Trees of the Future, an environmentalist group that works to reduce megatons of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere, plants enough trees to reduce emissions by one ton and is awarded a credit.
If Hesteel Group, a steel producer, has an emissions quota of 10 tons but is expected to produce 11 tons, it can purchase the carbon credit from the environmental group.
The Fairphone 2 is a phone for those who don't want to have to deal with the gnawing guilt that their phone is, in a small way, terrible for the planet and the human race as a whole.
It is rather a pity that the phone itself isn't nicer to use, given its price comes with a predictable premium for the morally superior manufacturing process.
Radiometric dating--the process of determining the age of rocks from the decay of their radioactive elements--has been in widespread use for over half a century.
There are over forty such techniques, each using a different radioactive element or a different way of measuring them.
"Instead, we want to gain a better understanding of the underlying social and environmental challenges and work together with our production partners and third-party organisations to address them throughout the course of our partnership."This entails creating a "Worker Welfare Fund" designed to let factory workers address their concerns.
The rather small size of Fairphone as a company and its production runs means this is going to be a rather modest fund.
It has become increasingly clear that these radiometric dating techniques agree with each other and as a whole, present a coherent picture in which the Earth was created a very long time ago.
Further evidence comes from the complete agreement between radiometric dates and other dating methods such as counting tree rings or glacier ice core layers.
It has made everything from phones to coffee machines in the past, and appears a pretty standard contract manufacturer.
"Our goal is not to 'police' our suppliers," explains Fairphone's marketing material.
Fairphone does mandate minimum wages, but its production partners are yet to introduce a living wage.