“Everything we do is in support of the people serving the world. Building technology-based solutions that make the world’s operations safer and more sustainable is one of the most important things we can do for society.”
CEO and Co-Founder
At Samsara, we’re guided by our principles of transparency and accountability, data-driven solutions, and empowering our people and communities. Our inaugural ESG report highlights where we stand in our ESG efforts, how we govern our company with integrity and ethics, and how we support, empower, and keep our employees safe. We share how we’re measuring our environmental impact, and the impact our Connected Operations Cloud has on customers.Download Report
Empowering organizations to achieve their ESG goals
Our Connected Operations Cloud consolidates operations data on one unified platform so that customers can drive safer operations, increase business efficiency, and advance sustainability initiatives while improving the lives of their employees and the customers they serve.
Creating safer operations
We build technology that keeps people safe. We do this by following a data-driven approach to monitor real-time conditions and analyze asset status, vehicle use, and site visibility to improve safety across the entire operation.
Video-based safety solutions
Our safety solutions allow customers to view, analyze, and archive videos. We utilize proprietary AI embedded in our IoT dash cams to detect safety events in real time. By detecting risky behaviors like distracted driving, harsh braking, or tailgating, our system can alert drivers with in-cab audio alerts while video is stored in the cloud to provide personalized driver coaching. In addition, our Site Visibility application can identify unusual activity or workplace hazards.
50% Reduction in Harsh Driving Events
Video based safety solutions
Scoring and Reporting
Our safety coaching tools use driver data to identify top performers and those in need of coaching, while giving customers a fleet-wide view of risk factors and driving trends. Customers can create employee rewards programs based on driver data, measure changes to fleet performance with fleet-level reporting, and compare their fleet performance against industry benchmarks.“Safety is not only important to us because we want our employees and our community to be safe—our customers won’t do business with us unless we are safe. That’s why we get the latest safety technology on our trucks, such as disc brakes, anti-rollover protection—and, of course, Samsara.”
President, Sprint Waste
Our coaching solution provides video-centric software workflows to customers, enabling them to systematically coach drivers and monitor coaching effectiveness. Step-by-step coaching based on real driver behavior improves the effectiveness of live coaching sessions, whether they are conducted in person or remotely via mobile devices.“With footage from Samsara, both drivers and managers have a clear picture of what happened on the road. It not only supports our coaching program but makes it possible to celebrate the good decisions our drivers make. This visibility is an important part of decreasing accidents across our fleet.”
Director of Safety & Security, ABF Freight
intelligent site visibilty
Our Site Visibility application brings advanced AI and cloud-based visibility to IP security camera systems. Customers can leverage our AI detection to identify unusual activity or workplace hazards and alert them when employees are entering dangerous zones. Enhanced search features also streamline incident investigation by enabling customers to search long video segments for key visual indicators.“Site Visibility offers more than just a security camera. You get so much more out of this product, with the AI features and cloud dashboard, it’s a system you can really rely on.”
Director of IT, Food Express
Reducing environmental footprints
We provide customers with solutions to reduce their environmental footprint with real-time data and intelligent analysis. With Samsara, customers can monitor carbon emissions, identify fuel and energy waste, reduce paper and food waste, and find the best way to transition to electric vehicles.
Visibility into fuel & energy consumption
We help customers document their fuel emissions and track their journey to sustainability. Our reporting allows customers to precisely identify areas of waste in their operations and spotlight the opportunities for improvement.
35% reduction in idling saving an estimated 205,000 gallons of fuel
Visibility into fuel & energy consumption
fuel & energy Report
Our solution measures fuel and energy consumption and costs in real-time by vehicle and individual drivers. Customers can compare vehicle performance to Samsara’s base of thousands of customers, allowing them to better understand fleet performance, identify areas for improvement, and set informed goals. Visibility into fuel trends also helps identify inefficient or abnormal activity. In addition, customers can compare EVs and hybrid vehicles to internal combustion engines to assess efficiency and cost savings with an EV transition.
Our report measures costs and CO2 emissions associated with engine idling per vehicle, determines which routes are causing vehicles to idle, and reports on specific vehicle idling beyond predetermined limits. Engine idling wears on a vehicle and increases the overall cost per mile. By minimizing excessive idling, fleets can save thousands of dollars per vehicle annually. With insights from the Idling Report, customers can pinpoint when and where idling is occurring for coaching and route optimization, which can lead to increased fuel economy and a reduction in emissions.
driver efficiency report
Our report displays essential information about driving styles that might affect fuel consumption and vehicle wear and tear. The Driver Efficiency Score evaluates seven driving behaviors to discourage fuel-wasting behaviors like idling while promoting sustainable practices like cruise control, then ranks individual drivers against peers. Scores can be displayed to drivers with the Driver App and can be used to track efficiency performance over time, powering activities like coaching, driver gamification, and efficiency incentive programs. Customers using these insights can decrease fuel waste and lower emissions across their fleet.
