Social and Environmental Responsibility at AP Sensing
AP Sensing monitors your assets, whether it's your power grid, traffic tunnel or regional train system. But we realize that there are other assets worth protecting.
As a successful, mid-sized company, we are proud to have several ongoing initiatives to contribute where we can and help others in need. This is made possible not only thanks to our employees, but through a worldwide network of committed business partners - their efforts are a major reason for our continued success.
Passion for Plants
Starting in the last quarter of 2019, AP Sensing has committed to planting 100 trees for each fiber optic sensing interrogator (DTS/DAS/DVS) that we sell, plus planting additional trees to offset our business travel. Through our nonprofit partner WeForest, AP Sensing invests into a project in Malawi, which has environmental impacts such as decreased pollution, improved air quality, reduced effects of climate change, and increased biodiversity and animal habitats.
At AP Sensing we work with passion for our customers and value corporate social responsibility. We are not only Leading the Way with Passion but also have passion for our environment – Passion for Plants.
Passion for People
At the end of every year, we donate to people in need through a charitable organization such as CARE or Doctors without Borders. This year we chose a project in Nairobi, Kenya that provides children and adolescents with access to educational and vocational training. Indirectly, this project also contributes to the community and families of these young people. In 2019, our donation has provided funding for 200 children and 20 vocational training scholarships for adolescents.
Some of AP Sensing's previous Christmas donations have supported:
- re-integration into society and medical care for child soldiers in Southern Sudan (2018);
- educational support for prospective engineers in Somalia (2017);
- training programs for Syrian refugee families in Jordan (2016);
- aid for Syrian refugees (2015);
- construction of primary schools and improved nutrition for students in the Andes of Bolivia (2014); and
- early childhood education and dental care for refugee children in Kenya (2013).
AP Sensing Policy for a Responsible Global Supply Chain of Conflict Materials
In 2010, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act became law in the United States. Section 1502 of the Act relates to "conflict minerals” which are defined as:
- Tantalum, tin, tungsten and gold, refined from columbite-tantalite (also known as coltan), cassiterite, wolframite and gold ores, respectively;
- Originating from the Democratic Republic of Congo and its adjoining countries — Angola, Central African Republic, Burundi, Congo, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia (the Conflict Area); and
- The mining and trading of which are used to fund armed conflict in the Conflict Area.
Please click here to access the complete and official policy document for AP Sensing with regard to the global supply chain of conflict minerals.
*The photos used on this page are copyright CARE Christine Harth 2019 & Doctors without Borders 2018.