Social Impact Dashboard
As of Jan 31, 2014, d.light has achieved the following impact:
Our social impact calculations are based on unit sales volumes to the developing world only, using conservative assumptions and the highest-quality available external research, such as from the United Nations and the International Finance Corporation. Specific inputs may evolve over time as more definitive data becomes available, in our efforts to improve the accuracy of these figures. .
d.light customers report that, after upgrading to solar lighting, they experience the following benefits:
- Improved health
- Improved safety
- Improved performance in school
- Reduced eyestrain
- Ability to generate more income
- Light for health clinics and schools
We are active in a number of pioneering industry initiatives to mainstream and standardize social impact measurement among social enterprises and impact investors. In 2012, d.light underwent a Global Impact Investing Rating System (GIIRS) assessment. As a result of the high rating we received, the company was certified as a B-Corporation. We have also registered our commitment to track relevant Impact Reporting and Investment Standards (IRIS) metrics. In 2013, d.light was named a B-Corp “Best for the World” company, based on our overall impact.