New report details how businesses can help achieve SDG 12: Responsible Production and Consumption

The 14-page report is free to download


SDG Spotlight reports map out exactly how the business community can collectively achieve the SDGs through the scope of individual goals. In this latest report in the renewed series, sponsored by Rio, edie explores how businesses can contribute to Goal 12 in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Featuring an exclusive industry viewpoint from Rio’s technical director Rob Bresler and an exclusive foreword from Green Alliance’s head of resource policy Libby Peake, the report provides a snapshot of global progress towards SDG 12 so far and best-practice advice for businesses looking to position infrastructure and innovation as drivers of economic growth and decarbonisation.

Specifically, the report combines an array of real-life case studies with expert viewpoints, key facts and stats. There is also an analysis of how SDG 12 intersects with other Global Goals, inspiring businesses to avoid unintended negative consequences and generate positive outcomes across the sustainability agenda. 

“Successfully meeting SDG 12 will require action across the board of course, from global governments setting the policy framework to consumers making the right final purchases,” Peake writes. “But companies whose sourcing decisions and, indeed, business models determine how goods are made and handled are clearly key to getting it right. They can – and should – play a big part in leading on this agenda.”


With less than 10 years to meet the SDGs, action is still not happening at the speed or scale required – despite a groundswell of ambition and action from organisations of all sectors and sizes. These reports are, therefore, designed to empower you with the insight, inspiration and motivation needed to achieve what are undeniably business-critical goals.

edie will publish more SDG Spotlight reports, focussing on different goals, in the coming months.

edie Staff

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