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 Type III

Arab Drilling and Workover Company

ADWOC 1980 Tripoli Libyan AJ K ge Corporations, Companies, IGOs

Arab Economic and Social Council

AESC 1950 Cairo Egypt E g IGOs

Arab Engineering Industries Company

AEICO Al Ramtha Jordan F eg Corporations, Companies, IGOs

Arab Federation for Engineering Industries

AFEI 1975 Damascus Syrian AR D

Arab Federation for Food Industries

AFFI 1977 Damascus Syrian AR D

Arab Federation for Textile Industries

1975 D

Arab Federation for the Consumer

AFC Amman Jordan D

Arab Federation of Fish Producers

AFFP 1976 Tunis Tunisia D g IGOs

Arab Federation of Tire and Rubber Industries

1993 Alexandria Egypt D

Arab Fisheries Company

AFC 1978 Jeddah Saudi Arabia E ge Corporations, Companies, IGOs

Arab Forum for Alternatives


Arab Geophysical Exploration Services Company

AGESCO 1984 Tripoli Libyan AJ F eg Corporations, Companies, IGOs

Arab Industrial Development and Mining Organization

AIDMO Rabat Morocco D g IGOs

Arab Institute of Business Managers

1984 Tunis Tunisia E j Institutes

Arab Insurance Group

ARIG 1980 Manama Bahrain F ge Corporations, Companies, IGOs

Arab Investment and Export Credit Guarantee Corporation

DHAMAN 1974 Safat Kuwait F ge Corporations, Companies, IGOs

Arab Investment Company

TAIC 1974 Riyadh Saudi Arabia F ge Corporations, Companies, IGOs

Arab Iron and Steel Union

AISU 1972 Algiers Algeria D

Arab Maritime Petroleum Transport Company

AMPTC 1972 Safat Kuwait K eg Corporations, Companies, IGOs

Arab Mining Company

ARMICO 1975 Amman Jordan F ge Corporations, Companies, IGOs

Arab Paint and Coating Producers Association


Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation

APICORP 1975 Dammam Saudi Arabia F ge Corporations, Companies, IGOs

Arab Petroleum Services Company

APSCO 1975 Tripoli Libyan AJ K ge Corporations, Companies, IGOs

Arab Potash Company

APC 1956 Amman Jordan F ge Corporations, Companies, IGOs

Arab Shipbuilding and Repair Yard Company

ASRY 1974 Hidd Bahrain K ge Corporations, Companies, IGOs

Arab Society for Fungal Conservation

ASFC 2011 Ismailia Egypt G

Arab Union for Economy and Business Forum


Arab Union for Small Enterprises

AUSE 2004 D

Arab Union of Manufacturers of Pharmaceuticals and Medical Appliances

AUPAM 1986 D

Arab Well Logging Company

AWLCO 1983 Safat Kuwait K ge Corporations, Companies, IGOs

Arab-Swiss Chamber of Commerce and Industry

CASCI 1974 Geneva Switzerland D

Argidius Foundation

Zug Switzerland G f Foundations

Armament Industry European Research Group

ARES Group 2016 Paris France E

Aromatics Producers' Association

APA Brussels Belgium E

Arrangement Concerning Consultations Prior to the Installation in the Vicinity of the Frontiers of Permanent Stores of Explosive Substances for Civil Use

1950 T g Treaties, IGOs

Arrangement Respecting the Chinese Import Tariffs

1902 T g Treaties, IGOs

ARTEMIS Industry Association

2004 Eindhoven Netherlands D

Artisanal Gold Council

AGC 2008 Victoria BC Canada G

Artist-Blacksmith's Association of North America

ABANA 2002 Farmington GA USA N


1994 Delray Beach FL USA D

ASD-STAN Standardization

ASD-STAN Brussels Belgium E

ASEAN Agreement on the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources

1985 T g Treaties, IGOs

ASEAN Business Forum

ABF 1991 Petaling Jaya Malaysia F

ASEAN Chambers of Commerce and Industry

ASEAN-CCI 1972 Bangkok Thailand E

ASEAN Chemical Industries Council

ACIC E Clubs

ASEAN Committee on Consumer Protection

ACCP 2007 Jakarta Indonesia E g IGOs

ASEAN Constructors Federation

ACF 1985 Singapore Singapore E

ASEAN Council on Petroleum

ASCOPE 1975 Bangkok Thailand E g IGOs


2011 Singapore Singapore F

ASEAN Federation of Cement Manufacturers

AFCM 1977 Hanoi Vietnam E