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 Formalwear Association

IFA 1980 Chicago IL USA N

International Fortress Council

IFC 1989 Utrecht Netherlands D

International Forum on Business Ethical Conduct

IFBEC 2010 F

International Forum on Industrial Bioprocesses

IFIBiop Aubière France F t

International Forum on Sustainable Value Chains

ISVC 2013 Horgen Switzerland F

International Foundation for Online Responsibility

IFFOR Palm Beach Gardens FL USA N f

International Foundation for Production Research

IFPR 1970 Stuttgart Germany F f

International Foundation for the Conservation of Wildlife

IGF 1976 F f

International Franchise Association

IFA 1960 Washington DC USA G

International Frozen Food Association

IFFA 1974 F

International Fuel Tax Association


International Fund for Agricultural Development

IFAD Rome Italy F fg

International Fur Federation

IFF 1949 London UK C

International Gas Union

IGU 1931 London UK C y

International Generic and Biosimilar Medicines Association

IGBA 1997 Geneva Switzerland F

International Glove Association

IGA 2003 Brookville PA USA G

International Glutamate Technical Committee

IGTC 1971 D

International Golf Course Equipment Managers Association

IGCEMA 2006 Rapid City SD USA N

International Gorilla Conservation Programme

IGCP 1978 Nairobi Kenya G

International Green Purchasing Network

IGPN 2005 Tokyo Japan F

International Group of Ex Libris Users

IGeLU 2006 Siena Italy F

International Group of Experts on Export Regulations

INGEER 2015 Kobe Japan N

International Guild of Candle Artisans

IGCA 1961 N

International Guild of Miniature Artisans

IGMA 1983 Freedom CA USA N

International Honey Export Organization

IHEO 1984 Winnipeg MB Canada C v

International Industry Society in Advanced Rehabilitation Technology

IISART 2011 Zurich Switzerland C t

International Industry Working Group

IIWG 1970 Geneva Switzerland E t

International Informix Users Group

IIUG 1995 Newtonville MA USA N

International Input-Output Association

IIOA 1988 Vienna Austria D

International Institute for Advanced Purchasing and Supply

IIAPS 2009 London UK G

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

IIASA 1972 Laxenburg Austria D j

International Institute for Energy Conservation

IIEC 1984 F j

International Institute for Energy Conservation - Europe

IIEC-Europe 1993 London UK K j

International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics

IIIEE 1994 Lund Sweden G j

International Institute for Sustainable Development

IISD 1990 Winnipeg MB Canada F j

International Institute of Administrative Sciences

IIAS 1930 Brussels Belgium B jy

International Institute of Business

IIB 1993 Kiev Ukraine G j

International Institute of Business Analysis

IIBA 2003 Oakville ON Canada E j

International Institute of Business Technologies

IIBT 1993 Washington DC USA G j

International Institute of Refrigeration

IIR 1908 Paris France B gj

International Institute of Synthetic Rubber Producers

IISRP 1960 Houston TX USA C j

International Instrument Users' Association - WIB

1963 The Hague Netherlands G

International Internet Leathercrafter's Guild

IILG 1996 Cary MS USA G

International Internet Preservation Consortium

IIPC 2003 C

International Joint Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management


International Labour Organization

ILO 1919 Geneva Switzerland B g

International Lead and Zinc Study Group

ILZSG 1959 Lisbon Portugal C g

International Lead Association

ILA 1946 London UK D

International Lead Zinc Research Organization

ILZRO 1958 Durham NC USA F

International League of Conservation Photographers

iLCP 2005 Arlington VA USA G