Respect for humanity
Did you know that producing smartphones is often associated with human suffering? Child labour, hazardous working conditions and underpayment are not uncommon. A smartphone is also manufactured using minerals and metals from conflict zones. The Fairphone running on Ubuntu changes that.
Strict code of conduct
The Fairphone 2 with Ubuntu has been developed with respect for humanity. Thanks to a strict code of conduct imposed by the manufacturers, employees receive decent salaries, they have shorter working hours
and they work in safer environments. Production does not involve child labour.
Because conflict minerals fund armed groups, Fairphone traces the origin of phone parts, so only minerals from conflict-free or Fairtrade mines are being used. They create demand for materials that are good for people and planet. The production of the Fairphone 2 is not 100% conflict-free. Of the 40 minerals that are used in smartphones, Fairphone has selected four minerals that are produced in a sustainable way: gold, thin, coltan and tungsten.
Fairphone 2 + Ubuntu
Fairphone is dedicated to create safe working conditions (step by step).
Good representation for the rights of employees
Production does not involve child labour