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 Council on Monuments and Sites

ICOMOS 1965 Charenton-le-Pont France B

International Counterparts Network

Arlington VA USA F y

International Crane Foundation

ICF 1973 Baraboo WI USA F f

International Cultural Diversity Organization

ICDO Vienna Austria J

International Customer Service Association

ICSA 1981 Arlington VA USA N

International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association

IDDBA 1964 Madison WI USA N

International Data Spaces Association

IDSA Dortmund Germany D

International DB2 Users Group

IDUG 1988 Wilmington NC USA E

International Defense Equipment Exhibitors Association


International Development Enterprises

IDE 1981 Denver CO USA F

International Diabetes Federation

IDF 1950 Brussels Belgium B

International Diamond Manufacturers Association

IDMA 1946 Antwerp Belgium D

International Diatomite Producers Association

IDPA Washington DC USA D t

International Digital Enterprise Alliance

Idealliance 1966 Alexandria VA USA D

International Disk Drive Equipment and Materials Association

IDEMA 1986 San Jose CA USA F

International Dolphin Watch

IDW 1978 North Ferriby UK F v

International Egg Commission

IEC 1962 Church Stretton UK C t

International Egg Foundation

IEF 2014 Shrewsbury UK J f

International Electrotechnical Commission

IEC 1906 Geneva Switzerland C

International Electrotechnical Commission System for Certification to Standards Relating to Equipment for use in Explosive Atmospheres

IECEx System Sydney NSW Australia F

International Enterprise Architecture Centre


International Entertainment Buyers Association

IEBA Nashville TN USA G

International Erosion Control Association

IECA 1972 Aurora CO USA F v

International Euphorbia Society

IES 2005 Twisk Netherlands E

International Fabricare Institute

IFI 1972 Laurel MD USA G j

International Family Enterprise Research Academy

IFERA 2001 Springfield IL USA D

International Federation for Produce Standards

IFPS 2001 Newark DE USA C

International Federation of Asian and Western Pacific Contractors' Associations

IFAWPCA 1956 Pasig City Philippines D

International Federation of Corporate Football

2008 Montréal QC Canada J y

International Federation of Dental Educators and Associations

IFDEA 1992 Dublin Ireland D y

International Federation of Hardware and Housewares Associations

IHA 1909 Indianapolis IN USA C

International Federation of Industrial Energy Consumers, Europe

IFIEC - Europe 1988 Brussels Belgium E t

International Federation of Pharmaceutical Wholesalers

IFPW 1977 Manassas VA USA C

International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management

IFPSM 1974 Lymington UK C

International Federation of Scholarly Associations of Management

IFSAM 1990 C

International Federation of Standards Users

IFAN 1974 Geneva Switzerland D

International Federation of the Phonographic Industry

IFPI 1933 London UK B t

International Feed Industry Federation

IFIF 1987 Wiehl Germany B yt

International Fellowship of Christian Businessmen


International Fertiliser Society

IFS 1947 Colchester UK D

International Finance and Leasing Association

IFLA 1965 D

International Finance Corporation

IFC 1956 Washington DC USA F eg

International Financial Consumer Protection Organisation

FinCoNet 2013 Lisbon Portugal J

International Fiscal Association

IFA 1938 Rotterdam Netherlands B

International Fistball Association

IFA 1960 Linz Austria D

International Floorball Federation

IFF 1986 Helsinki Finland D

International Food and Agribusiness Management Association

IFAMA 1990 Corvallis OR USA D

International Foodservice Distributors Association

IFDA 1956 Falls Church VA USA N

International Foodservice Editorial Council

IFEC 1956 Pleasant Valley NY USA N

International Foodservice Manufacturers Association

IFMA 1952 Chicago IL USA G