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Vodafone and Fairphone’s strategic partnership

20 May 2021Protecting the Planet
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In 2019, Vodafone and Fairphone announced a strategic partnership to bring the Fairphone 3 to Vodafone customers in several European markets. We also agreed to collaborate on best practice and share knowledge on key industry sustainability issues, including the circular economy, electronic waste and responsible sourcing.

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Fairphone aims to build fairer, more sustainable electronics for consumers. The Fairphone 3 is a durable Android smartphone based on a modular design that allows for different elements such as the battery and camera to be replaced easily. This extends the life of the device and minimises its environmental footprint as a result.

Fairphone actively encourages the re-use and repair of their handsets, offering recycling options that reduce electronic waste worldwide. As an industry leader in responsible sourcing, Fairphone traces materials used in its devices to their source and incorporates fairer, recycled and responsibly mined materials, such as Fairtrade gold. The company also works with suppliers to establish better working conditions and better worker representation for people employed in the manufacturing industry.


Vodafone x Fairphone

  • Mobile
  • Innovation
  • Hardware
  • SDG 12
  • Circular economy 
  • Products
  • SDG 11
  • SDG 8
  • Sustainability

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