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


2010 Singapore Singapore F

ASEAN Federation of Cement Manufacturers

AFCM 1977 Hanoi Vietnam E

ASEAN Federation of Electrical Engineering Contractors

AFEEC 1979 Quezon City Philippines E

ASEAN Federation of Plastic Industries

AFPI 1981 Singapore Singapore D t

ASEAN Federation of Textile Industries

AFTEX 1977 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia E t

ASEAN Finance Corporation

1981 F e

ASEAN Furniture Industries Council

AFIC 1978 Singapore Singapore E t

ASEAN Handicraft Promotion and Development Association

AHPADA Kuching Malaysia E

ASEAN Iron and Steel Industry Federation

AISIF 1977 Shah Alam Malaysia E t

ASEAN Music Industry Association

AMIA Wan Chai Hong Kong E t

ASEAN Pharmaceutical Industry Club

Jakarta Indonesia E t

ASEAN Rubber Business Council

ARBC 1992 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia E

Asia Business Trade Association

ABTA Singapore Singapore D t

Asia Floor Wage Alliance

AFW Alliance 2007 Delhi India F y

Asia Industrial Gases Association

AIGA 2002 Singapore Singapore D t

Asia Oceania Geosciences Society

AOGS 2003 Singapore Singapore D

Asia Pacific Association of Derivatives

APAD Seoul Korea Rep J

Asia Pacific Business School Librarians' Group

APBSLG Singapore Singapore D

Asia Pacific Council for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business

AFACT 1999 Teheran Iran Islamic Rep D t

Asia Pacific Foreign Exchange Congress

FOREX Manila Philippines S c

Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada

APF Canada 1984 Vancouver BC Canada G f

Asia Pacific Franchise Confederation

APFC 1998 Pasig City Philippines D

Asia Pacific Industrial Engineering and Management Society

APIEMS 1999 D t

Asia Pacific Institute of Business

APIB 1990 Shatin Hong Kong N j

Asia Pacific MSME Trade Coalition

AMTC Singapore Singapore J t

Asia Pacific Responsible Care Organization

APRO Seoul Korea Rep J

Asia Pacific Roundtable on Sustainable Consumption and Production

APRSCP 1997 Bangkok Thailand F

Asia Pacific Taxpayers Union

APTU 2005 Beijing China D

Asia Pacific Travel Retail Association

APTRA 2005 Singapore Singapore D

Asia Petrochemical Industry Conference

APIC 1979 S ct

Asia Regional Cookstove Programme


Asia Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association

ASIFMA Hong Kong Hong Kong D t

Asia Video Industry Association

AVIA 1991 Causeway Bay Hong Kong D t

Asia-Oceania Tax Consultants' Association

AOTCA 1993 Sydney NSW Australia D

Asia-Pacific Centre for Environmental Accountability

APCEA 1996 E

Asia-Pacific Conference on Management and Business

APCMB 2013 S c

Asia-Pacific Cultural Creative Industry Association

CCIA 2007 G t

Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research

APN 1996 Kobe Japan F g

Asia-Pacific Network for International Education and Values Education

APNIEVE 1995 Quezon City Philippines F g

Asia-Pacific Producers Network

APN 2001 F

Asia-Pacific Self-Medication Industry

APSMI 2010 Tokyo Japan D t

Asia-Pacific Spa and Wellness Coalition

APSWC 2006 Singapore Singapore D

Asia-Pacific Tax Forum

APTF 2005 Washington DC USA F

Asia-Pacific Textile and Clothing Industry Forum



J c

Asian and Oceanian Stock Exchanges Federation

AOSEF 1982 Tokyo Japan D

Asian Association of Business Incubation

2002 Shanghai China D

Asian Building Maintenance Association

ABMA 2006 Tokyo Japan D

Asian Centre for Corporate Governance and Sustainability

2001 Mumbai India G

Asian Chemical Fiber Industries Federation

ACFIF 1996 Tokyo Japan D t