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

Solar Heat Europe

ESTIF 1992 Brussels Belgium D t

SolarPower Europe

1985 Brussels Belgium D


Hainau Germany C


1969 Utrecht Netherlands F

Soroptimist International of Europe

SI/E 1928 Geneva Switzerland E

Soroptimist International of the Americas

SIA 1921 Philadelphia PA USA E

South Asia Cooperative Environment Programme

SACEP 1982 Colombo Sri Lanka F g

South Asia Democratic Forum

SADF 2011 Brussels Belgium F

South Asian Federation of Exchanges

SAFE 2000 D

Southeast Asian Regional Branch of the International Council on Archives


Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture

SEARCA 1966 Los Baños Philippines E gy

Southern African Association for the Conference Industry

SAACI Parklands South Africa N t

Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds

SANCCOB 1968 Cape Town South Africa G f

Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering

SAIIE Johannesburg South Africa N jt

Southern African Institute of Forestry

SAIF 1968 Menlo Park South Africa G j

Southern African Natural Products Trade Association

PhytoTrade Africa 2001 London UK D t

Southern African Online User Group

SAOUG Pretoria South Africa E

Southern African-Nordic Centre

SANORD 2007 Cape Town South Africa E

Southern Hemisphere Association of Fresh Fruit Exporters

SHAFFE Brussels Belgium D

Space for Giants

Nanyuki Kenya G

Special Central American Agreement on the Equalization of Import Duties on Textiles Manufactured from Rayon or from other Artificial or Synthetic Fibres

1965 T g

Spirit of Enterprise Group

1991 Brussels Belgium G


1993 Brussels Belgium D t

SPMUDA International Organization for Peace and Development

SPMUDA International Dumaguete City Philippines G

Sporting Goods Industry Data Harmonization Organization

SGIDHO 1997 Bern Switzerland D

Stamp Out Poverty

2002 London UK G y

Standing Committee to the Bern Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats

1982 Strasbourg France E gy

Starch Europe

1963 Brussels Belgium E

Stichting Onderzoek Multinationale Ondernemingen

SOMO 1973 Amsterdam Netherlands G f

Storage Networking Industry Association

SNIA 1997 Santa Clara CA USA D t

Storage Networking Industry Association South Asia

SNIA South Asia Singapore Singapore D t

Strategic Account Management Association

SAMA 1964 Chicago IL USA G

Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management

SAICM 2006 Geneva Switzerland E g

StreetNet International

Durban South Africa C

Study Group on Asian Tax Administration and Research

SGATAR 1970 Singapore Singapore F

SÜDWIND - Verein für Entwicklungspolitische Bildungs- und Öffentlichkeitsarbeit

1979 Vienna Austria G

Sugar Association of the Caribbean

SAC 1942 Couva Trinidad-Tobago D


2011 New York NY USA G

Superyacht Builders Association

SYBAss 2007 Amsterdam Netherlands C

Supply Chain Finance Community

SCF 2013 Zwolle Netherlands D

Sustainability Transitions Research Network


Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry for International Environmental Rehabilitation

SAFIER Maasmechelen Belgium N

Sustainable Agriculture Network

SAN 2010 San José Costa Rica F y

Sustainable Apparel Coalition

SAC 2009 Oakland CA USA J y

Sustainable Consumption Research and Action Initiative


Sustainable Ocean Alliance

SOA 2015 G

Sustainable Shipping Initiative

SSI 2010 Hartley Wintney UK F

Swedfund - International

Stockholm Sweden G efg

Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences

SAHSS 1946 Bern Switzerland G

Synchronicity Earth

London UK G