UN Sustainable Development Goals

GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production

Second Level Subjects

Dairy Products
Paints, Varnishes
Refrigeration, Heating, Ventilation
Trades and Crafts
Fruit Products
Slaughterhouse Products
Service Sector
Seaweed Products
Animal Products
Ceramics, Earthenware
Chemical Products
Cosmetics, Soaps, Additives
Metal Products
Manufacturing Processes
Reptile Products
Invertebrate Products
Wood Products
Human Body Products
Fish Products
Vegetable/Cereal Products
Baked Foodstuffs
Condiments, Preserves
Industrial Premises
Pipework, Cables
Industrial Plant
Precision Products
Bacterial Products
Iron, Steel
Leather, Hides, Fur
Textiles, Cordage


An industry is a sector that produces goods or related services within an economy. The major source of revenue of a group or company is an indicator of what industry it should be classified in. When a large corporate group has multiple sources of revenue generation, it is considered to be working in different industries. The manufacturing industry became a key sector of production and labour in European and North American countries during the Industrial Revolution, upsetting previous mercantile and feudal economies. This came through many successive rapid advances in technology, such as the development of steam power and the production of steel and coal.

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Organizations relating to Industry

International Federation of Societies of Cosmetic Chemists / New York NY, USA / Est. 1959
Nordic Plastic Pipe Association / Stockholm, Sweden
Eurosafe / Holmfirth, UK / Est. 1988
International Sugar Organization / London, UK / Est. 1968
Association of the European Self-Care Industry / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1964
International Amalgamation of Unions of Automobile and Farm Machinery Workers / Moscow, Russia
West African Industrial Forum
International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses / Alexandria VA, USA / Est. 1891
European Association for the Streamlining of Energy Exchange-gas / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 2002
European Cylinder Makers Association / Kempten, Germany
International Oxygen Manufacturers Association / Washington DC, USA / Est. 1943
International Commission for the Prevention of Alcoholism and Drug Dependency / Silver Spring MD, USA / Est. 1952
Events Industry Council / Washington DC, USA / Est. 1949
EUROGLACES - European Ice Cream Association / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1961
Caribbean Electric Utility Services Corporation / Castries, St Lucia / Est. 1988
Water, Engineering and Development Centre / Loughborough, UK / Est. 1972
European Network of Building Research Institutes / Sint-Stevens-Woluwe, Belgium / Est. 1988
International Hologram Manufacturers Association / Sunbury-on-Thames, UK / Est. 1993
European Federation for the Vitrified Clay Pipe Industry / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1957
ASM International / Materials Park OH, USA / Est. 1913
Nordic Federation of Building and Wood Workers / Stockholm, Sweden / Est. 1952
World Shibori Network / Berkeley CA, USA / Est. 1992
European Concrete Societies Network / Vienna, Austria / Est. 1996
BUSINESSEUROPE / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1958
World Mining Congress / Katowice, Poland / Est. 1958

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