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

Arab Banking Corporation

ABC 1980 Manama Bahrain F eg

Arab Bridge Maritime Company

1987 Aqaba Jordan F eg

Arab Businessmen and Investors Conference

S c

Arab Centre for Human Resources Development

1975 K g

Arab Company for Detergent Chemicals

ARADET 1981 Baghdad Iraq K eg

Arab Company for Drug Industries and Medical Appliances

ACDIMA 1976 Amman Jordan F egt

Arab Company for Livestock Development

ACOLID 1974 Riyadh Saudi Arabia F eg

Arab Council for Childhood and Development

ACCD 1987 Cairo Egypt D y

Arab Council of Operations and Maintenance

OMAINTEC 2004 Beirut Lebanon D

Arab Drilling and Workover Company

ADWOC 1980 Tripoli Libya K eg

Arab Economic and Social Council

AESC 1950 Cairo Egypt E g

Arab Federation for Engineering Industries

AFEI 1975 Damascus Syrian AR D t

Arab Federation for Food Industries

AFFI 1977 Damascus Syrian AR D t

Arab Federation for Paper, Printing and Packaging Industries

AFPPPI 1977 Beirut Lebanon D t

Arab Federation for the Consumer

AFC Amman Jordan D

Arab Federation of Fish Producers

AFFP 1976 Tunis Tunisia D gt

Arab Federation of Tire and Rubber Industries

1993 D t

Arab Fisheries Company

AFC 1978 Jeddah Saudi Arabia E eg

Arab Forum for Alternatives


Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development

AFESD 1968 Kuwait Kuwait F fg

Arab Geophysical Exploration Services Company

AGESCO 1984 Tripoli Libya F eg

Arab Industrial Development, Standardization and Mining Organization

AIDSMO Rabat Morocco D gt

Arab Insurance Group

ARIG 1980 Manama Bahrain F eg

Arab Investment and Export Credit Guarantee Corporation

DHAMAN 1974 Safat Kuwait F eg

Arab Investment Company

TAIC 1974 Riyadh Saudi Arabia F eg

Arab Iron and Steel Union

AISU 1972 Algiers Algeria D

Arab Maritime Petroleum Transport Company

AMPTC 1972 Safat Kuwait K eg

Arab Mining Company

ARMICO 1975 Amman Jordan F eg

Arab Paint and Coating Producers Association


Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation

APICORP 1975 Dammam Saudi Arabia F eg

Arab Petroleum Services Company

APSCO 1975 Tripoli Libya K eg

Arab Potash Company

APC 1956 Amman Jordan F eg

Arab Shipbuilding and Repair Yard Company

ASRY 1974 Hidd Bahrain K eg

Arab Society for Fungal Conservation

ASFC 2011 Ismailia Egypt G

Arab Union for Economy and Business Forum


Arab Union of Manufacturers of Pharmaceuticals and Medical Appliances

AUPAM 1986 D

Arab Well Logging Company

AWLCO 1983 Safat Kuwait K eg

Arab-Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce

ABLCC 1961 Brussels Belgium E

Arab-Swiss Chamber of Commerce and Industry

CASCI 1974 Geneva Switzerland D t

Architects Regional Council Asia

ARCASIA 1979 Singapore Singapore F

Argidius Foundation

Zug Switzerland G f

Armament Industry European Research Group

ARES Group 2016 Paris France J

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

Arrangement Respecting the Chinese Import Tariffs

1902 T g

Artisanal Gold Council

AGC 2008 Victoria BC Canada G

Artist-Blacksmith's Association of North America

ABANA 2002 Johnstown PA USA N

Arts for Global Development

2002 G


1994 Delray Beach FL USA D

ASD-STAN Standardization

ASD-STAN 1970 Brussels Belgium E