There are a lot of factors that affect fuel use, but the main ones are driving habits and unnecessary idling–that is where Samsara is irreplaceable.”
VP of Operations, GP Transco
Accelerating fleet electrification
EVs have the potential to dramatically reduce the environmental impact of transportation, one of the largest contributors to greenhouse gas emissions. Transitioning to EVs and operating a fleet successfully requires new intelligence about how vehicles are used on the job. Samsara provides a range of reports to help organizations determine which vehicles make sense for electrification, and report on fleet health.
Accelerating fleet electrification
Fleet Electrification Report
By tracking electrification criteria like average and max miles driven, fuel costs, and more, Samsara helps customers identify which light-duty vehicles in their fleets are most qualified for replacement with EVs.
EV Battery Health Status
Samsara computes an EV battery health metric for vehicles, based on charging history, to identify whether EVs are running at the stated capacity or experiencing battery degradation due to weather or wear.
EV Charging Trends
Customers can identify charging trends across the fleet with an additional granular look at charging by location or by vehicle. These insights can help create and optimize charging practices and schedules to save costs on energy.
“We’re excited about Samsara’s ability to help us close the gaps in our data so we can accurately measure our emissions and report on our progress.”
Karli Anderson, EVP, Chief esg officer, summit materialsRead Case Study
At Samsara, we are building a more sustainable future through smarter operations, improved safety, and greater efficiency. We recognize this commitment applies to the products and services we create for our customers, and to how we operate our business. Read more about our commitments.
Operating sustainably, responsibly, & with transparency
Commitment to Carbon Neutrality
Samsara has committed to staying carbon neutral. Over two years ago, the company started tracking its carbon footprint and made investments to remove and offset emissions to achieve carbon neutrality. Samsara invested in several innovative carbon offset projects to help ensure that its customers can immediately rely on a carbon-neutral Connected Operations Cloud to help better meet their sustainability goals.
Net-Zero Emissions by 2040
Samsara has committed to set near- and long-term company-wide emission reductions in line with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) to achieve net-zero emissions. We will continue to work closely with SBTi to use the latest climate science to set a clearly defined path to reach net-zero by 2040.
Samsara’s upcoming new headquarters will be the first cross-laminated timber (CLT) building in San Francisco, and the first multi-story CLT building in California. CLT structural panels offer dimensional stability that’s superior to conventional framing, with a significantly smaller carbon footprint. The building has been awarded LEED Gold certification, and all improvements made by Samsara will meet LEED Gold standards or higher.
We’re installing an on-site Renewable Energy Generation System with a roof-mounted solar panel system which will generate around 77,000 kWh/yr of electricity for the building’s use.
Employee & community impact
Samsara depends on the unique experiences and perspectives of team members across our company to develop creative solutions to complex problems and build an innovative and successful company.
Life at Samsara
Samsara offers a wide range of programs to support our employees and ensure they have a safe and healthy work environment. We are committed to increasing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) across all teams and ensuring that people from all backgrounds feel a sense of belonging and ownership of their impact.Employee Resources Groups Employee Benefits and Perks Careers
At Samsara, our operations are guided by our company values including building for the long term, adopting a growth mindset, and focusing on customer success. Our approach to corporate governance is no different.
We structure our Board of Directors and supporting committees to ensure fair representation and clear accountability. We require our employees to act appropriately and responsibly in the workplace, and aim to hold our manufacturing partners to those same standards.
We also continuously look at our privacy practices to ensure best standards are met or exceeded to protect our company and customer information.
Our governance approach
We believe in the importance of strong and sound corporate governance. Our Board of Directors is a group of experienced, world-class leaders who bring a diversity of skills, backgrounds, and perspectives to Samsara.
Privacy and Ethics Board
We want to ensure that we’re thinking critically about the privacy and security issues of today and tomorrow. We set up the Samsara Privacy and Ethics Board (PEB) to help with ensuring our adherence to our commitment to responsible innovation. The PEB was officially formed in February 2020 and is chaired by our Data Protection Officer.
Privacy, Security and Responsible Innovation
Samsara has an obligation to develop our products responsibly and in a way that adheres to our core principles of building for the long term. Part of that process includes a continuous and critical consideration of how the technology we design directly and indirectly affects not only our company’s bottom line, but also how the products we make impact the environment, our customers, and society at large. Samsara is committed to responsible innovation that applies our guiding principles to our decision-making process when we consider the development of our product portfolio.