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Social Entrepreneurship

Comparing Fairphone’s approach to a sustainability label

This week Südwind, SOMO and the GoodElectronics Network published a report in which Fairphone’s approach for social and sustainability standards are compared with those of a well-established sustainability certification, TCO Certified. (…)

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News

Fairphone 2 pre-orders are now open

As of today, the Fairphone 2 is available for pre-order in our online shop! Everything we’ve been working on over the past year has been leading up to this moment, and we can’t wait to start growing our community of Fairphone owners. (…)

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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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