Nokia phones have always been made to last. And while keeping your device for longer is better for the environment, we’re now going even further. From our efforts to cut e-waste to our partnerships with environmental causes, we’re taking real action to help protect our planet.
There are two costs to every new phone – the money you pay, and the resources used to make it. By keeping our phones for longer, we save on both of those costs.
Nokia phones are made with high-quality materials, then go through product testing more vigorous than the industry average.¹ And with up to 3 years of security patches, Android™ OS upgrades² and manufacturer’s warranty³, your phone is made to last, inside and out.
Every aspect of a Nokia X-series phone is designed to excel and made to last. And the longer it lasts, the better it is for the planet.
This is Circular, our subscription service that gives you access to our top devices and rewards you can use to support environmental causes – all while keeping phones out of the landfill for longer. When you’re done with the device and you return it us, we’ll ensure that it gets donated, reused, or recycled.
When it’s time for a new phone, your old one needn’t go to waste. Instead, trade it in – whatever the brand – and get an instant discount on your new device. In the process, you’ll be helping to tackle e-waste by keeping preventing the device going straight to the landfill.
We already sort our plastics from our metals, our bio-waste from our carboard – and electronic devices are just as important. But if you’re not sure how to get your old device recycled, we can help. Send it to us and we’ll dispose of them securely and recycle as much of the material as we can. And, it costs you nothing in postage.
The average consumer already own three mobile phone chargers.⁵ So, to help reduce needless waste, we removed the wall charger from the package contents of Nokia X20 and Nokia X10 devices. Then, we included a protective, compostable phone case that is easy on the earth at the end of its lifespan.
Meanwhile, we’ve kept the wall charger available for purchase in the Nokia phones store, with 10 € from every sale going straight to the Clear Rivers foundation.
We’ve planted the seeds of change when it comes to sustainability – and not just in a figurative sense. Nokia phones have partnered with Ecologi, giving customers the chance to get real trees planted with every purchase of selected smartphones.
Our sustainability management system focuses on four key areas: Environment; Labor and Human Rights; Compliance and Sustainable Procurement. Read our sustainability report to find out more about our achievements and goals in these areas.
¹ We follow a rigorous manufacturing standard that is known as one of the toughest in the world. SPR tests that were originally developed by Nokia are used as the minimum quality standard to this day by HMD Global. This includes over 50 tests just for hardware durability, including force measurements, vigorous tumble, wear and scratch, fatigue.
² From the global launch date of the device.
³ See coverage at Manufacturer's Limited Warranty.
⁴ According to a study by the European Environmental Bureau, “Cool Products don’t cost the Earth”, 2019: https://eeb.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Coolproducts-briefing.pdf
⁵ According to a study by the European Commission, “Impact Assessment Study on Common Chargers of Portable Devices,” 2019: https://www.politico.eu/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/CLEAN-Common-charger-impact-assessment-study_draft.pdf
⁶ Number accurate as of May 2022. Source: https://ecologi.com/nokia-phones?treeId=61a550325658119cb55a64bf