Advancing Sustainable Electronics

by leveraging the power of the purchaser.

The Updated EPEAT Criteria

Incorporating the latest science on how technology impacts both people and the planet.

Global Electronics Council (GEC) Announces Initiative to Advance Decarbonization of Solar Panel Production

EPEAT is the First Global Ecolabel to Assess Embodied Carbon in Photovoltaics

EPA Recommends EPEAT Ecolabel

For Additional Federal Purchase Categories in Response to Executive Order 14057 and the Federal Sustainability Plan

GEC/NASPO Sustainable Procurement Training

The Global Electronics Council is proud to partner with the National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) on developing joint online sustainable procurement training titled Introducing Sustainability in the Procurement Process. This free Procurement U course provides public procurement officers with both a basic understanding of sustainable procurement, as well as some best practices.


The Global Electronics Council™ (GEC) is a mission-driven nonprofit that leverages the power of purchasers to create a world where only sustainable technology is bought and sold. GEC manages the EPEAT™ ecolabel, a free resource for procurement professionals to identify and select more sustainable products. In addition, the EPEAT ecolabel is a resource for manufacturers to demonstrate that their products conform to the highest sustainability standards.

At GEC, we believe that technology is an essential and valued aspect of our lives, but it comes at a price. Electronics consume unsustainable amounts of natural resources, contribute to climate change, and add to the largest growing waste stream in the world, e-waste.

Institutional purchasers who buy vast quantities of products have the power to drive the demand for more sustainable electronics. Likewise, electronics brands can demonstrate leadership in the marketplace by selling products with less harmful impacts on people and the planet.

The Global Electronics Council and EPEAT have helped purchasers and manufacturers make the following impacts:


Sustainable Products Purchased Through EPEAT

Megawatt Hours in Energy Savings

Metric Tonnes of GHG Gases Reduced

USD in Cost Savings