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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

05 Dec

Intersolar India

22 Jan

Global Off-Grid Solar Forum and Expo

15 Feb

Making Solar Bankable

What's going on

Join our team: GOGLA is looking for a Senior Advisor Policy

New Speakers Announced for Global Off-Grid Solar Forum & Expo

Latest Global Off-Grid Solar Market Report Reveals a Buoyant Market Despite a Dip in Sales

Working group leads

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

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

Member Information Document

GOGLA Annual Report 2016/17

Reaching Scale in Access to Energy

Global Off-Grid Solar Market Report H2 2016 (Sales and Impact Data)

Blog

Energy Access is a Policy Choice

Johanna Diecker, Program Manager Enabling Environment