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: Understanding the materials in mobile phones

Understanding the materials in mobile phones

Identifying issues and opportunities for improving material supply chains

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Responsible sourcing from conflict areas

Becoming a vehicle for change in the regions that need it most

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Using more recycled materials

Reducing our impact on the planet

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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