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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)

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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

Fenix International

Fenix International is an energy and financial services company with a...

Enlight

Enlight: Solar items for aid and relief

At NRS Relief,...

Nadji.Bi Group

The Pan-Africain Group, Nadji.Bi is a leading self-consumption and solar mobile solutions company, working...

Freeplay

Freeplay Energy was founded in 1994, following the invention by Trevor...

JUA ENERGY

Unlike the widely used kerosene lamps or candles, whose smoke and soot pollute the environment...

Total

Total is a global integrated energy producer and provider, a leading international oil and gas...

SolarAid/SunnyMoney

SolarAid is an international charity combating poverty and climate change. Our...

RAL Consumer Products Limited

MITVA is the SOLAR OFF-Grid brand of RAL Consumer...

Mobisol

Mobisol Group is a leading global player in decentralised solar electrification....

Lagazel

LAGAZEL produces solar lanterns in Africa in order to bring accessible...

Sinoware

Sinoware's extensive expertise in manufacturing and R&D grants its ability to...

M-KOPA Solar

M-KOPA is the world's leading 'pay-as-you-go' energy provider to off grid...

Village Power

Village Power was launched in January 2014 to deliver reliable, affordable...

WakaWaka

We’re a social impact company on a mission to provide universal access to the abundant...

Developing World Technologies

Around the world right now there are more people living in darkness than when the...

Lumos

Lumos connects the dots between the mobile revolution and solar energy,...

Baobab+

Baobab+ was launched in late 2015 by Microcred Group, a digital...

Clean Energy Access Network

Clean Energy Access Network is an all India representative organization launched in...

Azuri Technologies

Azuri is a leading commercial provider of PayGo Solar Home Systems for rural...

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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

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)

Regulation Governing E-waste Managerment in Rwanda

Global Off-Grid Solar Market Report H2 2017 (Sales and Impact Data)

Blog

Off-grid solar industry takes the lead in developing consumer protection code of conduct

Companies, investors and stakeholders will develop a framework that will serve as the de-facto standard for off-grid solar consumer protection