Best Buy is proud to be named as one of Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable U.S. Companies for the sixth year in a row.
This year, we’re the top-ranked retailer, coming in at No. 7. We’ve ranked in the Top 10 since the list came out in 2018.
Barron’s looks at the 1,000 largest publicly held companies in the U.S. and ranks them on more than 230 performance indicators. This includes workplace diversity, carbon reduction, how companies performed for key stakeholders, community engagement and more.
This year, Barron’s worked with Calvert Research and Management, a leader in ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) investing, to grade the companies.
Best Buy’s ESG efforts
This recognition reflects our continued work to make a positive impact on our world and the people in it, including:
- Collecting 2.7 billion pounds of electronics and appliances for recycling since 2009.
- Reducing our carbon emissions by 62% and investing in renewable energy like solar, making progress towards our goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2040.
- Prioritizing our five-year plan to promote our Inclusion, Diversity and Equity efforts to ensure a more equitable workplace for all our employees.
- Expanding our network of Best Buy Teen Tech Centers® to more than 50 nationwide. The program, an initiative of the Best Buy Foundation, provides technology, tools, training, and mentorship to young people from disinvested communities. Our goal is to build 100 centers by 2025.
- Adding new employee benefits, such as a new benefit from Joshin, which is a support system for disability and neurodivergence in the workplace and life to support all Best Buy employees and their families.
- Embracing gender diversity at the highest levels of our company, where 45% of our board of directors are female, including our CEO Corie Barry.