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

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 ACP National Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Other Economic Operators

ACP Chambers 1981 Kingston Jamaica D t

Association of African Business Schools

AABS 2005 Johannesburg South Africa D

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 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 v

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

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

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

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

Association of the European Self-Care Industry

1964 Brussels Belgium D t

Association of Trade and Forfaiting in the Americas

ATFA 1995 G t

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


Association pour le développement agro-industriel du Sahel

ADAIS 1983 Vaux-en-Bugey France G t

Association pour les Produits Propres et Parentéraux

A3P 1986 Lyon France G