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1 Examples of best practices from: The Netherlands THE NETHERLANDS

2 EXAMPLES OF BEST PRACTICE Basic information / introduction: Topic of Good practice: (choose one of the following): Cooperative and co-working Crowd funding, open source, government service Alternative energy production, rural economy Cooperative transport service (bike, travelling...), fair trade, education X Good practice name / title Fairphone Location (Region or City, country) Amsterdam, The Netherlands Organization / community / cooperation implementing this Good practice, partners FairPhone is an initiative of medialab Waag Society (www.waag.org), and development organisation Niza (www.niza.nl) and communications agency Schrijf-Schrijf (www.schrijf-schrijf.nl). When was organization / community established? The campaign started in Activities of the organization / community, specific aspects One, single, open, high-performance smartphone made as fairly as possible with a transparent supply chain. 1. Description: 1.1. Status of the Good practice (choose one of the following): 1) Just started 2) Implemented X 3) Finished 1.2. What are the main issues / problems this Good practice was developed to solve. Fairphone s mission is to change the relationship between people and their products, and their vision is an economy based on fairer principles. They have chosen to achieve this by making a phone, because they believe that by opening up the supply chain, they can understand the supply chain and start putting different values first. This requires, above all, transparency What are the expected results / effects / impacts? A seriously smartphone that puts social values first How is this Good practice organized? What actions are planned / were accomplished? Fairphone creates a smartphone that puts people and social values first. The smartphone is made with care, contains a number of precious materials, leverages

3 smart design to create lasting value and offers clear deals to suppliers, workers, producers and consumers. 2. Innovation criteria: 2.1. Is this practice innovative for the region / community? If so, describe. Yes it is absolutely innovative. Fairphone jumps in on a gap in the market. There is an increasing demand for sustainable and fair products and there wasn t a fair phone available yet Is this practice innovative for the sector? If so, describe. Phones, laptops and mp3 players are not yet available in a fair variant. It is therefore certainly innovative in the sector. 3. Significance criteria: 3.1. How did the community benefit from this Good practice? Compare with the intended benefits. The smartphone had to be made only from good stuff. That means sourcing raw materials that don t fund armed forces or violent conflicts, from mines that treat people like the human beings they are. From the mines to the factories, every worker involved in creating this smartphone should earn a fair wage. Beyond monetary benefits, the ultimate goal is to ensure that employees work in safe conditions that comply with environmental regulations Describe short and long term environmental impact: Short and long term: part of improving the electronics supply chain is considering the full lifecycle. It s not only about producing new phones; it s also about finding better ways to deal with electronics that have reached the end of their lifespan. The fairphones are just starting their lives, so the first recycling efforts will focus on other phones already in circulation. For every Fairphone sold, 3 is reserved for setting up projects in countries where safe e-waste recycling is not yet facilitated Describe short and long term social impact: Short and long term: from the mines to the factories, every worker involved in creating this smartphone has to earn a fair wage. The ultimate social goal is to ensure that employees work in safe conditions that comply with environmental regulations. For the first fairphone, they have focused on the factory in China, including creating a fund to improve worker s wages and working conditions and open discussions between workers and their employers Describe short and long term economical impact: Short and long term: the goal is an economy based on values, meaning and sharing, not just cold hard cash.

4 3.5. What are the best aspects of this Good practice? - Fair and conflict-free resources - Fair wages - E-waste solutions - Transparent pricing 3.6. What should be altered / improved? Ultimately the goals are to reduce e-waste globally and re-integrate as much recycled material in the electronics supply chain as possible to promote and facilitate a circular designed economy. 4. Transferability criteria: 4.1. Can this Good practice be transferred to other communities / regions / countries? If so, describe. This good practice can be transferred to other countries. Reducing the e-waste and recycling materials in the electronics supply chain is a challenge that all countries have to face Can this Good practice be transferred to other sectors? If so, describe. There are already many products honestly and organically (biologically) produced. This good practice could be transferred to other electronic devices, including laptops. 5. Additional information web links, links to photos, pdf s etc.

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6 EXAMPLES OF BEST PRACTICE Basic information / introduction: Topic of Good practice: (choose one of the following): Cooperative and co-working Crowd funding, open source, government service Alternative energy production, rural economy Cooperative transport service (bike, travelling...), fair trade, education X Good practice name / title Iederz Location (Region or City, country) Groningen, The Netherlands Organization / community / cooperation implementing this Good practice, partners Iederz is a part of the municipality of Groningen. Visschedijk, Stadsbeheer Groningen, Donker Groen, Kok s Herberg and Metaalbewerking Noord are the partners of Iederz. When was organization / community established? Iederz was established in Iederz arose from DSW (sheltered employment service). DSW existed from Activities of the organization / community, specific aspects Iederz assumes that every person has a particular potential. They ensure that people make a step forward in their career. 1. Description: 1.1. Status of the Good practice (choose one of the following): 1) Just started 2) Implemented X 3) Finished 1.2. What are the main issues / problems this Good practice was developed to solve. Iederz is the connecting link between supply and demand on the labour market. Iederz promotes the participation of the inhabitants of Groningen who have lost contact with the labour market What are the expected results / effects / impacts? Contribute to the continuity and quality in staffing in the region of Groningen. That is one of the objectives of iederz. A good relationship with companies and institutions in the region is vital to provide appropriate workplace opportunities. Iederz wants to be a reliable partner for companies and invest in sustainable

