How do you make a fairer phone?

Our Impact

Changing the electronics industry from the inside.

We believe that care for the environment and people should be a natural part of doing business throughout our industry. With suppliers, local communities and the wider industry, we work for fairer materials and more responsible practices – one step at a time.

Together we’re disrupting a short-term way of thinking that the world can no longer afford.

Making a positive impact

Creating products that last

We design for longevity, easy repair, and modular upgrades. Our goal is to make your phone’s hardware last as long as possible, and to provide the support to keep its software up to date. The longer you can keep your phone, the smaller its environmental footprint.

Our approach to long-lasting design >

Our impact with the Fairphone 2 >

Extending your phone’s lifespan >

Reducing e-waste

We want to make the most of the materials used in consumer electronics. We’re moving one step closer to a circular economy by encouraging the reuse and repair of our phones, researching electronics recycling options and reducing electronic waste worldwide.

Our programs and progress >

Our takeback initiative >

Rethinking plastic waste >

Choosing fairer materials

We go straight to the source to make sure we’re creating positive change. One material at a time, we’re working to incorporate fairer, recycled, and responsibly mined materials in our phones – to increase industry and consumer awareness.

Our focus on fair materials explained >

Responsible sourcing from conflict areas >

Partnership for responsible gold sourcing >

Putting people first

We’re innovating ways to improve job satisfaction for workers in the industry. Together with our suppliers, we’re listening to workers and creating better working conditions with employee representation, income and growth opportunities for all.

Learn about our initiatives >

Our partnership with Arima >

Better for employees & business >

Meet the suppliers

Arima Communications Corp. is the final assembly partner for the Fairphone 3. By co-investing in innovative solutions, we’re aiming to increase employee satisfaction and retention, and to improve working conditions. We involve employees in identifying core concerns and involve them in the solutions by increased dialogue between workers and management. Employees receive a direct bonus from Fairphone to move towards a living wage.

Arima

Final Assembly Partner

Baolong Electronics Group Co. Ltd. produces the vibration motor of the Fairphone 3. We partnered to integrate responsible tungsten into our motors and implemented an extensive worker satisfaction survey. Based on employee feedback, we co-invested in a multi-year improvement program covering communication between workers and management, providing training, and improving canteen and living facilities.

Baolong

Vibration Motor Producer

Gold Circuit Electronics Ltd. is the producer of the Fairphone 3’s printed circuit board (PCB). They offer valuable support for Fairphone’s goal to integrate responsibly sourced gold and fully map the sourcing of recycled copper. An employee survey within the factory has also inspired a better flow of communication between workers and management, access to professional training, and improved canteen facilities.

Gold Circuit Electronics

PCB Producer

Mapping your phone’s journey

To improve how our phone is made, we need to know where it comes from. By mapping our supply chain from start to finish, we’re setting new standards for responsible material sourcing.

Explore the Fairphone supply chain >

Telling the whole story

By opening up our phone’s supply chain, we want to start a discussion about where our products come from and how they’re made. As we dig deeper, we’ll include our community each step of the way.

Dive in and join the movement >

Together we can change the way products are made

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