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

  • 70+ employees from 20 countries

  • 100,000+ Fairphone owners

  • 2013
    Became an independent company

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

Fairphone is part of a community of change-makers

Circle Economy
MVO Nederland
European Partnership for Responsible Minerals
Social Enterprise
B Corp
UN Global Compact
Voor de Wereld van Morgen
Responsible Minerals Initiative

'Fairphone believes partnerships and like-minded communities are key to achieve systemic change. We are honored to be part of such initiatives and work together to make our ambitions for fairer electronics a reality.'

Bas van Abel

CEO Fairphone


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.


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

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    The Lovie Awards 2016 Lovie Emerging Entrepreneurs

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

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    Sustainia 2014 Community Award

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    UN Momentum for Change Award 2015 ICT Solutions

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

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

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    GreenTec Awards 2015 ProSiebenSat.1 Accelerator Start Up Prize


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    SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards 2016 New Economy

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

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    London Design Museum Designs of the Year 2014

Together we can change the way products are made

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