• First Worker Welfare Fund proposal approved

    First Worker Welfare Fund proposal approved

    For factory workers at our production partner Guohong, this year’s Mid-Autumn Festival (also called the Moon Festival) coincides with the outcome of the first Worker Welfare Fund proposal. For the first proposal formally approved by the Worker Welfare Fund, the workers voted overwhelmingly in favor of a special bonus ...

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  • Worker Welfare Fund: Electing worker representatives

    Worker Welfare Fund: Electing worker representatives

    A few weeks ago, I traveled to Chongqing in central China to visit our production partner Guohong where Fairphones are produced. But this trip wasn’t about our upcoming production; instead we were focused on activities related to the Worker Welfare Fund, specifically worker representative elections. These first elections at the ...

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  • June Production Update: Getting ready for mass production

    June Production Update: Getting ready for mass production

    It’s busier than ever at Fairphone’s production partner Guohong, and we’re counting down until mass production starts. While you wait for your new Fairphone, we wanted to give you a behind-the-scenes look at what’s been happening in the factory in China the past couple weeks. Design and production testing Before final ...

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  • Establishing a Worker Welfare Fund with our production partner Guohong

    Establishing a Worker Welfare Fund with our production partner Guohong

    As soon as we made the decision to produce a phone, we knew that choosing the right production partner was absolutely essential, and no easy task. Not only did we need a manufacturer that was willing to take on our small production runs, we also needed a facility that ...

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  • Made with Care: Social Assessment Report

    Made with Care: Social Assessment Report

    In our earlier blogs on choosing and selecting a production partner, I discussed how Fairphone wants to take a different approach in our relationships with production partners. Fairphone feels strongly that the relationship we build with our suppliers will be the foundation on which we make interventions. Thanks to ...

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  • Production Update: Delivery Schedule

    Production Update: Delivery Schedule

    If you’re reading this, we can assume you have some interest in the Fairphone. Even more so, quite a lot of you have purchased the phone and by now can’t wait to hear more about delivery. You deserve a production update! We like to keep our blog open for all ...

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  • November Production Update

    November Production Update

    Here we are again. Giving you a rundown of what it takes to make this fair little guy arrive in Amsterdam in December. This blog will cover all things related to the latest production of the phone: the achievements, a few challenges, an overview of what the next weeks ...

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  • Social Responsibility: Introducing TAOS Network

    Social Responsibility: Introducing TAOS Network

    Editor’s Note: At this point in our production process, Fairphone has chosen an independent, third-party social assessment organization to perform an assessment with our factory, A’Hong. In the following blog post, we’ve asked the founder of TAOS to explain their vision for corporate responsibility as this process is undertaken. ...

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  • Guest Blog: Fair Cables for Fair Electronics

    Guest Blog: Fair Cables for Fair Electronics

    Editor’s Note: This week we have a post from Susanne Jordan of NagerIT, where they have done tremendous work investigating the sourcing of fair electronics. All statements and opinions are author’s own. Before I start writing about fair cables, I should introduce my organization: NagerIT is a private initiative (non-profit), ...

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