• A message from our CEO

    A message from our CEO

    Dear all, I’m reaching out to share some tough news with you. It’s something that’s been weighing on my mind, and – led by one of our core values – it’s important to be transparent about it. We recently discovered that two employees privately received commission payments from a third-party ...

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  • Five years of responsible gold

    Five years of responsible gold

    For the past five years, Fairphone has been an active participant in a broad coalition within the Dutch gold sector aimed at ensuring greater respect for human rights, the environment and biodiversity in the gold value chain. This “gold covenant” was spearheaded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs ...

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  • Fairphone Easy: a smartphone subscription for a fairer future

    Fairphone Easy: a smartphone subscription for a fairer future

    The world needs a new business model. The electronics industry focuses on selling new devices as often as possible to make a profit, driving rapid product life cycles, overconsumption and waste. Fairphone knows that while profit is important, a fairer, cleaner future is most important of all; we must ...

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  • iFixit Guest Blog: Important Notes to Take From Fairphone’s Design Team

    iFixit Guest Blog: Important Notes to Take From Fairphone’s Design Team

    Last week at iFixit we did a teardown of the Fairphone 4, which earned an exceedingly rare 10/10 on our repairability scale. During that teardown, I was impressed with many of the decisions the Fairphone design team made. With repair legislation around the corner in most markets around the ...

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  • Raising the bar on smartphones in the EU

    Raising the bar on smartphones in the EU

    We have already proven that it is possible to make a smartphone that is more sustainable and better for people and planet. But, you know us, we always aim to improve and encourage others in the industry to follow suit. What is the next thing we are planning, you ask? ...

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  • Into the deep

    Into the deep

    Remember our Materials 101 series of blogs where we introduced the distinction between artisanal mining (ASM) and large-scale mining? Well, potentially, there is another type of mining to enter the mix: deep-sea mining or DSM. How does DSM connect to responsible, fair materials? The answer is not so easy ...

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  • We’ve Gone Platinum

    We’ve Gone Platinum

      We’ve gone platinum, but not in the way you might think. We didn’t move on from being a sustainable smartphone company to making music, but this definitely is music to our ears! Plus, we beat our own score from last year (gold medal), making Fairphone one of the most ...

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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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