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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.


22 Jan

Global Off-Grid Solar Forum and Expo

06 Feb

The 2nd Africa Energy Forum: Off the Grid

12 Feb

India Energy Access Summit

What's going on

Last Chance to Participate in the Global Off-Grid Solar Market Report Data Collection July-Dec 2017

Join our team: GOGLA is looking for a Program Manager Enabling Environment

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

Working group leads

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


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)


Off-grid solar: A new hope for Pakistan’s double energy crisis

Susie Wheeldon, Research Advisor