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Growing the Fairphone team and hiring a Managing Director

If there’s one thing that’s true about running a young social enterprise, it’s that you never have time to sit still. We’re constantly adapting, solving new-to-us problems, making big decisions and learning as we go. But through all these hectic daily activities, we try to always keep our mission in mind: expanding the market for […]

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  • Share your Fairphone love and help friends save €40

    The Fairphone community is the heart and soul of our movement for fair electronics. Because you mean so much to us, we’ve created a special new program just for Fairphone fans and their friends. It’s pretty simple: if you know someone who wants to buy a Fairphone 2, you can invite them to save €40 […]

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  • Android 6.0 coming to the Fairphone 2

    After months of hard work, our software team is excited to announce that Android 6.0 Marshmallow will soon be available for the Fairphone 2. This upgrade will offer Fairphone owners better security, longer battery life and improved functionality, to name just a few of the advantages. Keep reading to learn more about the benefits, changes […]

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  • New EU conflict mineral legislation: another step towards industry-wide change

    Last week Thursday, Members of the European Parliament voted with a great majority for the new legislation on the responsible sourcing of four conflict minerals: tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold. Because this topic is at the heart of our goals, I wanted to briefly look at the new law, its wider implications and what it […]

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  • Mobile World Congress 2017: Can tech go green?

    Early this week, we arrived back at the office after four exhausting but fulfilling days at Mobile World Congress (MWC). My head is still spinning from all the inspiring people we met and non-stop activities we participated in. While everything is still fresh in my mind, I’d like to take a moment to fill you […]

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  • How recyclable is the Fairphone 2?

    From the dawn of the industrial era up to today, the majority of our products have been created according to the principles of a linear economy: we find resources, make a product, and then dispose of it when we’re done using it. But in recent years, there’s been growing awareness of the need to move […]

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  • Fairer materials – a list of the 10 we’re focusing on

    Because we want to change the way products are made, one of our principal aims is to support fair materials and incorporate them into our smartphones. However, mobile phones contain hundreds of different materials, combining more than 40 elements in fact (about one-third of the existing elements in the periodic table) and because it’s impossible […]

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  • Scaling up our social enterprise – challenges and achievements

    Updated on 24 April: We have updated the Fairphone 2 delivery date to match the current demand and Fairphone 2 stock levels. Starting from 18 April, new Fairphone 2 orders will be delivered by September 1. We are continually working to shorten this delivery timeframe to get the Fairphone 2 to customers sooner. We appreciate […]

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  • Customer support update: Bigger, better and back on track

    When you last heard from me about our customer support situation in August, our team was buried in a backlog of support requests and begging for your patience. But what a difference a couple of months can make! With a few new team members, some hard-earned insight and the support of the rest of the […]

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  • Fairphone and case producer Broadway invest in improving social performance

    We would like to introduce a new partner, Broadway Group, the manufacturer of our recently launched Fairphone 2 case. Together we’re developing a project plan to further improve working conditions at their manufacturing facilities. We are receiving the help of an independent organization, the Economic Rights Institute (ERI), to carry out some of the activities. […]

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