The Sustainable Consumption issue seeks to describe a situation where people and communities consume materials, products and services in a way that have minimal impact on the environment – respecting the planetary boundaries. Conscious consumption results from sustainable lifestyle adopted by societies that purchase, consume, and reuse goods and commodities with respect to the environment.
The Sustainable Production issue frames a situation where products and services are created with attention to potential environmental, social and economic costs and benefits. Produced goods and delivered services are safe for workers and healthful for consumers and communities. Economic players are sound, solid and responsible. Waste and ecologically incompatible by-products that present hazards to human health or environment are avoided across the entire supply chain.