Sensata is committed to sustainable environmental, social and governance practices

Sensata's vision is to be a world leader and early innovator in mission-critical sensor and electrical protection, and to satisfy the world's growing need for safety, energy efficiency and a clean environment. Sensata seeks to be a partner, employer and neighbor of choice. It is Sensata's vision that our products will enhance the safety, efficiency, and comfort for millions of people every day.

Sensata focuses on the following areas to enhance Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability in its operations:

Sustainable Supply Chain Management and Responsible Sourcing

Sensata's Supply Chain Management practices are aligned with the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) Guiding Principles to Enhance Sustainability Performance in the Supply Chain and the Responsible Labor Initiative of the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA).

Sensata' s Supplier Code of Conduct reflects the shared values of Sensata, its Customers and investors, and adheres to the fundamental values of fairness and integrity articulated in international, national and local conventions, including the International Bill of Human Rights and the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (2011). Sensata supports its suppliers in achieving compliance with its Supplier Code of Conduct, including international human rights through policies and training resources listed on its Supplier Portal.

Sensata utilizes the Slavery and Trafficking Risk Template (STRT) to evaluate portions in its supply chain that may be at greater risk of human rights violations and includes indicators of human rights violations in its supplier audit programs. Additionally, Sensata publishes an annual Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement in accordance with the United Kingdom Modern Slavery Act of 2015 and the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010.

Principles of responsible sourcing are incorporated in our supply chain management system and Trade Compliance Program through the tracking and reporting of the use of Conflict Minerals in accordance with United States Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act).  Requests for Sensata's most recently prepared Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (CMRT) should be made through [email protected].

Sensata also maintains a Material Content Management Program to address compliance with REACH, RoHS and ELV European Directives, California Proposition 65,  and similar legislation across the globe. Inquiries regarding material content should be addressed to [email protected].

Supplier Requirements related to responsible sourcing are described in Sensata's Supplier Code of Conduct and Global Supplier Quality Manual (GSQM).

Notice of 2020 Conflict Minerals Reporting Initiative

Under the terms of Sensata’s Purchase Orders, Supplier Code of Conduct, and Conflict Minerals Policy, Suppliers that provide parts that contain, or may contain Tantalum, Tin, Tungsten, and Gold ( 3TG) are required to provide Sensata with an annual Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (CMRT).

With the support of Assent Compliance, Sensata will begin its 2020 CMRT Campaign in July, and requests that its suppliers provide their 2020 CMRT before the end of September 2020.

Suppliers should note that if their Company-level 2020 CMRT indicates a smelter in their supply chain that is sanctioned by the United States Government, or which is not conflict-free as defined by the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas (Third Edition), Sensata will (i) request a Product-level CMRT for the parts or materials that are sold to Sensata by that Supplier, and (ii) if the use of such entities or smelters is confirmed in the Product-Level CMRT, require corrective actions by the Supplier to eliminate such smelters from Sensata’s supply chain.

Suppliers will receive notice of the start of the 2020 CMRT Campaign from Assent Compliance.

CMRTs and inquiries regarding CMRTs may be sent directly to Assent at [email protected].

Questions regarding Sensata’s CMRT Policy and reporting process should be sent to Sensata’s Environmental, Social and Governance Compliance Team at [email protected].

Business Continuity and Emergency Response Planning

It is Sensata's policy to provide a safe and secure working environment at Sensata-owned or leased facilities, and to conduct its business in a way that minimizes, and to the extent feasible or as required by law, eliminates unacceptable risks to the safety of its employees and contractors, and the communities in which it does business, and is protective of the interests of its investors and customers. 

Accordingly, Sensata's Facilities are required to prepare, and periodically update as appropriate, a location-specific Emergency Response Plan (ERP) in accordance with this policy and applicable local laws and regulations, train employees and contractors, and to brief and coordinate with community representatives, including first responders, law enforcement, and /or other governmental authorities that will be relied upon to support the ERP on the relevant scope and requirements of the plan.

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Reporting

Sensata's Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Compliance Team supports the internal tracking of relevant sustainability indicators and coordinates the reporting of sustainability information in a manner that is consistent with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) principles.

ESG data is currently disclosed by Sensata to customers and other stakeholders upon request. Additionally, Sensata discloses ESG data on an annual basis through CDP, Sustainalytics, FTSE4Good Index,  EcoVadis, RobecoSAM and NQC Auto.

For questions regarding Sensata's sustainability goals, targets, and disclosures, please contact Sensata's ESG Team at [email protected].


Relevant Sustainability Policies, Documents and Links