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Commown

Hardware as a service for sustainable electronics

December 2020
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Commown by Commown implemented by Etamine in Lyon (France) in 2018

41 devices in service in 2022

Commown

Hardware as a service for sustainable electronics

  • World Alliance Member
  • Featured Solution
  • Labelled Solution
Label Date December 9, 2020
By Commown
From France
Maturity stage TRL 9 / CRI 3-4 - Commercial Scale Up / Multiple commercial Applications

The electronics industry generates a huge amount of negative externalities, from the mines to the products' end-of-life. Many studies showed that most of these impacts occur during the product birth and death. Thus the first priority is to reduce the number of electronic devices made and sold. However, this is not viable for companies that rely solely on the sale of these devices. There is therefore a need for another business model: Hardware as as Service (HaaS). Commown is a French Société Coopérative d’Intérêt Collectif (SCIC) that supports fair and sustainable electronics by providing HaaS services with devices designed to be repaired and to last longer. The service includes providing smartphones, computers, headphones and managing repairs beyond the manufacturer warranty, with a monthly subscription. Commown uses easy-to-repair devices and offers customer support to fix devices when issues occur. In doing so, this service extends product lifetime, reduces material waste, and offers a cost-effective option for smartphones and other electronics.

The Environmental Benefits

  • The devices offered and maintained by Commown lasts twice as long than the market average
  • Reduces CO2 emissions from production of new devices by 50% by doubling product lifespan
  • The flagship smartphone provided by Commown includes 45% recycled plastic

The Financial Benefits

  • Cost of all breakages and repairs are covered in subscription fees
  • Commown offers a 40% price reduction for the smartphone contract after 2 years if the customer keeps the device

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Commown

Commown provides long term leasing solutions with services (HaaS) of the most ecological and ethical electronic devices.

Headquarters 67100 Strasbourg, France
Type Startup or self-employed
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