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.
Started as an awareness campaign about conflict minerals
Amsterdam-based on the river IJ
70+ employees from 20 countries
100,000+ Fairphone owners
Became an independent company
250,000 community members on Facebook, Twitter and the Fairphone forum combined
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
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