The Lighting Global program offers product quality testing services to manufacturers and distributors of off-grid lighting products and appliances. After testing a product, companies can opt in to become “Associates” in order to access a wide range of business and market development services offered by Lighting Global, and its regional affiliate programs, Lighting Africa and Lighting Asia.
An Associate is a manufacturer or a distributor committed to bringing to market high quality, affordable solar lighting products for families without access to grid electricity. Associates work hand-in-hand with Lighting Global and its regional affiliate programs, Lighting Africa and Lighting Asia, to develop markets for clean lighting products, contributing towards making sustainable energy a reality for all by 2030.
Eligibility Criteria for Associates
- The company must produce/manufacture and/or distribute at least one product that meets the Lighting Global Quality Standards.
- The company, including the directors and shareholders must undergo and satisfy IFC’s Integrity Due Diligence (IDD) evaluation.
Upon successful completion of the IDD, the company will enter into a legal agreement with IFC. The agreement documents global services, which are provided free of charge, and fee-based country specific business development services to be provided through the Lighting Africa and Lighting Asia programs.
Resource Type: Quality Standards and Policies