Samsara Commits to SAF, Decarbonization Goals - Smart Energy Decisions

Commercial, Energy Efficiency, GHG Emissions, Sourcing Renewables  -  May 24, 2024

Samsara Commits to SAF, Decarbonization Goals

Samsara, Inc. announced new initiatives aimed at significantly reducing the company's carbon footprint in its 2024 Impact Report.

Samsara, a platform that enables organizations that depend on physical operations to harness Internet of Things (IoT) data to develop actionable insights and improve their operations, supported carbon removal solutions, including Alkali Earth, which converts alkaline byproducts from industrial processes to carbon-removing gravel for roads. 

The company also is participating in organizations that work towards decarbonization:

  • Frontier, an organization focused on accelerating the development and availability of carbon removal technologies. Samsara pledges to support innovations like biomass burial and direct air capture, which are expected to sequester carbon for over a millennia.
  • Sustainable Aviation Buyers Alliance, an organization that promotes net-zero aviation through investments in sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). Samsara’s initial commitment of SAF certificates will offset 1,600 metric tons of CO2 emissions, equivalent to the amount of carbon sequestered in one year by about 1,900 acres of forests.

Samsara uses the Watershed platform to measure its carbon footprint to achieve near-term and long-term emissions reductions. Its footprint for the fiscal year that ended February 3, 2024 (FY24) totaled 148,387 metric tons of CO2, representing a 18.2% increase in its footprint from the prior fiscal year (FY23). This increase is due largely to an increase in the scale of its operations, which includes a 44% year-over-year revenue growth and 28% increase in total headcount in FY24. The growth in the company resulted in larger annual emissions tied to hardware production, goods and services and employee travel.

Despite growth in FY24, Samsara achieved a 17.7% decrease in carbon emissions per $1 million of revenue in FY24. A key area of progress is a 66.7% decrease in its FY24 logistics-related emissions, which includes the transportation, warehousing and shipment of products between suppliers, facilities and customers. This decrease is largely due to broader adoption of ocean freight and more efficient routing when shipping products.

“Sustainability is a core pillar of our mission that influences our daily operations and strategic planning as we build for the long term,” said Adam Eltoukhy, Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer at Samsara, in a statement. “Developing a more sustainable hardware supply chain and investing in climate innovation is essential to our net-zero goal. The advancements and resulting impact we’re making within our operations, and alongside our customers globally, is inspiring to see firsthand.”

Samsara’s top three partners have made Science Based Targets initiative commitments and are disclosing to the CDP,  and it expects its suppliers to reduce emissions.

Samsara’s Connected Operations Cloud provides visibility across operations, including key safety metrics, carbon emissions and electric vehicle fleet data, and insights into ways to reduce fuel, energy, food and paper waste. Samsara estimates that in one year, it partnered with customers to help save 3 billion pounds of CO2 from entering the atmosphere.


Keywords: Samsara

Share this valuable information with your colleagues using the buttons below:

« Back to News

  • LinkedIn
  • Subscribe

Smart Energy Decisions Content Partners