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

Independent Retail Europe

1963 Brussels Belgium D y

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 Fabrics Association International

IFAI 1912 Roseville MN USA D t

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 ty

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 Port Townsend 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 européen de formation continue en réparation et évaluation du dommage corporel


Institut européen des industries de la pectine

IEIP 1967 Neuenbürg Germany E jt

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

Institute for Labour and Family Research

ILFR 1992 Bratislava Slovakia N j

Institute for Ocean Conservation Science

IOCS 2003 Stony Brook NY USA G j

Institute for Social Banking

2006 Berlin Germany J

Institute for the Preservation of Medical Traditions

IPMT 2007 Washington DC USA G j

Institute of Alternative Policies for the Southern Cone of Latin America

1986 Rio de Janeiro Brazil N j

Institute of Directors

IoD 1903 London UK F j

Institute of Global Responsibility

IGO 2007 Warsaw Poland G j

Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers

IISE 1948 Norcross GA USA F jtv

Institute of International Business, Stockholm

IIB Stockholm Sweden N j

Institute of International Container Lessors

IICL 1971 Washington DC USA F j