Our commitment to sustainability
A core value of ours is building for the long term, and sustainability is a key part of that. We are committed to building best in class products that help our customers reduce their environmental footprint, and we have the same goal for our own business practices.”
CEO & Founder
How Samsara helps customers reduce their environmental impact
When it comes to sustainability, we believe our greatest impact as a company will come from building better technology for our customers. We’re invested in helping our customers to:
Harsh driving, excess idling, and inefficient routing can add up to higher fuel usage. Samsara helps decrease unnecessary fuel use through real-time visibility into driver behavior and insights into route performance. By collecting engine data from each vehicle, Samsara provides unmatched visibility into a fleet’s fuel usage, making it easy to identify which truck is idling, which drivers need coaching, and which routes minimise the distance between stops.
Windy City Limousine
Decrease food waste
Refrigerated transportation of perishable goods has grown by nearly 60% in the last forty years, but without proper temperature control, food spoilage poses a large risk. Samsara's plug-and-play WiFi monitors make it easy to manage cold chain logistics and collect continuous temperature and humidity data. With Samsara temperature monitoring, fleets that store, distribute, or deliver perishable goods can monitor temperatures in-transit to prevent food waste.
Enable zero emissions
Looking ahead, we see that many fleets are looking to take the next leap in sustainability by transitioning to electric vehicles. To facilitate this process. We are committed to a fleet management solution that is best in class for EV vehicles and are building new tools to facilitate this process.
City of Fort Lauderdale
Samsara’s customers operate businesses that form the backbone of our economy. We are committed to building products that help them improve operational efficiency, increase fuel and energy efficiency, and reduce their impact on the environment
With the help of Samsara, our customers have slashed fuel use across their fleets.
of gas saved by customers annually.* This amounts to:
The equivalent of planting 17M trees
*Estimated total based on customer-reported data.
City of Fort Lauderdale
Sustainability to me means making a better decision every day to address the needs of the people, the needs of the environment, and to make sure that we are spending the taxpayer's dollars in an efficient and wise way. We want to make people more aware that when you're in a city vehicle, you are using fuel—a critical resource. To address climate issues within our city, it's really important that we continue to reduce our carbon footprint, and continue to reduce the amount of fuel that we're using.”
In just six months, Gassman’s team was able to use Samsara to reduce idle time by 20% and fuel consumption by 5%—even as the City’s fleet grew to include over 1,700 vehicles.
Dohrn Transfer Company
Insight provided by Samsara’s tools have contributed to a 2% improvement in our mileage per year, which equates to about 150,000 fewer gallons of fuel.”
I’m tracking the produce every time it moves, and I have alarms in place to indicate temperature changes. So I know that we’re delivering wholesome quality products in every load. Samsara gives us that confidence in the integrity of our supply chain.”
By using Samsara’s EM wireless temperature sensors across their 220 trailers, Cash-Wa ensures food safety and reduces rejected loads. Hoss estimates a 30% decrease in Cash-Wa’s customer credit payouts for improper-temperature claims.
San Jose Water Company
Around 80% of a utility’s energy expense is just pumping and distributing water. So if you can have a good understanding of energy efficiency toward your pumps and understand the data coming in to make the best-informed decisions going forward, that’s a win for the customer. Samsara makes us more efficient as a utility, and it reduces our overall energy costs.”
With the help of Samsara, San Jose Water Company achieves real-time visibility into power meters, PLCs, and sensors across hundreds of pumps and facilities that serve over a million consumers in the greater San Jose metropolitan area.
City of Fort Lauderdale
Sustainable supply chain
At Samsara, we look for ways to minimise waste by reducing the volume of materials that ends up in our landfills. All of our product packaging is 100% recyclable, and we encourage customers to return any products they no longer use via a customer recycling program.
Environmentally forward manufacturing
Our commitment to the environment extends to the people we do business with. We partner with manufacturers who align with our vision for sustainability. As part of our supply chain management, Samsara evaluates all suppliers for their compliance with the Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS). This helps us ensure that no environmentally hazardous materials are used in the creation of our products.
All Samsara facilities comply with LEED certification requirements, including low VOC (volatile organic compounds) in our building materials. Each facility is also equipped with occupancy and motion sensor-activated lighting to conserve electricity. Samsara’s new headquarters at 1 De Haro in San Francisco, set to open in 2022, will be the first CLT (cross-laminated timber) building in San Francisco, and the first multi-story CLT building in California. CLT structural panels offer a dimensional stability that’s comparable to conventional framing, with a significantly smaller carbon footprint.