It was another banner year for Best Buy’s sustainability work. Today we released our 2016 Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability Report, in which we detail the many ways we positively impacted our communities. It’s where we explain our key social and environmental issues, the progress we’ve made during the year and our goals for the future.
Here are a few highlights:
Climate change was front and center. We attended the United Nations global climate negotiations (COP21), signed onto the American Business Act for Climate Change and reset our absolute carbon reduction goal to 45 percent by 2020.
We strengthened our commitment to human rights. We continue to align our practices with the United Nation’s Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGP) and released an updated Human Rights Statement pledging this.
We helped teens learn essential technology skills. We operated eight Best Buy Teen Tech Centers (with four more in the works) and held Geek Squad Academy events in 29 cities, inspiring thousands of teens in underserved communities to become the new generation of engineers, entrepreneurs, teachers, designers and dreamers.
Everything we accomplished is because of our 125,000 unique, dedicated and innovative employees. Read our full 2016 Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability report here, and for the latest on Best Buy sustainability, follow @BestBuyCSR on Twitter.