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

International Council of Women

ICW 1888 Paris France B

International Council on Mining and Metals

ICMM 2001 London UK B y

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 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 Landscape Architects

IFLA 1948 Brussels Belgium B

International Federation of Pharmaceutical Wholesalers

IFPW 1977 Manassas VA USA C

International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management

IFPSM 1974 Helsinki Finland 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 Food and Beverage Association

IFBA Singapore Singapore C