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An Update on Fairphone 2

Well friends, it is time. *Cue the music* After an unprecedented seven years of supporting our beloved Fairphone 2, we will finally stop software support for the Fairphone 2. After March 2023, we will no longer deliver software updates for the Fairphone 2. This is an incredibly bittersweet moment: the ...

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  • A message from our CEO

    A message from our CEO

    Dear all, I’m reaching out to share some tough news with you. It’s something that’s been weighing on my mind, and – led by one of our core values – it’s important to be transparent about it. We recently discovered that two employees privately received commission payments from a third-party ...

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  • Five years of responsible gold

    Five years of responsible gold

    For the past five years, Fairphone has been an active participant in a broad coalition within the Dutch gold sector aimed at ensuring greater respect for human rights, the environment and biodiversity in the gold value chain. This “gold covenant” was spearheaded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs ...

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  • Fairphone Easy: a smartphone subscription for a fairer future

    Fairphone Easy: a smartphone subscription for a fairer future

    The world needs a new business model. The electronics industry focuses on selling new devices as often as possible to make a profit, driving rapid product life cycles, overconsumption and waste. Fairphone knows that while profit is important, a fairer, cleaner future is most important of all; we must ...

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  • Taking it step by step: An update on the Fairphone True Wireless Earbuds

    Taking it step by step: An update on the Fairphone True Wireless Earbuds

    Since day one, we’ve been leading the push to empower consumers with viable alternatives to the make-use-dispose trend in electronics. Keeping products in use longer decreases their environmental footprint, therefore easy repairability of products is essential. No surprise that Fairphone fully supports the Right to Repair. It’s a huge ...

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  • My Fairphone App: Your digital sustainability tool

    My Fairphone App: Your digital sustainability tool

    I’d like to kick things off with a quote from tech reviewer Marques Brownlee: “We only have one earth. Hot take – we should be taking better care of it!” For the better part of a decade, we’ve worked to normalize this idea in the electronics industry. However, when your ...

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  • Digging deep for responsible aluminum

    Digging deep for responsible aluminum

    You probably don’t think about aluminum a lot. We do – it’s one of our 14 focus materials. But we really dug deep when we decided the Fairphone 4 was going to have an aluminum case rather than plastic. And it turns out, aluminum is really interesting. Start with this: ...

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  • iFixit Guest Blog: Important Notes to Take From Fairphone’s Design Team

    iFixit Guest Blog: Important Notes to Take From Fairphone’s Design Team

    Last week at iFixit we did a teardown of the Fairphone 4, which earned an exceedingly rare 10/10 on our repairability scale. During that teardown, I was impressed with many of the decisions the Fairphone design team made. With repair legislation around the corner in most markets around the ...

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  • Raising the bar on smartphones in the EU

    Raising the bar on smartphones in the EU

    We have already proven that it is possible to make a smartphone that is more sustainable and better for people and planet. But, you know us, we always aim to improve and encourage others in the industry to follow suit. What is the next thing we are planning, you ask? ...

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  • We’ve scaled Fairtrade gold

    We’ve scaled Fairtrade gold

    We have paved the way to source more Fairtrade gold! Together with Fairtrade, we have partnered with Hirose Electric Co., Ltd. in Japan in order to integrate more Fairtrade gold into our supply chain. Our relationship with Hirose and Fairtrade continues our support of ASM gold projects and miners. ...

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