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An update from our CEO: Reported software issues and our next steps

A month ago, I was proud to share our latest milestone with all of you – the launch of the Fairphone 3+ and our upgraded modules. Today, we’re reminded that the journey of building an ethical smartphone company is not without its ups and downs. In both cases, I’d ...

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  • iFixit Guest Blog: What comes after a 10/10 score?

    iFixit Guest Blog: What comes after a 10/10 score?

    Editor’s Note: This is a guest feature from Dorothea Kessler, Communications Manager of iFixit Europe. iFixit is a global online repair community renowned for open source repair manuals and product teardowns. They awarded Fairphone 3 a perfect 10 out of 10 repairability score. By now you know the consumer cycle: another ...

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  • Meet the changemakers: Fairphone Ambassador Heidi Andersson

    Meet the changemakers: Fairphone Ambassador Heidi Andersson

    We’re on a journey to change the electronics industry – and we’re not alone. While the Fairphone is a physical expression of the possibility of change, it also happens to be a great storytelling device that connects us with inspiring changemakers from all over. In this series, we want to ...

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  • Podcast: Making a business case for African battery recycling

    Podcast: Making a business case for African battery recycling

    Read more about the business case for African battery recycling in Closing the Loop’s whitepaper based on our learnings from the project. It’s no secret – We’re out to change the electronics industry. Together with an amazing network of changemakers, we’re disrupting a short-term way of thinking that the world ...

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  • What does it take to launch a fairer phone?

    What does it take to launch a fairer phone?

    One month ago, we hit a new milestone on our journey towards fairer electronics: the Fairphone 3+. The real stars of the show, though, are the upgraded Fairphone 3 modules that made the “+” possible. They are real, tangible proof that a better, fairer way is possible for this industry. ...

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  • Research spotlight: Studying the end of the tin life cycle

    Research spotlight: Studying the end of the tin life cycle

    Long before we made a single phone, Fairphone was working to better understand and improve mineral supply chains. Many years and three phones later, we’re still focusing on our mission of driving important materials projects and pioneering research that has a positive impact on how materials are sourced, used and reused – improving ...

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  • A golden opportunity: The risks and rewards of gold recycling

    A golden opportunity: The risks and rewards of gold recycling

    Why would anyone put gold in a phone? Silver and copper are better conductors, and much cheaper. The answer lies in one word: tarnishing. Silver and copper react with oxygen. Pure gold doesn’t, making it ideal for tiny circuits and connectors. What’s not ideal are the deeply ingrained issues ...

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  • Meet the changemakers: Fairphone Ambassador Raphaël Masvigner

    Meet the changemakers: Fairphone Ambassador Raphaël Masvigner

    We’re on a journey to change the electronics industry – and we’re not alone. While the Fairphone is a physical expression of the possibility of change, it also happens to be a great storytelling device that connects us with inspiring changemakers from all over the world. In this series, we’re ...

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  • A new milestone in fairer electronics: Introducing Fairphone 3+

    A new milestone in fairer electronics: Introducing Fairphone 3+

    There are days that make me especially proud and excited to be part of the Fairphone movement. Today is one of them. Our entire team has been working hard to create a revolutionary development that I’m super pleased to announce….but first let me give you a bit of the ...

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  • Be part of the change: Join the Fair Cobalt Alliance

    Be part of the change: Join the Fair Cobalt Alliance

    Today is a big day. From Fairphone’s very beginnings, we’ve been investigating ways to improve the cobalt supply chain, especially in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). And now, after years of work, we’re ready to publicly launch the Fair Cobalt Alliance! This alliance brings together major industry players ...

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