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UK launch of ethical smartphone

Sep 30

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Fairphone now available in the UK only from Co-operative phone and broadband

This week saw the UK launch of the Fairphone which is now available exclusively through Co-operative Phone and Broadband.

This is great news for ethical consumers as both companies, Fairphone and Co-operative Phone and Broadband, top Ethical Consumers buyers' guides in their respective markets of mobile phones and mobile networks.

The Fairphone is the first smartphone that puts social values first, built with conflict-free minerals and made in a factory with a worker-controlled welfare fund.

The Co-operative Phone and Broadband is a member-owned co-operative business and an Ethical Consumer Best Buy Company.

The Phone Co-op’s Chief Executive, Vivian Woodell said:

“We are delighted that our partnership with Fairphone means we are able to build on our reputation as the leading ethical provider of telecoms, by supplying what must be the most ethical mobile handset on the market. Fairphone’s initiative raises awareness of important issues about the supply chain for products we use every day. This partnership brings  together two of Europe’s most radical and dynamic social enterprises.”

Ethical Consumer magazine has now formed a partnership with The Co-operative Phone and Broadband to offer you a great deal on mobile contracts. You can now get a £20 credit when you switch to a Co-operative Phone and Broadband mobile bundle. Plus 6% of your monthly spend will go back to supporting Ethical Consumer magazine's work (Quote our unique code AF076).

 

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