About Us

Together we’re creating demand for fair products.

In 2013, Fairphone launched a movement for fairer electronics. By making a phone, we’re opening up the supply chain and creating new relationships between people and their products. We’re making a positive impact across the value chain in mining, design, manufacturing and life cycle, while expanding the market for products that put ethical values first. Together with our community, we’re changing the way products are made.

Facts at a glance

  • 2010
    Started as an awareness campaign about conflict minerals

  • Amsterdam-based on the river IJ

  • 50+ employees from 25 countries speaking 17 different languages

  • 100,000+ Fairphone owners

  • 2013
    Became an independent company

  • 250,000 community members on Facebook, Twitter and the Fairphone forum combined


Business as a means for social change

We believe business and social impact should go hand-in-hand, and we want to show that commitment by becoming a B Corp-certified social enterprise. Read the B Corp report card on our social and environmental performance.

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We’re not doing it for the prizes, but we don’t mind a bit of praise. Here are a few of our favorite achievements from the past few years.


  • German Environment Foundation German Environmental Award 2016 for our founder Bas van Abel

  • The Lovie Awards 2016 Lovie Emerging Entrepreneurs

  • European Business Awards for the Environment (EBAE) 2016 The International Business Cooperation Award

  • Sustainia 2014 Community Award

  • UN Momentum for Change Award 2015 ICT Solutions

  • d&ad 2016 White Pencil in Service Innovation and Graphite Pencil in Product Design

  • The Next Web 2015 Tech5 - Fastest Growing Tech Startup in Europe

  • GreenTec Awards 2015 ProSiebenSat.1 Accelerator Start Up Prize


  • SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards 2016 New Economy

  • Koning Willem I Plaquette Prijs 2016 KW I Plaquette voor Duurzaam Ondernemerschap

  • London Design Museum Designs of the Year 2014

Together we can change the way products are made