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

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

FAO 1945 Rome Italy B g

Food Export Association of the Midwest USA

1969 Chicago IL USA G

Food for the Poor

FFP 1982 Coconut Creek FL USA G

Food Industry Asia

FIA 2010 Singapore Singapore J t

Food Institute

FI 1928 Elmwood Park NJ USA N j

Food Supplements Europe

1998 Brussels Belgium F

Food Systems for the Future



1959 Brussels Belgium E y

Foodservice Consultants Society International

FCSI 1979 Rockwood ON Canada F


1990 Brussels Belgium D

Forest Stewardship Council

FSC 1993 Bonn Germany F y

Foro de las Américas para la Investigación y Desarrollo Tecnológico Agropecuario

FORAGRO San José Costa Rica F

Foro de los Países de América Latina y el Caribe sobre el Desarrollo Sostenible

2016 F c

Foro Iberoamericano de Agencias Gubernamentales de Protección al Consumidor

FIAGC 2001 Buenos Aires Argentina F g

Forum alternatives européennes

FAE 1994 G

Forum francophone des affaires

FFA 1987 Charenton France F

Forum Informatikerinnnen für Frieden und Gesellschaftliche Verantwortung

FIfF Bremen Germany G t

Forum on Business and Social Responsibility in the Americas

Forum EMPRESA 1997 Santiago Chile G

Fossil Fuel Foundation of Africa

FFF 1994 Johannesburg South Africa F f

Foundation Amazon Fund

2008 Roosteren Netherlands J f

Foundation for African Business and Consumer Services

FABCOS 1988 Pretoria South Africa G fy

Foundation for Asian Management Development

FAMD 1983 F f

Foundation for Enterprise Development

FED 1986 La Jolla CA USA G f

Foundation for Environmental Conservation

FEC 1975 Morges Switzerland F f

Foundation for Global Governance and Sustainability

FOGGS 2013 Brussels Belgium F f

Foundation for Responsible Robotics

FRR The Hague Netherlands F f

Foundation for Sustainable Development Intercultural Exchange

PanEco 1996 Berg am Irchel Switzerland G f

Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition

FPMT 1971 Portland OR USA F fv

Foundation for the Third Millennium

Zurich Switzerland G f

Foundation for Universal Responsibility of His Holiness The Dalai Lama

1992 Delhi India G f

Foundation LEAD Network

2011 Amsterdam Netherlands F f

Foundation Working Group International Waterbird and Wetland Research

WIWO 1983 Nijmegen Netherlands F f

Foundations of Success

FOS 2000 Bethesda MD USA G

Framework Agreement for the Conservation of Living Marine Resources on the High Seas of the South Pacific

Galapagos Agreement 2000 T g

Franciscans International

FI 1985 Geneva Switzerland F

Free Software and Open Source Foundation for Africa

FOSSFA 2003 F f

Free Trade Europa

Stockholm Sweden J t

Friends of the Islands of Peace

Islands of Peace 1965 Huy Belgium G

Frigoclub International

FCI 1986 Brussels Belgium K

Frontier Conservation

1989 London UK G

Fruit and Vegetable Dispute Resolution Corporation

DRC 1996 Ottawa ON Canada D


1989 Brussels Belgium D

Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship International

FGBMFI 1953 Irvine CA USA F

Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship International Europe

1976 Herent Belgium K

Fundación Europea para la Innovación y Desarrollo de la Tecnología

INTEC Córdoba Spain J f

Fundación Global Nature

1993 Madrid Spain G

Fundación para la Conservación de la Biodiversidad y su Habitat

CBD-Habitat Madrid Spain G f

FUTURALLIA Association

2000 Chasseneuil du Poitou France F

Futures Industry Association

FIA 1955 Washington DC USA G t

G-20Y Association

Geneva Switzerland F c