Fair Materials

We care about what we’re putting in our phones. That’s why we’re tracing where our phone’s parts come from and creating demand for materials that are good for people and planet.

Why are we doing this?

Materials contained in your average smartphone originally enter the supply chain from the mining sector, a challenging industry in terms of sustainability. From pollution and extremely dangerous working conditions to child labor, a number of mining-related practices desperately require improvement. For more insight into the issues, please refer to the materials scoping matrix we created with The Dragonfly Initiative.

The stuff that goes into your phone has an impact on people and the planet. We want to go straight to the source to make sure we’re creating positive change.

Our approach

We’re making a positive change in materials supply chains by developing a framework to better understand the issues, source more responsibly, increase our use of recycled materials and actively seek partners who can help us achieve these goals. One material at a time, we’re working to increase industry and consumer awareness and incorporate better resources into our phones.

Learn about our latest project: Partnership for responsibly sourced gold

Our objectives

  • Source materials that are less hazardous/toxic
  • Increase use of recycled and/or renewable resources
  • Source materials from mines that empower vulnerable communities or have better sustainable performance

Together we can change the way products are made