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Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.

Our planet has provided us with an abundance of natural resources. But we have not utilized them responsibly and currently consume far beyond what our planet can provide. We must learn how to use and produce in sustainable ways that will reverse the harm that we have inflicted on the planet.

Global Employers That Focus on Goal 12


United Nations Environment Program

Addresses environmental issues, including sustainable consumption and production, through various initiatives and campaigns.


United Nations Industrial Development Organization

Promotes industrial development with a focus on sustainability, including efforts to enhance sustainable production practices.


World Business Council for Sustainable Development

Engages businesses in promoting sustainable development, including sustainable consumption and production.


Global Reporting Initiative

Develops and promotes sustainability reporting standards that organizations can use to measure and communicate their environmental and social impacts.


World Resources Institute

Works on various environmental issues, including sustainable consumption and production, through research, analysis, and policy advocacy.


International Institute for Sustainable Development

Focuses on research and policy analysis to promote sustainable development, including sustainable consumption and production.


Sustainable Apparel Coalition

Brings together companies in the apparel and footwear industry to promote sustainable practices and transparency in their supply chains.


Global Compact Network

Led by the United Nations Global Compact, this global network consists of local networks around the world that engage businesses in promoting sustainability, including responsible consumption and production.


The Ellen MacArthur Foundation

This foundation works to accelerate the transition to a circular economy, which promotes sustainable production and consumption by minimizing waste and maximizing resource efficiency.


Consumer Goods Forum

A global industry network that brings together retailers and manufacturers to collaborate on sustainability initiatives, including promoting sustainable consumption and production patterns.


Find a Goal12 charity you want to support. Any donation, big or small, makes a difference!

Do some research and buy from companies you know are committed to sustainable practices and don’t harm the environment.

Shop and eat locally. Supporting neighborhood businesses keeps people employed and circulates money back into your community.

Download and use food sharing applications. These apps let you to donate leftover food and decrease the amount of food you waste.

Be conscious of packaging – the less the better! Most packaging ends up in landfills.

Buy second-hand whenever you can and pass on products you no longer need through community dropoffs to those who need them.

Advocate for corporate responsibility. Join petitions and campaigns calling out businesses with unsustainable practices.

Choose reusable products. Use an eco-bag for shopping, a reusable water bottle or a cup to reduce your plastic waste.

Stay informed. Follow your local news and stay in touch with the Global Goals online or on social media at @TheGlobalGoals.

Goal 12 Targets
Under each target, you'll find employers, organizations and learning pathways.
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