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Design

The architecture of the Fairphone 2: Designing a competitive device that embodies our values

The big day is finally here! Nearly a year and a half after we started designing our new phone, we’ve released the first images and more details about the Fairphone 2. (…)

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Social Entrepreneurship

Fairphone earns B Corporation Certification

It’s official! We’re proud to announce that Fairphone is now a Certified B Corporation. With this new certification, we have joined a community of over 1,000 companies that have also been certified to show that they are using their businesses to address social and environmental issues. Fairphone is proud to join the B Corp community

What is a B Corp?

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Social Entrepreneurship

To the Fairphone community – Thank You!

This one goes out to all Fairphone owners, community members, followers, fanatics, critics and pledgers. Here’s to all of you who have pushed the Fairphone journey forward. We owe every one of you an enormous thank you for believing that we could make a change. With you behind us, we’re ready to take the next step. (…)

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News

Fairphone moves office

After a year and a half of searching and months of putting up with a very squishy office due to our increasing number of employees, we finally did it. We piled our belongings into a truck and moved into Fairphone’s new home. (…)

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Manufacturing

Social Assessment Program begins at our manufacturer Hi-P

In October 2014, four team members of TAOS, our assessment partner, visited the facilities of Hi-P, the production partner for the next Fairphone. They spent three days on factory walkthroughs, numerous document reviews and interviewing workers in both the factory’s cafeteria and a private meeting room. (…)

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Life Cycle

Guest blog: Latest news on Ghana e-waste collection program

To refresh your memory, Closing the Loop partnered with Fairphone early in 2013 to help us carry out a project to reduce electronic waste, particularly in Africa. We’ve started by collecting scrap phones in the surrounding Accra area of Ghana, which includes Agbogbloshie, one of the most toxic e-waste locations in the world. (…)

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Design

Looking for an open operating system at Mobile World Congress 2015

Mobile World Congress (MWC), the biggest event in the mobile industry, took place the first week of March in Barcelona, Spain, with 90,000 attendees from 200 countries. The site spanned eight large conference halls, which felt like walking from one airport terminal to another, where a brisk walk from Hall 1 to Hall 8.1 lasted 25 minutes. (…)

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