You Coop Business Solutions, with their partners and clients, have achieved some amazing things this year, showing they are a great sustainable choice for ethical businesses. With Ecologi they have planted 3,562 trees and offset 190.67 tonnes of carbon in the last 12 months on behalf of their customers. You can view their virtual forest here and find out more about Ecologi - Your Co-op Utilities | Ecologi.
The new Fairphone 4 was released this year – the world’s most sustainable smartphone. Made with Fairtrade Gold and recycled materials, it has a 5-year warranty and is the perfect phone for businesses looking to lower their carbon footprint.
“The Fairphone 4’s eco-friendly resume is reason enough for many people to buy it, but beyond that it’s a strong mid-range phone in all but a few categories. Its battery life is particularly impressive, and its hardy body is protected against bumps and drops”.
“Fairphone has committed to making its handset e-waste neutral by recycling the equivalent volume of electronics per phone sold. It includes fair trade gold and silver, ethically sourced aluminium and tungsten, plus recycled tin, copper, rare earth metals and plastic. The firm also tops up the pay of its contract manufacturing workers to a living wage.”
Why is the Fairphone 4 the phone of choice for sustainable businesses?
It is the only smartphone that uses Fairtrade Gold and recycled materials – responsibly sourced and conflict-free.
The phone’s body is machined from aluminium from ASI certified vendors*, with a 100% recycled plastic back cover. Fairphone are working behind the scenes to integrate fairer cobalt and lithium into their batteries and we're the only smartphone manufacturer with Fairtrade gold in the supply chain.