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Events recap: On the road with Fairphone

Over the past couple weeks we’ve been hopping around Europe to participate in a variety of events and share our story with new audiences, plus connect with our ever-delightful community members.

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  • Enthusiastic, motivated and helpful: Just a few reasons to love the Fairphone community

    Enthusiastic, motivated and helpful: Just a few reasons to love the Fairphone community

    The Fairphone community is the backbone of our movement. Time and time again, they wow us with their energy, motivation and willingness to pitch in and help. Recently, all across Europe, Fairphoners have been organizing meet ups, swapping modules and discussing topics related to fair electronics. Keep reading to learn more about what our community […]

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  • Growing the Fairphone team and hiring a Managing Director

    Growing the Fairphone team and hiring a Managing Director

    *Updated 1 May: We are no longer accepting applications for the Managing Director vacancy. 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 […]

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

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

    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

    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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  • Guest blog: Fairphone’s role in the circular economy

    Guest blog: Fairphone’s role in the circular economy

    Editor’s Note: Early this year, Fairphone was approached about participating in a short documentary about the circular economy. We were honored to be involved and very impressed with the end result, so we’ve asked filmmaker Ed Scott-Clarke to share a bit more about the background behind his film. Want to watch it before you read […]

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  • Fairphone 2 is first smartphone to receive Blue Angel certification

    Fairphone 2 is first smartphone to receive Blue Angel certification

    I’m very proud to share some good news: the Fairphone 2 has now received the Blue Angel certification. With this distinction, our phone joins more than 12,000 products and services that have been singled out for aspiring to better environmental standards. But what’s even more remarkable is the fact that the Fairphone 2 is the […]

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  • Progress and challenges to improving working conditions with our Fairphone 2 manufacturer

    Progress and challenges to improving working conditions with our Fairphone 2 manufacturer

    When we began working with Hi-P in 2014 to produce the Fairphone 2, we made our goals for worker welfare clear: to collaboratively improve working conditions, employee engagement and employee representation. Now that we’re over a year and a half into our partnership with Hi-P, we’d like to give you an update on what has […]

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  • Fairphone 1 upgrade to Android KitKat 4.4 coming soon

    Fairphone 1 upgrade to Android KitKat 4.4 coming soon

    We’ve got some happy news for Fairphone 1 owners: A full upgrade to Android 4.4 KitKat is on its way! It’s been quite the journey to get this far, but thanks to the persistence of our software team, we’re almost there. Read the latest news and updates in this dedicated thread on our forum.

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