Fairphone is a social enterprise company which aims to develop smartphones that are designed and produced with minimal harm to people and the planet. The company is based in Amsterdam, Netherlands and was supported in its startup phase by the Waag Society, a foundation which aims to foster experimentation with new technologies, art and culture. The main motivations for founding Fairphone were to develop a mobile device that does not contain conflict minerals (which in smartphones are typically gold, tin, tantalum and tungsten), has fair labor conditions for the workforce along the supply chain producing it and help people to use their phone longer. The second version of the company's handset is one of the first modular smartphones available for purchase, with the product being designed to be easily repaired and upgraded.

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  • Examining the environmental footprint of electronics recycling
    As part of our mission to change how products are made, we’re taking a closer look at how to make the most of the materials in our phones when they reach the end of their useful lives. As you might suspect, recycling is a big part of the answer. In a series of blog posts, […] The post Examining the environmental footprint of electronics recycling appeared first on Fairphone.
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  • A closer look at the spare parts supply chain
    We recently shared the news that we need to stop supporting the Fairphone 1 — our first attempt at making a fairer smartphone. In his blog post, our founder and CEO Bas van Abel explained some of the reasons why we needed to make this hard decision, including the financial and supply-chain related challenges of […] The post A closer look at the spare parts supply chain appeared first on Fairphone.
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  • Collecting used phones, from Africa to Europe
    If you’ve been keeping an eye on our blog lately, you might be noticing a theme – we’re really interested in electronics recycling! In two earlier posts we shared the results of our research on the best available options for recycling smartphones, especially in terms of recovered materials. Plus, soon we will publish a blog […] The post Collecting used phones, from Africa to Europe appeared first ...
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  • Fairphone wants to increase global supply of fair gold
    Last Monday, members of the Fairphone team were in The Hague for the signing of a gold covenant, which aims to increase the supply of responsibly sourced gold. We were one of the signatories celebrating the kickoff of this initiative spearheaded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and co-signed by a variety of parties […] The post Fairphone wants to increase global supply of fair gold appeare...
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  • On-site visit to cobalt mines in Congo, April 2017
    Just a couple months ago in April, I went to the DRC together with team member Sylvain, to continue our quest for more responsibly mined materials. This time was all about cobalt, a critical material we need to produce our battery. For some part, we were joined by a documentary crew that is following us […] The post On-site visit to cobalt mines in Congo, April 2017 appeared first on Fairphone.
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  • Zooming in on 10 materials and their supply chains
    In February, I introduced you to the first steps of the materials scoping study that we completed with the help of The Dragonfly Initiative (TDI). To recap, we reviewed 38 materials found in the Fairphone 2 to gain a better understanding of the social and sustainability issues associated with each of them, plus the opportunities […] The post Zooming in on 10 materials and their supply chains appea...
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  • Fairphone’s online support gets a refresh
    In our last customer support update, we hinted at some improvements we were working on to give you a better experience. And we’re ready to share a big one: have a look at our updated customer support section! We rearranged the layout, improved some content and added a couple of great new features to make […] The post Fairphone’s online support gets a refresh appeared first on Fairphone.
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  • Why we had to stop supporting the Fairphone 1
    At the beginning of last week, we announced to Fairphone 1 owners that we have stopped supporting our first phone. Practically speaking, this means that we will no longer sell spare parts for the Fairphone 1, and have stopped developing the software upgrade to Android 4.4. Personally and professionally, this was a bittersweet decision. The […] The post Why we had to stop supporting the Fairphone 1...
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  • The Fairphone 2 earns Gold at Cannes Lions with sustainable design
    For the creative sector, the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity is the pinnacle of annual industry events. Many agencies spend years dreaming of taking home a coveted Lion award. Which is why we were very honored to hear that the design agency, seymourpowell, and the Fairphone 2 won a Gold Lion last week for […] The post The Fairphone 2 earns Gold at Cannes Lions with sustainable de...
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  • A few words from the Fairphone community
    We asked a few of our community members why they decided to join the journey towards fairer electronics and here's what they had to say. A big thanks to all those who took part in the video. Edited by: Hassan Julien Chehouri
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  • Tips for filming with a Fairphone
    In light of Mobile World Congress 2017, we are choosing 9 of our community members to film themselves telling their Fairphone story. Here are some tips on how to increase your chances of being chosen. Good luck!
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  • Fairphone and the circular economy
    Fairphone designed a modular smartphone to support long-lasting products. With spare parts available and new modules on the way, repair and upgrades for the Fairphone 2 support a circular economy. Learn more at https://www.fairphone.com.
