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 francophone des utilisateurs de la Classification Internationale des Soins Primaires

CISP Club Beauvoir-sur-Mer France N Clubs

Association francophone du tourisme d'affaires

AFTA 2003 Paris France G

Association internationale de recherche en entrepreneuriat et PME

AIREPME 1996 Montpellier France D

Association Internationale des Acheteurs et Approvisionneurs Publics et Privés de la Santé

ASSIAPS 2008 Trois Rivières QC Canada D

Association internationale des utilisateurs de fils de filaments artificiels et synthétiques et de soie naturelle

AIUFFASS 1954 Lyon France D

Association of ACP National Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Other Economic Operators

ACP Chambers 1981 Kingston Jamaica D

Association of African Business Schools

AABS 2005 Johannesburg South Africa D

Association of Alumni of the College of Europe

1951 Brussels Belgium E Alumni and Veterans

Association of Asia-Pacific Business Schools

AAPBS 2004 Seoul Korea Rep D

Association of BRICS Business Schools

ABBS 2009 Bangalore India E

Association of Business Process Management Professionals International

ABPMP International St Paul MN USA G Professional Bodies

Association of Career Firms International

ACF International 1982 The Hague Netherlands F

Association of Cities and Regions for Sustainable Resource Management

ACR+ 1994 Brussels Belgium D y International Federations

Association of Consumer Credit Information Suppliers

ACCIS 1990 Brussels Belgium D

Association of Corporate Counsel

ACC 1982 Washington DC USA N

Association of Corporate Travel Executives

ACTE 1988 Alexandria VA USA G

Association of Corporate Treasurers

ACT 1979 London UK G v

Association of Cotton Merchants in Europe

ACME Liverpool UK D

Association of Diving Contractors International

ADC 1968 Houston TX USA G

Association of Enterprise Architects

AEA J

Association of European Automative and Industrial Battery Manufacturers

EUROBAT 1968 Brussels Belgium D

Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry

1958 Brussels Belgium E y International Federations

Association of European Manufacturers of Gas Meters, Gas Pressure Regulators, Safety Devices and Stations

FARECOGAZ 1968 Cologne Germany D

Association of European Producers of Laminate Flooring

EPLF 1994 Bielefeld Germany D

Association of European Refrigeration Component Manufacturers

ASERCOM Brussels Belgium D v

Association of European Regions for Products of Origin

2004 Bordeaux France D

Association of European Space Industry

EUROSPACE 1961 Paris France D

Association of Financial and Industrial Groups of Russia

Moscow Russia G

Association of Former United Nations Industry and Development Experts

AFIDE E United Nations Bodies, Alumni and Veterans

Association of French-Speaking Computer Professionals and Users

1981 Paris France D Professional Bodies

Association of Hydro-Meteorological Equipment Industry

HMEI 2001 Geneva Switzerland D

Association of IBM Computer Users

COMMON Europe 1962 D

Association of Imaging Producers and Equipment Suppliers

AIPES 1987 Brussels Belgium D

Association of Industrial Ceiling Manufacturers

TAIM 1988 Düsseldorf Germany D

Association of Interprofessional Employers / Businessmen of European Capital Cities

1989 Paris France D Professional Bodies

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

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