Fair Electronics: Ethically-sourced components for sustainable production
The supply chain for electronics, including their product life cycles, have a long way to go in terms of fair trade, sustainability, and waste reduction. The Dutch company Fairphone is a social enterprise that is building a platform and generating critical mass for fairer electronics, starting with the mobile phone.
Fairphone is making a positive social and environmental impact across the value chain, in mining, design, manufacturing and life cycle, whilst also expanding the market for products that put ethical values first. The Fairphone 2 design is focused on longevity and reparability to extend the phone's usable life and give buyers more control over their products. From conflict-free minerals, to fair factory wages, Fairphone sets the bar for other organisations and aims to inspire the entire industry to work more ethically and responsibly in the name of sustainability.