OUR MISSION: Collaborating to achieve a world in which only sustainable electronics are designed, manufactured, purchased, used and recycled.
The Green Electronics Council (GEC) is a mission-driven 501c(4) non-profit that collaborates to achieve a world in which only sustainable electronics are designed, manufactured, purchased, used and recycled. Founded initially to manage EPEAT, the definitive global rating system for greener electronics, GEC advocates for sustainable electronics by facilitating both manufacturers and large-scale purchasers to:
- Understand the challenges facing sustainable electronics
- Commit to address those challenges
- Act and change internal operational, manufacturing and procurement behaviors
The electronics industry today is nowhere as green or sustainable as GEC envisions it can become. Electronic products consume significant amounts of materials, chemicals, water and energy throughout their entire lifecycle. They are a source of large quantities of waste products, with varying degrees of toxicity, and are not yet consistently recycled. Social issues abound throughout the supply chain.
To achieve a sustainable electronics world, GEC collaborates with stakeholders of all types to facilitate the adoption of sustainable manufacturing and procurement behaviors. We understand the power of partnership, we celebrate the strength of vision, and we apply both to the work we do. Join us.