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The Sustainability Working Group has been split into two different groups: The Consumer Protection and E-Waste Management Working Group. More details and an update of the working group pages will follow soon.

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.

What's going on

Solar boosting economic prospects for rural East Africans

275+ decision-makers chart the future of off-grid solar in India

Off-Grid Solar Companies Sell More Solar Home Systems in the First Half of 2018

Working group leads

Drew Corbyn

Head of Performance & Investment

Paula Berning

Co-Chair - Sustainability Working Group

Florent Giorgi

Chair - Sustainability Working Group



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


Member Information Document

Powering Opportunity in East Africa. Proving Off-Grid Solar is a Power Tool for Change

Energizing job creation: employment opportunities along the off-grid solar value chain

Providing Energy Access through Off-Grid Solar: Guidance for Governments

Employment opportunities in an evolving market. Off-grid solar: creating high-value employment in key markets


Strengthening resilience of refugee communities with sustainable energy access

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