Originally published at: We’ve Gone Platinum - Fairphone
We’ve gone platinum, but not in the way you might think. We didn’t move on from being a sustainable smartphone company to making music, but this definitely is music to our ears! Plus, we beat our own score from last year (gold medal), making Fairphone one of the most sustainability-focused companies in the mobile technology sector. Awesome! And since sustainability is at the heart of everything we do, this recognition is a pretty big deal.
Where did the rating come from?
EcoVadis is a ratings platform that monitors sustainability in global supply chains and businesses. Basically, they assess how well a company integrates sustainability, provide them with feedback and ensure they are equipped with the tools and know-how to continuously improve.
They assess tens of thousands of companies (over 75,000 to be exact) and receiving a platinum medal means that you’re the top 1% of thousands of companies in terms of your sustainability performance. EcoVadis rates companies based on an overall score of 0-100, which reflects the quality of the company’s sustainability management system at the time of the assessment.
Strive and thrive
As you know, we are not only pioneers in creating more sustainable ways to make smartphones, we also nudge other industry folk to follow suit and act more responsibly. Our goal is to motivate the industry to look at both the social and environmental issues that surround the electronics supply chain and literally are a part of the fabric of most smartphones.
As a social enterprise, we are a different kind of player. This means we are able to be innovative in our own supply chain and bring the customer closer to the production process so you are aware of what goes into the production of your phone. With our focus on people and planet, we are taking a holistic approach in order to nudge the needle toward more sustainable and responsible practices, including buying behavior.
We always strive to do better and this score from EcoVadis shows us that we are moving in the right direction. We continuously work toward expanding our impact and every award, recognition and email from you, our users, proves that we are doing just that.