• Tackling child labor: A joint force

    Tackling child labor: A joint force

    A consortium of partners, led by Fairphone, implemented a project in Busia, Uganda from July 2017 until March 2021. The project aim was to improve and support the artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) communities by eradicating child labor and establishing a sustainable, traceable gold supply chain that creates a ...

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  • How can “Fair Sourcing” change the electronics industry?

    How can “Fair Sourcing” change the electronics industry?

    At Fairphone, we get lots of questions. From “how much does the Fairphone 3 cost?” to “what is the current approach to the living wage in China?”, there’s a constant flow of information in and out of the Fairphone HQ. One of the most common questions, though, is one ...

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  • Fair Materials 101 – Understanding the Fair Sourcing game

    Fair Materials 101 – Understanding the Fair Sourcing game

    Maybe I’ve spent too much time playing board games in lockdown, but I’m starting to see similarities between my favorite games and my daily work at Fairphone. I’m focused on creating positive impact throughout our smartphones’ supply chain. But just like Snakes and Ladders or Ganzenbord, taking a step ...

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  • Help us, help you

    Help us, help you

    Let’s just rip the bandaid off. We need to prepare you for something, but trust us, it helps you as much as it helps us! Ok, here it goes: you might receive a survey once you update your Fairphone. Now that it’s out there, here is a short read ...

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  • The world’s first carbon-negative phone network? Meet Honest Mobile.

    The world’s first carbon-negative phone network? Meet Honest Mobile.

    At Fairphone, we don’t just want to make a fairer phone: we want to make a fairer electronics industry. This isn’t something we can do alone; as Louisa May Alcott wrote, “it takes two flints to make a fire”. Today, we are thrilled to announce our latest partnership that’s ...

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  • Redefining longevity: Android 9 now available for Fairphone 2

    Redefining longevity: Android 9 now available for Fairphone 2

    UPDATE: In March 2022 the Fairphone 4 received an upgrade to Android 10 – another industry first. Check out the video >> It all started with a spark of inspired optimism: We can change the electronics industry for the better, by becoming a part of it. Setting new standards and ...

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  • It’s time to define the new “new”

    It’s time to define the new “new”

    Most things we need and don’t need, are right at our fingertips. However, even though tech is constantly innovating and becoming more powerful, something as basic as DIY-repair is missing in 2021! This is where Fairphone comes in: we are bringing the circular economy to the electronic industry. We ...

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  • Our North Star: The Material Roadmap

    Our North Star: The Material Roadmap

    At Fairphone, we continuously strive for a transparent product. We tell you everything we know about what goes into your phone, but we also know there is more to know. We collected full materials declaration on more than 90% of the components used in our phone, and through a ...

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  • Fair Materials 101: Going beyond conflict-free materials

    Fair Materials 101: Going beyond conflict-free materials

    Everyone who has read the book or seen the movie Blood Diamond knows something about conflict materials. They’re raw materials or minerals that come from a particular part of the world where war or armed struggle is occurring, affecting the mining and trading of those materials. The conflict focuses ...

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