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 Type III

Association of Industrial Ceiling Manufacturers

TAIM 1988 Düsseldorf Germany D

Association of Manufacturers and Formulators of Enzyme Products

AMFEP 1977 Brussels Belgium D

Association of Marina Industries

AMI 1986 Warren RI USA N Institutes

Association of MBAs

AMBA 1967 London UK F Alumni and Veterans

Association of National Organizations of Fishing Enterprises in the EU

1962 Brussels Belgium E

Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries

ANRPC 1970 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia D g IGOs

Association of Organisations of Mediterranean Businesswomen

2002 Barcelona Spain D y Professional Bodies, International Federations

Association of Poultry Processors and Poultry Trade in the EU Countries

1966 Brussels Belgium E y International Federations

Association of Quality Control in the Lacquering, Painting and Coating Industry

QUALICOAT 1986 Zurich Switzerland D

Association of River Water Companies

RIWA 1950 Nieuwegein Netherlands F

Association of SADC Chambers of Commerce and Industry

ASCCI 1992 Gaborone Botswana D

Association of School Business Officials International

ASBO International 1910 Reston VA USA N v Professional Bodies

Association of Synthetic Amorphous Silica Producers

ASASP 1992 Brussels Belgium E

Association of Telecommunication Enterprises of the Andean Community

1974 Quito Ecuador D g IGOs

Association of the Chocolate, Biscuit and Confectionery Industries of the EU

CAOBISCO 1959 Brussels Belgium E

Association of the Electricity Supply Industry of East Asia and the Western Pacific

AESIEAP 1975 Nonthaburi Thailand D

Association of the European Adhesive and Sealant Industry

1972 Brussels Belgium D

Association of the European Heating Industry

EHI 2002 Brussels Belgium D

Association of the European Self-Medication Industry

1964 Brussels Belgium D

Association of the Mediterranean Chambers of Commerce and Industry

1982 Barcelona Spain F

Association of the Processed Cheese Industry in the EU

1964 Brussels Belgium E

Association of Trade and Forfaiting in the Americas

ATFA 1995 J

Association of Vacuum Equipment Manufacturers International

AVEM International 1969 Albuquerque NM USA N

Association ouvrière des compagnons du devoir du Tour de France

AOCDTF 1941 Paris France N

Association pour la réhabilitation et le transfert humanitaires d'équipements médicaux et d'installations de santé

ARTHEMIS 1997 N Humanitarian Organizations

Association régionale pour le développement de la coopération industrielle internationale

ADECI 1980 Marseille France G

Association transfrontalière du pôle européen de développement

PED 1985 Longwy France F g European Union Bodies, IGOs

Associazione Botteghe del Mondo

1979 Sementina Switzerland G

Ateliers sans frontières

2003 Bonneuil-sur-Marne France G

Atlantic Salmon Trust

AST 1967 Perth UK F v

Australasian Association for Quality in Health Care

AAQHC 1990 Gold Coast Australia N

Australasian Business Ethics Network

ABEN 2010 Hawthorn Australia N

Australasian Tax Teachers Association

ATTA 1987 N

Australasian Wader Studies Group

AWSG 1981 Heathmont Australia G v

Australian Business Volunteers

ABV 1981 Canberra Australia G

Baltic Bast Crops Growers' and Producers' Association

BBCGPA 2009 G

Baltic Institute of Corporate Governance

BICG 2009 Vilnius Lithuania D j Institutes

Bank of Medical Equipment for Humanitarian Aid

Les Houches France G Humanitarian Organizations

Basel Protocol on Liability and Compensation for Damage Resulting from Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal

1999 T g Treaties, IGOs

Bat Conservation International

BCI 1982 Austin TX USA G v

Battery Council International

BCI 1924 Chicago IL USA G

BE User Group

Exton PA USA E

Bears in Mind

1993 Rhenen Netherlands G f Funds, Foundations

Belgian Corporation for International Investment

1971 Brussels Belgium G e Corporations, Companies

BEMA - The Baking Industry Suppliers Association

1918 Overland Park KS USA G Professional Bodies

Benelux Convention on Mandatory Civil Liability Insurance for Motor Vehicles

1966 Brussels Belgium T g Treaties, IGOs

Benelux Convention on Nature Conservation and Landscape Protection

1982 Brussels Belgium T g Treaties, IGOs

BeNeLux Travel Retail Association

BTRA Hoofddorp Netherlands D

BIFMA International

1973 Grand Rapids MI USA G

Bio-based Industries Consortium

BIC 2012 Brussels Belgium D

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