALL Europe 2012 Brussels Belgium D t

IndustriALL Global Union

IndustriALL 2012 Geneva Switzerland B t

Industry IoT Consortium

IIC 2014 Milford MA USA C t


F yt

Information Network Focus on Religious Movements

INFORM 1988 London UK G

Information Security Forum

ISF 1989 London UK F y

Information Technology Industry Council

ITI 1916 Washington DC USA N t


2003 Windhoek Namibia F g

Infrared and Raman Users' Group

IRUG 1993 Philadelphia PA USA E

Initiative for a Competitive Online Marketplace


Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance

IRMA 2006 Seattle WA USA F y


1957 Fontainebleau France F j

Inside Industry Association

Inside 2004 Eindhoven Netherlands D t

INSOL Europe

1981 Nottingham UK D v

Institut Arabe des Chefs d'Entreprises

IACE 1984 Tunis Tunisia E j

Institut de hautes études internationales et du développement

IHEID 2008 Geneva Switzerland G j

Institut de la francophonie pour l'entrepreneuriat

IFE 1999 Réduit Mauritius G j

Institut de recherches et d'applications des méthodes de développement

IRAM 1956 Paris France G j

Institut des sciences et des techniques de l'équipement et de l'environnement pour le développement

ISTED 1981 Paris La Défense France G j

Institut du Travail d’Afrique Centrale

ITAC 2005 Kinshasa Congo DR J

Institut européen de formation continue en réparation et évaluation du dommage corporel


Institut für deutsches und europäisches Wirtschafts-, Wettbewerbs- und Regulierungsrecht

IWW 1986 Berlin Germany N j

Institut International de l'Écologie Industrielle and de l'Économie Verte

2ie 2014 Geneva Switzerland G t

Institut panafricain des arts et métiers, Abidjan

IPAAM Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire N j

Institut supérieur de commerce international de Dunkerque

ISCID 1985 Dunkerque France G j

Institute for Accountability in the Digital Age

I4ADA The Hague Netherlands G

Institute for African Alternatives

IFAA 1986 London UK F j

Institute for Corporate Culture Affairs

ICCA 2003 E j

Institute for European Tort Law

ETL 2002 Vienna Austria G j

Institute for Geopolitical Research and Development

INGRED 2011 Antwerp Belgium F f

Institute for International Business Communication, Tokyo

IIBC 1986 Tokyo Japan N j