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

Gulf Investment Corporation

GIC 1983 Safat Kuwait F eg

Gulf Organization for Industrial Consulting

GOIC 1976 Doha Qatar D gt

Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company

GPIC 1979 Manama Bahrain F egt

Gulf Society for Maintenance Professionals

GSMP 2010 Manama Bahrain D t

Güteschutzgemeinschaft Hartschaum

GSH 1961 Celle Germany G

HCV Network Ltd

HCV Network 2006 Oxford UK F y

Health for Animals

Brussels Belgium F y

Heirloom Cacao Preservation Fund

HCP 2012 G f

Hemispheric Congress of Latin Chambers of Commerce and Industry

1981 Miami FL USA N t

High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy

Panel 2018 Washington DC USA F y

Higher Education User Group

HEUG 1997 F

Hitachi Foundation

1985 Washington DC USA G f

HOPE International

1997 Lancaster PA USA G

Horn of Africa Regional Environment Centre and Network

HoA-REN 2006 Addis Ababa Ethiopia D

Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International

HSMAI 1927 McLean VA USA C

Hostelling International

1932 London UK B

Housing Nordic

NBO 1950 Copenhagen Denmark D

How to Change the World

2018 London UK J

Human Rights Funders Network

HRFN 1994 New York NY USA G

Humane Society International

HSI 1991 Washington DC USA E v

Hydrocarbon and Rosin Resins Producers Association

HARRPA Brussels Belgium E

Hydrocarbon Solvents Producers Association

HSPA Brussels Belgium E

IAGOD Commission on Industrial Minerals and Rocks

COIMR Redruth UK K v


Kiev Ukraine N

Ibero-American Federation of Exchanges

1973 Buenos Aires Argentina D

IBLF Global

London UK G

IBM HPC Systems Scientific Computing User Group

ScicomP Argonne IL USA N

IBOS Association

London UK F

ICC Centre for Maritime Cooperation

CMC 1985 K

ICC Commercial Crime Services

CCS London UK K

ICC Financial Investigation Bureau

FIB 1992 London UK E

ICC Institute of World Business Law

1979 Paris France E j

ICI Global

London UK E

ICOM International Committee for Conservation

ICOM-CC 1967 Ottawa ON Canada K v

ICOM International Committee for Museums and Collections of Costume

1962 K v

ICOMOS International Committee on Economics of Conservation

1988 Naples Italy E v

ICOMOS International Committee on the Underwater Cultural Heritage

1991 Buenos Aires Argentina E v

ICOMOS International Committee on Theory and Philosophy of Conservation and Restoration

TheoPhilos 2005 Warsaw Poland E v

ICOMOS International Scientific Committee for Stone

ISCS 1967 Charenton-le-Pont France E

ICOMOS International Scientific Committee for the Conservation of Stained Glass

ISCCSG 1984 E v

ICOMOS International Training Committee

1985 Glasgow UK E v

ICOMOS International Wood Committee

IIWC 1975 Vitoria-Gasteiz Spain E v

ICTI Ethical Toy Program

2004 Hong Kong Hong Kong F f


1991 Fort Collins CO USA G

IEC System of Conformity Assessment Schemes for Electrotechnical Equipment and Components

IECEE 1946 Geneva Switzerland F


Westlake Village CA USA G

IESE Business School, University of Navarra

1958 Barcelona Spain G j

IFOAM - Organics International

IFOAM 1972 Bonn Germany B

IHG Owners Association

1956 Atlanta GA USA C e

Imaging Supplies Coalition for International Intellectual Property Protection