Sustainability and mobile devices


Our goals

Circular economy with phones and tablets

Mobile devices consume a lot of resources and energy when being produced. With a circular usage con­cept, we want to in­crease smart­phone and tablet lifespans—the longer the usage, the smaller the environ­mental impact.

Our impact

Everphone is part of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation community, the world’s largest network for circular economy. As such, we want to re-use mobile devices, which are too often simply stored, discarded or recycled.

On average, a refurbished and reused smartphone saves 58 kg CO₂ compared to a newly produced one. For tablets, the CO₂ equivalent is more than double that.

Our ambition

Our ambition is to design our service in the most circular way possible. Hence, when our rental devices are returned, we only recycle the ones that are beyond repair.

The vast majority is being refurbished and re-used. In 2021, we could give over 95 percent of our smartphones and tablets a second life.



Use less devices for a longer time

With device as a service, you’ll only have the devices in your organization that are actually needed. As our rentals can be used both for the job and the private life, your employees don’t need a second gadget. One device, two purposes.


A second life for devices

Most of a smartphone’s carbon footprint comes from its manufacturing. Thus, it makes sense to use the devices as long as possible. This ensures best use of the resources and the energy that have been put into it. Instead of discarding the devices and their valuable components, we get them into working order again. And off they go!


Lifecycle management 2.0

Refurbishing accounts for only a fraction of what resources would be needed for a new phone. In our device as a service concept, we plan on refurbishing (almost) every phone that is being returned to us.

Download our paper on the sustainable use of tablets and smartphones

Our report evaluates how smartphones and tablets affect the environment and society in terms of raw material extraction, production, usage, recycling, and disposal.

We’ve compiled the latest figures and facts regarding the devices in a comprehensive report. Fill in the form for a free PDF download.


More about sustainability

In our magazine, we regularly report on sustainability, circular economy and emission reductions.

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Sustainability: Veritree plants 30 trees for every 12-month rental extension

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Sustainability initiative

Sustainability management

Everphone’s sustainability management is aligned with global standards and frameworks. Since 2021, Everphone has been part of the UN Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative. In 2023 we received the ecovadis silver medal, placing our sustainability management among the top 25 % of companies assessed.

Do you want to know more? We’re looking forward to your message.

Our CSR report 2022

This corporate social responsibility (CSR) report has been created to share information on our sustainability activities and strategies with our business partners, customers, shareholders, employees, and interested parties. This is the first sustainability report published by Everphone as part of a voluntary commitment. The report is structured in alignment with our sustainability strategy which was adopted in 2022.

Sustainability overview

What makes device-as-a-service so sustainable and what does Everphone as an organization do for sustainability? Our flyer gives you an overview of the most important sustainability aspects of our company and our services. You can also find out more about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and how they are embedded in our holistic sustainability strategy.