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  • Changing the Fairphone 2 case
    The modular Fairphone 2 is built to last. Learn how to change between the regular and slim case. Discover more at https://www.fairphone.com.
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  • Fairphone 2 packaging dissolves in water
    After considering a variety of sustainable packaging materials for the Fairphone 2, we decided to use PaperFoam®. Made in the Netherlands from starch, natural fibers and water, PaperFoam® is very lightweight, as well as recyclable, compostable and biodegradable. It is created using an energy-efficient, low-pressure injection molding technique. Plus we also thought it looked really cool! Watch as i...
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  • Fairphone 2: How to replace a module
    The Fairphone 2 is an ethical, modular smartphone built to be opened and easily repaired. See how you can replace the top module yourself. Pre-ordered phones now shipping! More info at http://www.fairphone.com
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  • Fairphone 2: How to replace the screen
    The Fairphone 2 is an ethical, modular smartphone built to be opened and easily repaired. See how you can replace the screen yourself. Pre-ordered phones now shipping! More info at http://www.fairphone.com
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  • New: For the creative sector, the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity is the pinnacle of annual industry events. Many agencies spend years dreaming of taking home a coveted Lion award. Which is why we were very honored to hear that the design agency, seymourpowell, and the Fairphone 2 won a Gold Lion last week for …
  • Old: Last Monday, members of the Fairphone team were in The Hague for the signing of a gold covenant, which aims to increase the supply of responsibly sourced gold. We were one of the signatories celebrating the kickoff of this initiative spearheaded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and co-signed by a variety of parties …
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  • New: For the creative sector, the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity is the pinnacle of annual industry events. Many agencies spend years dreaming of taking home a coveted Lion award. Which is why we were very honored to hear that the design agency, seymourpowell, and the Fairphone 2 won a Gold Lion last week for …
  • Old: Just a couple months ago in April, I went to the DRC together with team member Sylvain, to continue our quest for more responsibly mined materials. This time was all about cobalt, a critical material we need to produce our battery. For some part, we were joined by a documentary crew that is following us …
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  • New: Last Monday, members of the Fairphone team were in The Hague for the signing of a gold covenant, which aims to increase the supply of responsibly sourced gold. We were one of the signatories celebrating the kickoff of this initiative spearheaded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and co-signed by a variety of parties …
  • Old: Just a couple months ago in April, I went to the DRC together with team member Sylvain, to continue our quest for more responsibly mined materials. This time was all about cobalt, a critical material we need to produce our battery. For some part, we were joined by a documentary crew that is following us …
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  • Fairphone makes it easy to recycle your old phones
    Do you own one of the 1.6 billion unused phones shoved into the far corners of drawers and closets? These forgotten mobile phones are packed with valuable materials that can be used again and again. Fairphone wants to make reusing and recycling smartphones as easy as possible by supporting mobile phone collection. More on how to reuse and recycle your old mobile phones at: https://www.fairphon...
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  • New: Just a couple months ago in April, I went to the DRC together with team member Sylvain, to continue our quest for more responsibly mined materials. This time was all about cobalt, a critical material we need to produce our battery. For some part, we were joined by a documentary crew that is following us …
  • Old: In February, I introduced you to the first steps of the materials scoping study that we completed with the help of The Dragonfly Initiative (TDI). To recap, we reviewed 38 materials found in the Fairphone 2 to gain a better understanding of the social and sustainability issues associated with each of them, plus the opportunities …
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  • Fairphone trip to cobalt mines in Congo
    In April 2017, members of the Fairphone Value Chain team travelled to the Democratic Republic of Congo to explore the supply chain behind cobalt, a critical material for the production of our battery. Learn more at https://www.fairphone.com/ In collaboration with: German development cooperation (GIZ, https://www.giz.de/en/html/index.html) Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (...
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  • New: In February, I introduced you to the first steps of the materials scoping study that we completed with the help of The Dragonfly Initiative (TDI). To recap, we reviewed 38 materials found in the Fairphone 2 to gain a better understanding of the social and sustainability issues associated with each of them, plus the opportunities …
  • Old: *Updated 1 May: We are no longer accepting applications for the Managing Director vacancy. If there’s one thing that’s true about running a young social enterprise, it’s that you never have time to sit still. We’re constantly adapting, solving new-to-us problems, making big decisions and learning as we go. But through all these hectic daily …

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