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


1969 Arlington VA USA F v

Telecommunications Industry Association

TIA 1988 Arlington VA G t

Teollisen Yhteistyön Rahasto

FINNFUND 1980 Helsinki Finland G efgt

TerraGraphics International Foundation

TIFO 2012 Moscow ID USA G f


1989 Paris France F

The Australasian Corrosion Association

ACA 1955 Kerrimuir VIC Australia E

The Bridge: Jewish and Arab Women for Peace in the Middle East

1975 Haifa Israel K v

The Caribbean Council

CC 1992 London UK D

The Conference Board

1916 New York NY USA G

The Conference Board in Europe

1978 Brussels Belgium E

The Conservation Foundation, UK

1982 London UK G f

The Consumer Goods Forum

CGF 1953 Levallois-Perret France C y

The European Committee of Industrial Furnace, Heating and Metallurgical Equipment Associations

CECOF 1972 Frankfurt-Main Germany D t

The European Plastic Pipes and Fittings Association

TEPPFA 1992 Brussels Belgium D

The Family Business Network Asia

FBN Asia Singapore Singapore K

The Family Business Network International

FBN-I 1989 Lausanne Switzerland F y

The Federation of International Employers

FedEE 1988 London UK F

The Global Business Initiative on Human Rights

GBI 2009 Eastbourne UK F

The Hague Agreement Concerning the International Deposit of Industrial Designs

1925 T g

The International Conference Series on Human Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services

MobileHCI S c

The International Federation of Essential Oils and Aroma Trades

IFEAT 1977 London C t

The Long Run

2009 London UK J

The Nature Conservancy

TNC 1951 Arlington VA USA G

The World Bank Group

Washington DC USA F g

Third Millennium Foundation

3MF 1987 Paciano Italy F f

Third Protocol to the Central American Agreement on Fiscal Incentives to Industrial Development

1977 T g

Third World Network

TWN 1984 Penang Malaysia F

TIME Association

1989 Gif-sur-Yvette France F

Tire Industry Association

TIA 2002 Bowie MD USA G t

Toilet Board Coalition

TBC 2015 Geneva Switzerland C

Tomorrow People Organization

2002 Belgrade Serbia G

Tool and Trades History Society

TATHS 1983 Totnes UK N t

Tools for Self Reliance

1978 Southampton UK G

Toy Industries of Europe

TIE 1997 Brussels Belgium D t

Trade Union International of Chemical, Energy, Metal, Oil and Allied Industries


Trade Unions International of Agriculture, Food, Commerce, Textile and Allied Industries

1996 Montreuil France B t

Trades Union International of Workers in the Building, Wood, Building Materials and Allied Industries

UITBB 1949 Nicosia Cyprus B ty


2006 Dublin Ireland G

Trans European Law Firms Alliance

TELFA 1989 Arnhem Netherlands D

Trans-Atlantic Business Council

TABC 2013 Washington DC USA E

Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue

TACD 1998 London UK F y

transform! europe

transform Vienna Austria E y

Transnational Giving Europe

TGE 1998 Brussels F y

Transparency, Accountability and Participation Network

TAP Network New York NY USA F y

Treaty on Patents of Invention, Industrial Drawings and Models and Trademarks

1902 T g

Treaty Respecting Literary, Artistic and Industrial Property

1901 T g


1997 Brussels Belgium G

Trilateral Commission

TC 1973 Paris France F v

Trilateral Committee for Wildlife and Ecosystem Conservation and Management

1996 Falls Church VA USA E g


1989 Frankfurt-Main Germany G