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Conflict-Free Minerals From Conflict Zones, Now In Your Smartphone

Laura Gerritsen | Posted 07.18.2016 | Green
Laura Gerritsen

The mining industry often suffers from negative perceptions. Besides contributing to social and environmental abuses, in some instances the minerals and metals found in your smartphone have been associated with financing conflict in the African Great Lakes region.

Fairphone Is the Ethical Smartphone that Wants You to Rethink Mobile Technology

The Love Summit | Posted 05.18.2016 | Technology
The Love Summit

The Fairphone could represent a paradigm shift around technology and our connection to it. If they continue to make an impact in the marketplace, then perhaps my love-hate smartphone relationship will turn into a love affair.

Support Fairtrade Gold With Your Next Smartphone

Laura Gerritsen | Posted 03.09.2016 | Impact
Laura Gerritsen

Fairphone has been working to find a way to integrate more responsibly mined gold into our smartphone supply chain. Together with our partners, we achieved the first-ever Fairtrade gold supply chain in the consumer electronics industry.

Toward Electronics Free of Conflict Minerals

Pro Journo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Pro Journo

By Wasima Khan, PhD Candidate in Corporate Law, Erasmus University - Rotterdam With the acquisition of conflict minerals for their manufacturing, the...

This Smartphone Will Make You Feel Less Guilty About Smartphones

Posted 09.16.2013 | Good News

Owning this smartphone will, without a doubt, make you feel like a better person. Recently released at the London Design Festival, the Fairphone ha...