7 commitments How is this Good practice organized? What actions are planned / were accomplished? Integration, work companies and business office are the three pillars of Iederz. Labour integration is the actual in- and outflow of employees and participants. The work companies offer suitable work to the employees and the business office is responsible for implementing finance, P&O and facilities. Iederz has many people on secondment to Visschedijk or Stdsbeheer Groningen and Iederz also works together with many other companies and tries to set up a social joint-venture with these companies. 2. Innovation criteria: 2.1. Is this practice innovative for the region / community? If so, describe. Yes it is. Iederz is the only institution on behalf of the municipality of Groningen that provides suitable employment for the people who have lost contact to the labour market. Iederz. Iederz has a lot of connections so Iederz is really able to offer jobs to the inhabitants of Groningen Is this practice innovative for the sector? If so, describe. No, most provinces in The Netherlands have similar settings. 3. Significance criteria: 3.1. How did the community benefit from this Good practice? Compare with the intended benefits. People who have lost contact to the labour market are getting the chance to find suitable employment and then move on to a job Describe short and long term environmental impact: 3.3. Describe short and long term social impact: Short and long term: socially responsible (or sustainable) business is becoming an economic necessity. Iederz works a lot with companies that are aware of their social responsibility. Social joint ventures are a common form of cooperation between Iederz and the companies they work with. Social joint ventures have many advantages for the employee, the company where the employee is going to work and for Iederz Describe short and long term economical impact: Short and long term: People, who cannot find a job, are gaining knowledge and skills in a variety of sectors. People can be trained to work in sectors where a labour shortage is likely to occur.

8 3.5. What are the best aspects of this Good practice? People are gaining skills and knowledge and have the chance to find a job. In addition, companies are also encouraged to undertake socially responsible What should be altered / improved? 4. Transferability criteria: 4.1. Can this Good practice be transferred to other communities / regions / countries? If so, describe. Within The Netherlands this good practice is already transferred to other provinces. A good practise like this can be set up everywhere (region, country or sector doesn t matter). There is always a group of disadvantaged people in the society that needs a chance for a better future Can this Good practice be transferred to other sectors? If so, describe. Yes as described above. 5. Additional information web links, links to photos, pdf s etc.

9 EXAMPLES OF BEST PRACTICE Basic information / introduction: Topic of Good practice: (choose one of the following): Cooperative and co-working Crowd funding, open source, government service Alternative energy production, rural economy Cooperative transport service (bike, travelling...), fair trade, education X Good practice name / title Groningse Beursvloer Location (Region or City, country) Groningen, The Netherlands Organization / community / cooperation implementing this Good practice, partners Stiel and Platform Maatschappelijk Ondernemen Groningen (PMOG) When was organization / community established? 2003 Activities of the organization / community, specific aspects The Groningse beursvloer brings companies and social institutions together. Both online, through their website, and offline during the biennial event. On the trading floor is acted with closed stock exchange. Companies and institutions making matches with each other based on the commitment of people (hands, knowledge & experience) and resources (materials, equipment). 1. Description: 1.1. Status of the Good practice (choose one of the following): 1) Just started 2) Implemented X 3) Finished 1.2. What are the main issues / problems this Good practice was developed to solve. Social institutions are regularly looking for people, knowledge and resources. For example for volunteers or for specific knowledge, about financial affairs, ict, marketing and communication. Companies are often looking for ways to show that they are in the middle of society. They like to help others by offering their network, knowledge and experience and to be visible What are the expected results / effects / impacts? Companies and institutions making matches with each other based on the commitment of people (hands, knowledge & experience) and resources (materials, equipment).

10 1.4. How is this Good practice organized? What actions are planned / were accomplished? The good practice brings companies and social institutions together both online (website) and offline (biennial event). 2. Innovation criteria: 2.1. Is this practice innovative for the region / community? If so, describe. Yes it is. It was the first practice that was organised in such a way Is this practice innovative for the sector? If so, describe. Yes it is. It is a unique way to bring companies and social institutions together. 3. Significance criteria: 3.1. How did the community benefit from this Good practice? Compare with the intended benefits. It is based on closed stock exchange. People can ask for hands, knowledge, experience and materials. Companies and the social institutions both benefit from matchmaking Describe short and long term environmental impact: Short and long term: materials, such as computers, can be reused. Companies can donate materials instead of throwing them away Describe short and long term social impact: Short and long term: social institutions are regularly looking for people, knowledge and resources. Companies are often looking for ways to show that they are in the middle of society. By making matches both take advantage of the social benefits (helping eachother) Describe short and long term economical impact: There is no money involved in the matches made on the Groningse beursvloer. This makes it financially attractive. It comes down to the negotiation spirit What are the best aspects of this Good practice? A platform that brings together companies and social institutions. It is easily accessible and that makes it easy to ask for help What should be altered / improved?

11 4. Transferability criteria: 4.1. Can this Good practice be transferred to other communities / regions / countries? If so, describe. Yes it can be transferred and it already has been transferred within The Netherlands. Other countries can also bring companies and social institutions together so they make matches Can this Good practice be transferred to other sectors? If so, describe. The Groningse beursvloer already includes a lot of categories: - Roll up your sleeves - Knowledge, skills and expertise - Materials and facilities - Other It is not specially designed for a certain sector. 5. Additional information web links, links to photos, pdf s etc.

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