Global Civil Society & the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

Responsible Consumption & Production

Goal 12 is about ensuring sustainable consumption and production patterns, which is key to sustain the livelihoods of current and future generations.

Our planet is running out of resources, but populations are continuing to grow. If the global population reaches 9.8 billion by 2050, the equivalent of almost three planets will be required to provide the natural resources needed to sustain current lifestyles.

We need to change our consumption habits, and shifting our energy supplies to more sustainable ones are one of the main changes we must make if we are going to reduce our consumption levels. However, global crises triggered a resurgence in fossil fuel subsidies, nearly doubling from 2020 to 2021.

We are seeing promising changes in industries, including the trend towards sustainability reporting being on the rise, almost tripling the amount of published sustainability over just a few years, showing increased levels of commitment and awareness that sustainability should be at the core of business practices.

Food waste is another sign of over consumption, and tackling food loss is urgent and requires dedicated policies, informed by data, as well as investments in technologies, infrastructure, education and monitoring. A staggering 931 million tons of food is wasted a year, despite a huge number of the global population going hungry.

Name Acronym Founded City HQ Country/Territory HQ Type I Type II

Association francophone des utilisateurs de Linux et des logiciels libres

AFUL Paris France E

Association francophone du tourisme d'affaires

AFTA 2003 Paris France G

Association internationale de la boulangerie industrielle

AIBI 1956 Brussels Belgium D t

Association internationale de recherche en entrepreneuriat et PME

AIREPME 1996 Nancy France D

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

ASSIAPS 2008 Trois Rivières QC Canada D

Association internationale des assureurs de la production agricole

AIAG 1951 Zurich Switzerland C

Association Internationale des Charités

AIC 1617 Louvain-la-Neuve Belgium F v

Association internationale des producteurs indépendants de la méditerranée

APIMED 1997 Barcelona Spain D

Association Internationale des Réparateurs en Carosserie

AIRC 1969 Friedberg Germany D

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

AIUFFASS 1954 Lyon France D

Association internationale Relais Dessert

1985 Angers France G

Association of African Business Schools

AABS 2005 Johannesburg South Africa D

Association of African Trade Promotion Organizations

AATPO 1974 Tangiers Morocco D gt

Association of Asia-Pacific Business Schools

AAPBS 2004 Seoul Korea Rep D

Association of Asian Social Science Research Councils

AASSREC 1973 Canberra ACT Australia D

Association of BRICS Business Schools

ABBS 2009 Bangalore India E

Association of Business Process Management Professionals International

ABPMP International 2003 Pensacola FL USA G t

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

Association of Consumer Credit Information Suppliers

ACCIS 1990 Brussels Belgium D

Association of Corporate Counsel

ACC 1982 Washington DC USA N

Association of Corporate Treasurers

ACT 1979 London UK G v

Association of Cotton Merchants in Europe

ACME Liverpool UK D

Association of Destination Management Executives International

ADMEI 1995 Bastrop TX USA G

Association of Diving Contractors International

ADC 1968 Houston TX USA G

Association of Enterprise Architects


Association of European Automative and Industrial Battery Manufacturers

EUROBAT 1968 Brussels Belgium D t

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 Brussels Belgium D

Association of European Refrigeration Component Manufacturers

ASERCOM Brussels Belgium D vt

Association of European Space Industry

EUROSPACE 1961 Paris France D t

Association of Former United Nations Industry and Development Experts


Association of Hydro-Meteorological Industry

HMEI 2001 Geneva Switzerland D t

Association of IBM Computer Users

COMMON Europe 1962 D

Association of Industrial Ceiling Manufacturers

TAIM 1988 Düsseldorf Germany D t

Association of Manufacturers and Formulators of Enzyme Products

AMFEP 1977 Brussels Belgium D t

Association of Marina Industries

AMI 1986 Warren RI USA N t

Association of MBAs

AMBA 1967 London UK F

Association of Mutual Insurers and Insurance Cooperatives in Europe

AMICE 2007 Brussels Belgium D t

Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries

ANRPC Kuala Lumpur Malaysia D g

Association of Organisations of Mediterranean Businesswomen

2002 Barcelona Spain D y

Association of Plastics Manufacturers in Europe

Plastics Europe 1976 Brussels Belgium D t

Association of River Water Companies

RIWA 1950 Nieuwegein Netherlands F

Association of SADC Chambers of Commerce and Industry

ASCCI 1992 Gaborone Botswana D t

Association of School Business Officials International

ASBO International 1910 Reston VA USA N v

Association of Synthetic Amorphous Silica Producers

ASASP 1992 Brussels Belgium E

Association of Telecommunication Enterprises of the Andean Community

1974 Quito Ecuador D g

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

CAOBISCO 1959 Brussels Belgium E t

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

AESIEAP 1975 D t

Association of the European Heating Industry

EHI 2002 Brussels Belgium D t