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

European Association of Agrochemical Companies

EAACC Arnhem Netherlands J

European Association of Air Heater Manufacturers

EURO-AIR 1995 Cologne Germany D

European Association of Amusement Suppliers Industry

EAASI D t

European Association of Automotive Suppliers

CLEPA 1959 Brussels Belgium D y

European Association of Bead and Lath Producers

Europrofiles Zwevegem Belgium J

European Association of Bioindustries

EuropaBio 1996 Brussels E vt

European Association of Cochlear Implant Users

EURO-CIU 1995 Luxembourg Luxembourg D

European Association of Electrical and Electronic Waste Take Back Systems

WEEE Forum 2002 Brussels Belgium F

European Association of Energy Service Companies

eu.ESCO 2009 Brussels Belgium D

European Association of Feldspar Producers

EUROFEL 1996 Brussels Belgium D

European Association of Fish Producers Organizations

EAPO 1980 Ostend Belgium D

European Association of Geographers

EUROGEO 1979 Saragossa Spain F

European Association of Geosynthetic product Manufacturers

EAGM Winschoten Netherlands D

European Association of Graphic Paper Producers

EURO GRAPH Brussels Belgium E

European Association of Independent Vehicle Traders

EAIVT Brussels D t

European Association of Independents

1973 Neunkirchen Germany D

European Association of Industrial Silica Producers

EUROSIL 1991 Brussels F t

European Association of Innovating SMEs

EurExcel 2002 J

European Association of Innovation Consultants

EAIC 2021 Brussels D

European Association of Leading Digital Enterprises

euro.digital Brussels Belgium D

European Association of Machine Tool Merchants

EAMTM 1973 Brussels D

European Association of Manufacturers of Moulded Polyurethane Parts for the Automotive Industry

EURO-MOULDERS 1998 Brussels D t

European Association of Mining Industries, Metal Ores and Industrial Minerals

EUROMINES 1996 Brussels Belgium D ty

European Association of National Builders' Merchants Associations

1959 Zellik Belgium D

European Association of Payment Service Providers for Merchants

EPSM Munich D

European Association of Plaster and Plaster Product Manufacturers

EUROGYPSUM 1961 Brussels D

European Association of Polyol Producers

EPA 1991 Brussels Belgium D

European Association of Producers of Flame Retardant Olefinic Cable Compounds

FROCC Sandwich UK D

European Association of Producers of Steel for Packaging

1986 Brussels D t

European Association of Pump Manufacturers

EUROPUMP 1959 Brussels D

European Association of Remote Sensing Companies

EARSC 1989 Brussels D

European Association of Science Editors

EASE 1982 Dymock D v

European Association of Small and Medium sized Enterprises

SME Safety Brussels Belgium D

European Association of Sugar Traders

ASSUC 1959 Brussels Belgium E t

European Association of Tax Law Professors

EATLP 1999 Amsterdam Netherlands D

European Association of Technical Fabrics producers

TECH-FAB Europe Frankfurt-Main Germany J

European Association of the Electricity Transmission and Distribution Equipment and Services Industry

T and D EUROPE 2008 Brussels E t

European Association of the Machine tool Industries and related Manufacturing Technologies

CECIMO 1950 Brussels Belgium D t

European Association of the Surgical Suture Industry

EASSI 1972 Berlin Germany D t

European Association of Veterinarians in Education, Research and Industry

EVERI 1973 Brussels D t

European Audiovisual Production

CEPI 1988 Brussels D

European Aviation Maintenance Training Committee

EAMTC 1984 Leidschendam Netherlands D

European Banking Federation

EBF 1960 Brussels E

European Banking Industry Committee

EBIC Brussels Belgium E t

European Bedding Industries' Association

EBIA 2000 Brussels Belgium D t

European Beer Consumers Union

EBCU 1990 St Albans UK D

European Bentonite Producers Association

EUBA 1999 Brussels Belgium D

European Biocidal Product Forum

EBPF Brussels Belgium D y

European Bioeconomy Alliance

EUBA Brussels Belgium D y

European Bioenergy Business Forum

EBBF Louvain-la-Neuve Belgium G c

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