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 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 Diving Contractors International

ADC 1968 Houston TX USA G

Association of Enterprise Architects

AEA J

Association of European Automative and Industrial Battery Manufacturers

EUROBAT 1968 Brussels Belgium D

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 Bielefeld Germany D

Association of European Refrigeration Component Manufacturers

ASERCOM Brussels Belgium D v

Association of European Space Industry

EUROSPACE 1961 Paris France D

Association of Financial and Industrial Groups of Russia

Moscow Moskva Russia G

Association of Former United Nations Industry and Development Experts

AFIDE E

Association of Hydro-Meteorological Equipment Industry

HMEI 2001 Geneva GE Switzerland D

Association of IBM Computer Users

COMMON Europe 1962 D

Association of Imaging Producers and Equipment Suppliers

AIPES 1987 Brussels Belgium D

Association of Industrial Ceiling Manufacturers

TAIM 1988 Düsseldorf Germany D

Association of Manufacturers and Formulators of Enzyme Products

AMFEP 1977 Brussels Belgium D

Association of Marina Industries

AMI 1986 Warren RI USA N

Association of MBAs

AMBA 1967 London UK F

Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries

ANRPC Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur Malaysia D g

Association of Organisations of Mediterranean Businesswomen

2002 Barcelona Barcelona Spain D y

Association of Plastics Manufacturers

PlasticsEurope 1976 Brussels Belgium D

Association of Quality Control in the Lacquering, Painting and Coating Industry

QUALICOAT 1986 Zurich ZH Switzerland D

Association of River Water Companies

RIWA 1950 F

Association of SADC Chambers of Commerce and Industry

ASCCI 1992 Gaborone Botswana D

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

Association of the Electricity Supply Industry of East Asia and the Western Pacific

AESIEAP 1975 Nonthaburi Nonthaburi Nonthaburi Thailand D

Association of the European Heating Industry

EHI 2002 Brussels Belgium D

Association of the European Self-Care Industry

1964 Brussels Belgium D

Association of Trade and Forfaiting in the Americas

ATFA 1995 G

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

ARTHEMIS 1997 N

Association pour le développement agro-industriel du Sahel

ADAIS 1983 Vaux-en-Bugey France G

Association pour les Produits Propres et Parentéraux

A3P 1986 Lyon France G

Association régionale pour le développement de la coopération industrielle internationale

ADECI 1980 Marseille France G

Association technique de l'industrie européenne des lubrifiants

ATIEL 1976 Brussels Belgium D

Association transfrontalière du pôle européen de développement

PED 1985 Longwy France F g

Associazione Botteghe del Mondo

1979 Sementina TI Switzerland G

Ateliers sans frontières

2003 Bonneuil-sur-Marne France G

Atlantic Salmon Trust

AST 1967 Perth UK F v

ATM Industry Association

ATMIA 1997 J

Australasian Association for Quality in Health Care

AAQHC 1990 Gold Coast QLD Australia N

Australasian Business Ethics Network

ABEN 2010 Newcastle upon Tyne UK N

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