Sustainable consumption and production is about promoting resource and energy efficiency, sustainable infrastructure, and providing access to basic services, and a better quality of life for all. It aims at “doing more and better with less,” increasing net welfare gains from economic activities by reducing resource use, degradation and pollution along the whole product and process lifecycle, while increasing quality of life.
It involves a range of different stakeholders including business, consumers, policy makers, researchers, scientists, retailers, media, and development cooperation agencies in a systemic cooperative approach along the supply chain.
A viable, sustainable future depends on our ability to meet growing demand by more efficient use, and reuse, of resources. The chemical industry is all about “doing more and better with less”. The sector is continually improving resource and energy efficiency along its value chains and contributing to the development of a circular economy.