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

International Agreement Relating to the Exportation of Hides and Skins

1928 T g

International Air Transport Association

IATA 1945 Geneva Switzerland B y

International Airborne Geophysics Safety Association

IAGSA 1995 Ottawa ON Canada F

International Alliance for Biological Standardization

IABS 1955 Geneva Switzerland C

International Alliance for Responsible Drinking

IARD Washington DC USA C

International Alliance of the Indigenous Tribal Peoples of the Tropical Forests

IAITPTF 1992 Chiang Mai Thailand F y

International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, its Territories and Canada

IATSE 1893 New York NY USA G v

International Alliance of Women

IAW 1902 Cointrin Switzerland B

International Apparel Federation

IAF 1977 Zeist Netherlands C t

International Architects, Designers, Planners for Social Responsibility

ARC-PEACE 1987 Stockholm Sweden F

International Association for Bridge Maintenance and Safety

IABMAS 1999 Barcelona Spain D

International Association for Business and Society

IABS 1990 Provo UT USA D

International Association for Consumer Law

IACL 1997 Pretoria South Africa D

International Association for Mongol Studies

IAMS 1987 Ulaanbaatar Mongolia C

International Association for Monitoring and Quality Assurance in the Total Food Supply Chain

MoniQA 2011 Gussing Austria C

International Association for Promoting Geoethics

IAPG 2012 Rome Italy C

International Association for Research in Economic Psychology

IAREP 1982 Leeds UK D

International Association for Science and Technology of Building Maintenance and Monuments Preservation

1977 Pfaffenhofen Germany D

International Association for Soaps, Detergents and Maintenance Products

1995 Brussels Belgium D y

International Association for the Advancement of Modelling and Simulation Techniques in Enterprises

AMSE 1980 Tassin-la-Demi-Lune France F

International Association for the Conservation of the Geological Heritage

ProGEO 1988 Uppsala Sweden D

International Association for the Distributive Trade

1952 Brussels Belgium C t

International Association for the Preservation of Spiritualist and Occult Periodicals

IAPSOP 2009 Forest Grove OR USA N

International Association Language and Business

IALB 1972 D

International Association of Accountants, Auditors and Tax Consultants

IECnet 1987 Champs-sur-Marne France C

International Association of Advanced Materials

IAAM 2010 Ulrika Sweden C

International Association of Airport Duty Free Stores

IAADFS 1966 Washington DC USA G

International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions

IAAPA 1918 Orlando FL USA F

International Association of Assessing Officers

IAAO 1934 Kansas City MO USA G

International Association of Bicentenary Family Companies

The Henokiens 1981 C

International Association of Business Communicators

IABC 1970 Chicago IL USA F v

International Association of Cable Product and Machinery Manufactures

INTERCABLE Moscow Russia D

International Association of Career Consulting Firms

IACCF 1987 Des Moines IA USA N

International Association of Clothing Designers and Executives

IACDE 1910 Überlingen Germany N

International Association of Costume

1982 Tokyo Japan G

International Association of Department Stores

IADS 1928 Paris France D

International Association of Dredging Companies

IADC 1965 The Hague Netherlands C

International Association of Drilling Contractors

IADC 1940 Houston TX USA G

International Association of Eurasian Business Schools

2015 Omsk Russia J

International Association of Fishing Industry Workers' Unions

Moscow Russia D t

International Association of Geophysical Contractors

IAGC 1971 Houston TX USA D

International Association of Geosynthetics Installers

IAGI 1995 Littleton CO USA N

International Association of Hand Papermakers and Paper Artists

IAPMA 1986 C

International Association of Horticultural Producers

Didcot UK C

International Association of Ice Cream Distributors and Vendors

IAICDV 1969 Baltimore MD USA N

International Association of Independent Corporate Monitors

IAICM 2015 Fredericksburg VA USA G

International Association of Independent Law Firms

Interlaw Los Angeles CA USA C

International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions

IAIABC 1914 Middleton WI USA G t

International Association of Jesuit Business Schools


International Association of Lighting Management Companies

NALMCO 1953 Ankeny IA USA G