Social and Environmental Due Diligence Manager

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Social and Environmental Due Diligence Manager

Fairphone is a social enterprise driving change in the electronics industry from the inside out. Our business model is based on social values and securing continuity and centres around producing and marketing smartphones in a way that puts social and environmental values first.

We believe that everyone working in the electronics industry should have a decent life, a sufficient income, a safe workplace and the opportunity to be heard on their opinions and concerns. This is not yet the reality for the 18 million people working in electronics manufacturing and 55 million working in mining. To enhance our human rights and environmental due diligence and impact programs, we are looking for an ambitious Social and Environmental Due Diligence Manager to become part of our growing team of passionate people who work to achieve true impact. If you are as excited as we are about creating positive change, then have a look at our vacancy below.

HOURS: 40 hours/week · START: ASAP · LOCATION: Flexible (Amsterdam / Taiwan/ China) · DEADLINE TO APPLY: Please apply as soon as possible

About your role

In your role, you will be part of the Impact Innovation team and responsible for performing and reporting on Fairphone’s supply chain due diligence. You orchestrate outreach to suppliers to map the supply chain and collect and assess documentation related to conflict minerals, fair materials, Fairphone’s Code of Conduct (Ways of Working) and wider social and environmental practices. These may include industry templates, supplier self-assessments or independent compliance audits. You can offer guidance to suppliers to ensure we get the right and complete information in a timely manner. 

By screening the EHS and impact performance of suppliers during selection processes, you can advise on the opportunity and risk profiles of candidate suppliers. Based on the assessments, you can help identify further actions that can be taken to improve social and environmental performance. You are comfortable to report the findings and status to Fairphone’s management team and external stakeholders. You will work closely with Fairphone’s Impact Innovation, Product and Supply Chain teams, who are based in the Netherlands, China and Taiwan.

Your profile

  • You feel a strong connection with Fairphone’s vision, mission and values. 

  • You are organised and data-driven, and enjoy analysing data and maintaining overviews 

  • You are hands-on and have a problem solving mindset 

  • You enjoy working in an international and fast-paced company.

Your responsibilities

  • Performing, analysing and reporting on Fairphone’s supply chain due diligence. 
  • Reaching out to suppliers to map the supply chain and collect relevant data and documents, or arrange assessments, for conflict minerals, fair materials or social and environmental performance. 
  • Maintaining the due diligence overview and databases, while ensuring the relevant documentation is accessible and properly archived 
  • Provide guidance to suppliers to ensure we receive complete information in a timely manner. 
  • Provide recommendations for the further development of the due diligence process 
  • Participate in relevant industry or stakeholder networks

Your skills and experiences

  • You are organised and data-driven. 
  • You are fluent in English and Mandarin. 
  • You have 3-5 years of relevant work experience. You have a good understanding of the global supply chains, preferably with experience in the electronics industry. 
  • You have a good understanding of supply chain due diligence and sustainability, and know the relevant industry standards, certifications, and approaches. 
  • You have an academic degree, preferably with a postgraduate qualification in a relevant area (EHS or more generic sustainable business practices). 
  • You have good interpersonal and communication skills.

Your future team



Kang Kang








What Fairphone offers you

  1. Fairphone gives you the opportunity to create impact across continents.
  2. Join a group of international, passionate, warm hearted team members.
  3. Compensation in accordance with local market standards.

Recruitment process

If you’re a promising applicant, you will go through the following stages:

  1. A first phone call with a member of the People team
  2. An interview with the hiring manager, that might also be joined by another member of the hiring team
  3. A second interview, which includes an assignment or assessment
  4. A final chat with a member of the People or Management team
  5. Reference checks

Join us!

If this sounds like you, you could be our new Social and Environmental Due Diligence Manager and together with us work on Fairphone’s mission: By establishing a market for ethical products, we motivate the entire industry to act more responsibly.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

At Fairphone, we embrace diversity in thoughts, opinions, and backgrounds. That’s why your gender, age, religious beliefs, race, sexual orientation, skin colour or any other difference in your background doesn’t influence our hiring decision. We’re open-minded and committed to create a work environment of mutual respect. If you’re smart, good at what you do and want to genuinely work towards a fairer electronics industry, then come as you are.

Lastly, make sure you to send us your application documents as PDF files only. Otherwise, we won't consider your application. Thank you and look forward to hearing from you :)