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


2008 London UK C

Born Free Foundation

1984 Horsham UK G f

Botanic Gardens Conservation International

BGCI 1987 Richmond UK F

Bourse européenne des collectionneurs

BEC 1964 Zwalm Belgium N v

BP Translation Conference

BP 2014 S c

BPW Europe - European Region of BPW International

1985 Brussels Belgium D

British Association for Cemeteries in South Asia

BACSA 1976 London UK N

Bromine Science and Environmental Forum

BSEF 1997 Brussels Belgium F

Building Advisory Service and Information Network

BASIN 1988 Villefontaine France F y

Building Industry Consulting Service International

BICSI 1977 Tampa FL USA D t

Building Owners and Managers Association International

BOMA 1907 Washington DC USA G

Building Service Contractors Association International

BSCAI 1965 Chicago IL USA G

Bureau Européen des Unions de Consommateurs

BEUC 1962 Brussels Belgium D

Bureau international du béton manufacturé

BIBM 1954 Brussels Belgium D t

Bureau international pour la standardisation de la rayonne et des fibres synthétiques

BISFA 1928 Brussels Belgium C

Bureau of International Recycling

BIR 1948 Brussels Belgium C

Busan Foundation for International Cooperation

BFIC 2005 Busan Korea Rep G

Business Action for Africa

London UK F

Business Advisory Council

BAC 1996 Stockholm Sweden E

Business Africa

BUSINESSAFRICA 1986 Nairobi Kenya D

Business Alliance for Commerce in Hemp

BACH 1989 El Cerrito CA USA N

Business Alliance for Water and Climate


Business and Economics Society International

B and ESI 1996 Worcester MA USA D

Business and Human Rights Resource Centre

London UK G

Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD

BIAC 1962 Paris France E yt

Business Angel Network Southeast Asia

BANSEA 2001 Singapore Singapore G

Business Association of Latin American Studies


Business Council for International Understanding

BCIU 1955 New York NY USA G

Business Council for the United Nations


business disability international

bdi 2015 London UK G

Business Ethics Network of Africa

BEN-Africa 1999 Stellenbosch South Africa F

Business European Capital Cities

BECC 1989 Paris France D t

Business for Peace Foundation

2007 Oslo Norway G f

Business for Social Responsibility

BSR 1992 New York NY USA G

Business Humanitarian Forum

BHF 1999 Geneva Switzerland F

Business in Development Network

BiD Network Amsterdam Netherlands G

Business Information Industry Association

BIIA 2005 Hong Kong Hong Kong C t

Business Network International

BNI 1985 Charlotte NC USA N

Business Software Alliance

BSA 1988 Washington DC USA G


1958 Brussels Belgium D

Butterfly Conservation Europe

BCE 2004 Wageningen Netherlands F

Buy Nothing Project

2013 F v

Cairns Group

1986 F g

Camphill Movement

1939 Edinburgh UK F

CAN in Automation

CiA 1992 Nürburg Germany F

Canada-Europe Roundtable for Business

CERT 1999 Toronto ON Canada E


1999 Vancouver BC Canada G

Cap Business Océan Indien

2005 Ebene Mauritius D t

CapitalPlus Exchange

CapPlus 2004 G

Caribbean ASEAN Voluntary Council for Sustainable Development Goals

Caribbean ASEAN Council J