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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.


GOGLA members can access member-only documents, including workplans and meeting summaries, on this page in our member section.

Events

07 Nov

Unlocking Solar Capital Africa (3rd edition)

02 Dec

Eilat-Eilot Renewable and Clean Energy Conference

30 Jan

India Distributed Energy Forum & Expo

What's going on

GOGLA Consumer Protection Code for the Off-Grid Solar Industry

Your chance to join the GOGLA team

Solar brings economic boost to East African households

Working group leads

Drew Corbyn

Program Manager Quality and Consumer Protection

Paula Berning

Co-Chair - Sustainability Working Group

Florent Giorgi

Chair - Sustainability Working Group

Members

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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

Resources

Global Solar Atlas

Technical Note: Quality Matters

Powering Opportunity: The Economic Impact of Off-Grid Solar

Global LEAP - The State of the Global Off-Grid Appliance Market (2016)

Catalogue PV DC Appliances GIZ (2016)

Blog

The Time to Commit to Consumer Protection Principles is Now

Johanna Galan, Policy Director