Fairphone

Mobile Phones

Amsterdam, Amsterdam

Netherlands

www.fairphone.com

About Fairphone

Fairphone is a movement for fairer electronics. By creating a phone, the social enterprise is opening up the supply chain, building new relationships between people and their products and starting conversations about what is truly fair. Fairphone is making a positive impact in four key areas (mining, design, manufacturing and life cycle) while expanding the market for products that put ethical values first. Together with Fairphone community, the company is changing the way products are made.

We work towards creating a fairer economy and changing the way business is done. So joining the community of planet and people friendly B Corps, is a logical and exciting step. We’re happy to be B Corp certified as we push to achieve our mission and challenge the electronics industry.

The Change We Seek®

Fairphone is working to achieve their ambition to create a fairer supply chain step by step, focusing on activities and interventions within four core action areas:

Mining
Fairphone wants to source materials that support local economies, not armed militias. They’re starting with conflict-free minerals from the DR Congo.

Design
Fairphone is focusing on longevity and repairability to extend the phone’s usable life and give buyers more control over their products.

Manufacturing
Factory workers deserve safe conditions, fair wages and worker representation. Fairphone is working closely with manufacturers that want to invest in employee wellbeing.

Life Cycle
Fairphone is addressing the full lifespan of mobile phones, including use, reuse and safe recycling.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

April 2015
Summary:

Company Score

Median Score*

Environment

Environment

The Environment section of the Assessment evaluates a company's environmental performance through its facilities; materials, resource, and energy use; and emissions. Where applicable, it also considers a company's transportation/distribution channels and environmental impact of its supply chain. This section also measures whether a company's products or services are designed to solve an environmental issue, including products that aid in the provision of renewable energy, conserve resources, reduce waste, promote land/wildlife conservation, prevent toxic/hazardous substance or pollution, or educate, measure, or consult to solve environmental problems.

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7
Workers

Workers

The Worker section of the survey assesses the company's relationship with its workforce. This section measures how the company treats its workers through compensation, benefits, training, and ownership opportunities provided to workers. It also focuses on the overall work environment within the company through management/worker communication, job flexibility and corporate culture, and worker health and safety practices.

22
18
Customers

Customers

The Customers section of the Assessment measures the impact a company has on its customers. The section focuses on whether a company sells products or services that promote public benefit, and if those products/services are targeted towards serving underserved populations. Questions in this section will measure whether a company's product or service is designed to solve a social or environmental issue (e.g. improves health, preserves environment or creates economic opportunity to individuals or communities, promotes the arts/sciences, or increases the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises).

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N/A
Community

Community

The Community section of the survey assesses a company's impact on its community. The Community section evaluates a company's supplier relations, diversity, and involvement in the local community. The section also measures the company's practices and policies around community service and charitable giving. In addition, this section includes if a company's product or service is designed to solve a social issue, including access to basic services, health, education, economic opportunity, arts, and increasing the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises.

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17
Governance

Governance

The Governance section of the Assessment evaluates a company's accountability and transparency. The section focuses on the company's mission, stakeholder engagement, and overall transparency of the company's practices and policies.

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6
Overall B Score
104
55

80 out of 200 is eligible for certification

*Of all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment

*Median scores will not add up to overall

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