Fairphone

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

Noord-Holland, Netherlands The

Certified Since

April 2015

Sector

Wholesale/Retail

Operates In

Netherlands The

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 (long-lasting design, fair materials, good working conditions, and reuse and recycling) while expanding the market for products that put ethical values first. 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: Fair Materials Fairphone wants to source materials that support local economies, not armed militias. They’re starting with conflict-free minerals from the DR Congo. Long-lasting Design Fairphone is focusing on longevity and repairability to extend the phone’s usable life and give buyers more control over their products. Good Working Conditions Factory workers deserve safe conditions, fair wages and worker representation. Fairphone is working closely with manufacturers that want to invest in employee wellbeing. Reuse and Recycle Fairphone is addressing the full lifespan of mobile phones, including use, reuse and safe recycling.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Fairphone earned an overall score of 122.4. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
122.4
122.4 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 18.1

The Governance Impact Area evaluates a company's overall mission, engagement around its social and environmental impact, ethics, and transparency. This section also evaluates the ability of a company to protect their mission and formally consider stakeholders in decision making through their corporate structure (e.g. benefit corporation) or corporate governing documents.

Mission & Engagement3.5
Ethics & Transparency4.5
+ Mission Locked10

What is this? A company with an Impact Business Model is intentionally designed to create a specific positive outcome for one of its stakeholders - such as workers, community, environment, or customers.


Workers 28.3

The Workers Impact Area evaluates a company's contributions to its employees' financial security, health and safety, wellness, career development, as well as overall engagement and satisfaction. In addition, this section recognizes business models designed to benefit workers, such as companies that are at least 40% owned by non-executive employees and those that have workforce development programs to support individuals with barriers to employment.

Financial Security6.4
Health, Wellness, & Safety5.7
Career Development3.8
Engagement & Satisfaction5.3

Community 49.1

The Community Impact Area evaluates a company's engagement with and impact on the communities in which it operates, hires from, and sources from. Topics include diversity, equity, and inclusion; economic impact; civic engagement; charitable giving; and supply chain management. In addition, this section recognizes business models that are designed to address specific community-oriented problems, such as poverty alleviation through fair trade sourcing or distribution via microenterprises, producer cooperative models, locally focused economic development, and formal charitable giving commitments.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion3.9
Economic Impact3.3
Civic Engagement & Giving2.4
Supply Chain Management8.3
+ Supply Chain Poverty Alleviation29.4

What is this? A company with an Impact Business Model is intentionally designed to create a specific positive outcome for one of its stakeholders - such as workers, community, environment, or customers.


Environment 23.0

The Environment Impact Area evaluates a company's overall environmental management practices as well as its impact on the air, climate, water, land, and biodiversity. This includes the direct impact of a company's operations and, when applicable, its supply chain and distribution channels. This section also recognizes companies with environmentally innovative production processes and those that sell products or services that have a positive environmental impact. Some examples might include products and services that create renewable energy, reduce consumption or waste, conserve land or wildlife, provide less toxic alternatives to the market, or educate people about environmental problems.

Environmental Management6.7
Air & Climate3.4
Water0.0
Land & Life6.6
+ Resource Conservation5.8

What is this? A company with an Impact Business Model is intentionally designed to create a specific positive outcome for one of its stakeholders - such as workers, community, environment, or customers.


Customers 3.7

The Customers Impact Area evaluates a company's stewardship of its customers through the quality of its products and services, ethical marketing, data privacy and security, and feedback channels. In addition, this section recognizes products or services that are designed to address a particular social problem for or through its customers, such as health or educational products, arts and media products, serving underserved customers or clients, and services that improve the social impact of other businesses or organizations.

Customer Stewardship3.7


Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2021 Overall B Impact Score122.4
2017 Overall B Impact Score106.6
2015 Overall B Impact Score103.7

Additional Documentation

Transparent Disclosure (2021) - Fairphone


Best for the World

Each year, B Lab releases lists honoring the top-performing Certified B Corporations overall as well as within each Impact Area.

Best For The World: Community2016

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