Fairphone will invest €6.5 million

Fairphone will invest €6.5 million to make fair responsible electronics mainstream.They expect to upscale the production, expand it’s distribution network, continuing innovation and increasing its influence in the supply chain. These investments enables them to continue innovation. As reported by sustainablebrands.com: “Scaling up production volumes…

Greenpeace and iFixit present product repair guide

E-waste is a growing problem and electronic companies are contributing to it because it is getting increasingly complex to repair mobile devices. Together with iFixit, Greenpeace ranked 40 different smartphones, tablets and laptops based on the ability to repair. The amount of e-waste could be…

Fairphone visited cobalt mines in Congo

Fairphone visited cobalt mines in Congo

Two members of the Value Chain team of Fairphone visited the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to learn more about the conditions in which cobalt is mined. Cobalt is an essential part of mobile phones. During the trip, they visited several steps in the supply…

Fairphone created material profiles for 10 main materials

Fairphone created material profiles for 10 main materials

Together with The Dragonfly Initiative, Fairphone is working on a scoping study on the social and environmental issues in materials that are found in smartphones. After identifying the main materials to focus on, they now created material profiles with the issues and opportunities related to…

Fairphone created a list of 10 materials to focus on

Fairphone created a list of 10 materials to focus on

Fairphone aims to support fair materials and incorporate them into their smartphones. Since smartphones contain hundreds of different materials, Fairphone decided to prioritize. Together with The Dragonfly Initiative, they created an overview of key sustainability issues associated with different material supply chains in order to…

RankaBrand ranks 19 electronics brands: bulk of brands get low scores

RankaBrand ranks 19 electronics brands: bulk of brands get low scores

Rankabrand has compared and ranked 19 electronics brands like Apple, Dell, HP, HTC, Huawei, Nintendo, Samsung. The questions used for ranking are categorised into three areas: Labour Conditions and Human Rights, Climate Change, and Ecology. Rankabrand awarded 15 brands with a meager “D” or a…