EPEAT® is the definitive global rating system for greener electronics. It is an easy-to-use resource for purchasers, manufacturers, resellers and others to identify environmentally preferable devices. The EPEAT system combines strict, comprehensive criteria for design, production, energy use and recycling with ongoing independent verification of manufacturer claims. EPEAT was developed through a stakeholder consensus process and is managed by the Green Electronics Council, a non-profit organization based in Portland, Oregon, USA. Vision; A world where the negative environmental and social impacts of electronics are continually reduced, and electronic products are designed to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainability. Mission; Be the most successful global environmental rating system for electronic products, helping connect purchasers to environmentally preferable choices, and thereby benefiting producers who demonstrate environmental responsibility and innovation. Values; Leadership, transparency, continuous improvement, collaboration and market-orientation.