GOGLA seeks to promote lighting and electrification solutions that benefit households and business and support the scaling of the sector based on triple bottom line principles.

While the industry generally delivers strong positive social and environmental impacts, it should still take responsibility for efforts to minimise any remaining social and environmental risks of solar lighting and electrification during their lifecycle.

Recognizing that managing these issues will require collaboration within the industry and with other stakeholders, the sustainability working group aims to develop recommendations and exchange best-practices amongst GOGLA’s members on a number of issues. These include, ethical sourcing, end-of-life recycling, social standards for staff and co-workers, and ethical treatment of consumer data, to facilitate the leverage of their joint procurement and distribution influence in the value chain.  The working group also monitors external initiatives and engages with relevant stakeholders when appropriate.

The GOGLA coordinator for the sustainability working group is John Keane. 

*Please note that GOGLA members can find the 2016/2017 Sustainability workplan, along with meeting summaries (where available) via the working groups page in the GOGLA member's section*

What's going on

GOGLA Job Vacancies - Regional Representative for East Africa

GOGLA Sustainability Webinar April 4 - How Can Your Business Become Future Fit?

March GOGLA Working Group Meetings


04 Apr

The Sustainable Energy for All Forum

04 Apr

GOGLA Sustainability Webinar: How Can Your Business Become Future Fit?

25 Apr

The Solar Future Nigeria

Working group leads

John Keane

Program Manager, Quality Assurance and Consumer Protection

Florent Giorgi

Chair - Sustainability Working Group


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Industry Opinions

Delivering Universal Energy Access – The Industry Position on Building Off-Grid Lighting and Household Electrification Markets

GOGLA Industry Opinion towards the use of Public and Donor Funding in the Off-Grid Lighting Industry

GOGLA Industry Opinion on Lifecycle and Recycling


Global Off-Grid Solar Market Report Semi-Annual Sales and Impact Data January - June 2016

Opinion de GOGLA sur la TVA et les droits de douane et importation appliqués aux produits d’éclairage hors réseau et de systèmes solaires domestiques

Job creation and energy savings through a transition to modern off-grid lighting

Renewables 2016 Global Status Report

Global Solar Off-Grid Semi-Annual Market Report. July – December 2015

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