Traditionally these "Product News" articles are used to promote the latest, greatest new products, however on this occasion we thought we'd do something a bit different, take the opportunity to explain a couple of things, but most of all to say……….
Luci Mpowerd is proud to be a certified "B Corp". We use the power of business to build a more inclusive and sustainable economy. Aside from our Give Luci Program - which donates lights to our partners - our sustainable business model means that the more we sell here at home, the more lights we can affordably provide to emergency markets and emergency response situations.
We believe that everyone deserves access to clean, reliable, and affordable energy, no matter how or where they live. We also believe that the Earth deserves a little more love too. For over 3 billion people, everyday tasks are made more difficult (and even dangerous) than they should be.
Access to clean energy can improve health, create education equality, economic empowerment, all the while combating climate change.
"We sell our solar tech at scale in retail, so that we can afford to reduce margins to those that need our lights in emerging markets and emergency response situations.
B Corp MPOWERD uses GOGLA metrics to accurately measure our impact from deployment of our solar products to NGOs only. We do not measure impact on people and planet in the developed world, so the numbers reported are actually underrepresented." John Salzinger – Founder
Impressive numbers – once again thanks to all who have helped achieve Mpowerd this through purchases of Luci lights – but how are the numbers reached?
Putting it as simply as possible, the estimations are based on;
- Each light "averts" 371kg of CO2 per year.
- Each light "affects" 5 people.
These metrics are calculated and given not by Mpowerd, but by an independent organization: "GOGLA The Industry Association for the Off-Grid Lighting and Electrification Sector".
We do seem to live in a time where it is sometimes difficult to discern fact from fiction, so for those who are interested, here is a little more insight into Mpowerd's status as a "B Corp" and "GOGLA The Industry Association for the Off-Grid Lighting and Electrification sector".
About B Corps
"Certified B Corporations are businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose. B Corps are accelerating a global culture shift to redefine success in business and build a more inclusive and sustainable economy".
You can check Mpowerd's B Corp status here.
"GOGLA is the global association for the off-grid solar energy industry. Established in 2012, GOGLA now represents over 160 members as a neutral, independent, not-for-profit industry association. Our services assist the industry to build sustainable markets and profitable businesses delivering quality, affordable off-grid electricity products and services to as many customers as possible across the developing world".
You can check GOGLA here.
The calculations behind the claims of CO2 reduction and lives impacted are done as objectively and fairly as possible. There are many factors to consider, so the calculations behind the CO2 and lives impacted claims are necessarily quite complex. If you are interested in the detail, this link goes to a good summary of the methodology.
One again – THANK YOU! Any questions, we'd love to hear from you!
You can find out more about Luci Mpowerd products and relief projects at www.mpowerd.com
For UK stockists visit www.firstascent.co.uk/our-brands/luci