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

Latin American Business Ethics Network

1998 Lima Peru F

Latin American Chlor-Alkali and Derivatives Industry Association

CLOROSUR 1997 Sao Paulo Brazil D t

Latin American Confederation of the Graphics Industry

1967 D t

Latin American Council of Business Schools

1967 Lima Peru D y

Latin American Federation of the Pharmaceutical Industry

1962 Mexico City Mexico D t

Latin American Industrialists Association

1962 San Pedro Costa Rica D ty

Latin American Institute for and Alternative Society and an Alternative Law

1979 Bogota Colombia G j

Latin American QFD Association

Monterrey Mexico N


2001 Chicago IL USA G

LEA Global

1999 St Charles IL USA N

Leadership for Conservation in Africa

LCA 2006 F

LEAP Africa

2002 Lagos Nigeria G

Learning Enterprises

1992 Washington DC USA N

Lebanese International Businessmen Associations' Network

LIBAN 2000 Beirut Lebanon G

Letterstedt Society

1875 Stockholm Sweden E v

Liaison Centre for the Meat Processing Industry in the EU

1958 Brussels Belgium E t

Licensing Executives Benelux

LES Benelux 1975 Wijk bij Duurstede Netherlands G

Licensing Executives Society Arab Countries

LES-AC Amman Jordan E

Licensing Executives Society Europe

LES Europe Wijk bij Duurstede Netherlands D

Licensing Executives Society International

LESI 1972 Atlanta GA USA C y

Licensing Executives Society Scandinavia

LES Scandinavia 1970 Espoo Finland D

Licensing International

LI 1985 New York NY USA N

Lifeline Energy

1998 London UK G f


LH 1980 Telluride CO USA G

Ligue internationale des sociétés de surveillance

1934 Zollikofen Switzerland C

Lillian Carter Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility

LCC 2001 Atlanta GA USA N

Lions Quest

1975 Oak Brook IL USA F

Living Knowledge - The International Science Shop Network

2000 Bonn Germany F

Locarno Agreement Establishing an International Classification for Industrial Design

1968 T g

Logistics and Supply Chain Management Society

LSCMS Singapore Singapore G

London Bullion Market Association

LBMA 1987 London UK F

Luxembourg Protocol to the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment on Matters Specific to Railway Rolling Stock

Luxembourg Protocol 2007 T g

Mad'in Europe

2013 Brussels Belgium J

Madrid Agreement for the Repression of False or Deceptive Indications of Source on Goods, 1891

Madrid Agreement 1891 T g

Maille Artisans International League


Maison Afrique, La

1995 Vessigebro Sweden G

Major Cities of Europe IT Users Group

MCE 1982 Bremerhaven Germany F

Major Groups Partnership on Forests

MGPoF Ottawa ON Canada F

Making Cents International

1999 Washington DC USA G

Manfred-Hermsen-Stiftung for Nature Conservation and Environmental Protection

2001 Bremen Germany N f

Mangroves for the Future

MFF 2006 Bangkok Thailand E y

Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences

1969 Manomet MA USA N


Stuttgart Germany F


2013 Brussels Belgium D

MARCOGAZ - Technical Association of the European Natural Gas Industry

1968 Brussels Belgium E t

Mare Terra - Fundació Medeterrània

Mare Terra 1999 Tarragona Spain G f

Marine Conservation Institute

1996 Seattle WA USA G j

Marine Conservation Society

MCS 1977 Ross-on-Wye UK G

Marine Stewardship Council

MSC 1997 London UK C

Maritime Industry Foundation

2005 London UK J ft