Sustainability

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25 Aug: Best Buy to power 57 Texas locations with clean solar energy

Best Buy has committed to be carbon neutral across our business by 2040, and we’re taking another big step toward that goal by expanding our use of renewable energy.

We recently signed a 10-year agreement with Constellation, a leading energy company, to power 57 stores and a 600,000-square-foot distribution center with solar energy sourced from the 140-megawatt Big Star Solar project that is currently in development in Texas. Our portion of the project is expected to produce approximately 46,845 megawatt hours per year.

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30 Jun: A world of good: Highlights from our latest ESG report

This past year challenged us all in ways we could not have anticipated, but that only pushed us at Best Buy to focus even more on helping our planet, employees and communities.

Today we released our annual environmental, social and governance (ESG) report. It highlights our efforts to deliver on our purpose to enrich lives through technology and how we’re working together across the company to have a positive impact on the world. From making Juneteenth a paid company holiday to investing in renewable energy, the report dives into our story over the past year.

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09 Jun: How to create a techy, eco-friendly backyard

As we enter summer, we’ll all be spending more time outside. That makes this the perfect time to create an outdoor oasis in your backyard.

Technology can enhance your outdoor space where you’ll want to relax with your friends and family all summer long. And you can do it in a way that is good for the environment, too.

“Backyards have become an extension of the home,” said Javier Davila, a Best Buy Home Expert from Laredo, Texas. “When I create a solution for a customer, it’s vital to think of the experience of outdoor entertaining.”

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20 Apr: Best Buy Named ENERGY STAR Partner Of The Year For 8th Year In A Row

For the eighth consecutive year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has named Best Buy as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year.

We’ve also received the distinction of Sustained Excellence for being awarded Partner of the Year for more than two straight years. The Sustained Excellence award is the highest honor from the ENERGY STAR program.

We are proud of this recognition and the work we do every day to help our customers save energy. That includes our commitment to help our customers reduce their own carbon emissions 20% by 2030 through the use of ENERGY STAR certified products, saving more than $5 billion on their energy bills.

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22 Mar: Reducing our impact on the planet and its water sources

March 22 is World Water Day, and to celebrate, we’re sharing some of Best Buy’s latest efforts to reduce our impact on the planet and its water sources.

As a company, we rely on quality freshwater for the restrooms, kitchen areas and irrigation systems at our stores, distribution centers and corporate offices. Our customers, meanwhile, rely on water for appliances like washing machines and dishwashers.

Here’s a quick look at some steps we’re taking to cut back on how much water we use.

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21 Mar: How We’re Creating a More Sustainable Planet, Together

For decades, we’ve strived to create a more sustainable world for the communities we serve, because our customers and employees expect it and the planet demands it.

To do our part, we’ve set two ambitious environmental goals:

  • Reduce carbon emissions in our operations by 75% by 2030 (over 2009 baseline) and become carbon neutral by 2040.
  • Reduce carbon emissions for our customers by 20% by 2030 (over 2017 baseline), helping them save $5 billion on utility costs over the life of the ENERGY STAR products they buy.
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21 Mar: Helping our customers reduce their carbon footprints

At Best Buy, we’re committed to reducing our impact on the planet. And we want to help our customers to do the same.

We know many people care about sustainability and want to use less energy at home.  So, we’re helping them reduce their carbon footprints and save money in the process.

In fact, we’ve set a goal to help our customers reduce their own carbon emissions 20% by 2030 through the use of ENERGY STAR certified products. That would also help them save more than $5 billion on their energy bills.

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21 Mar: Sustainable Tech To Help You Go Green This Earth Month

April is Earth Month, and many of us are paying a little closer attention to our impact on the environment.

Best Buy assorts a wide variety of products that can help you live more sustainably. That means tech that helps you save energy, use less water and reduce waste.

Living more sustainably doesn’t have to mean changing your entire lifestyle. Just a few small adjustments can make a big difference.

Here are some examples of products that can help you do that.

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02 Mar: Best Buy Signs The Climate Pledge, Accelerating Sustainability Goals

Sustainability has been at the core of what we do at Best Buy for decades, and now we’re making our biggest commitment yet to positively impact the planet.

Today, we announced we have signed The Climate Pledge, a commitment to be carbon neutral across our business by 2040 — a decade faster than our previous goal of 2050.

The Climate Pledge was co-founded by Amazon and Global Optimism in 2019 to mobilize companies across multiple business sectors to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2040, 10 years ahead of the United Nations’ Paris Agreement on Climate Change.

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23 Feb: Best Buy Tops Barron’s List of 100 Most Sustainable Companies

Best Buy is proud to rank No. 1 on Barron’s prestigious list of 100 Most Sustainable Companies for the second time.

We previously achieved this honor in 2019 and have now placed in the top five for four straight years. We ranked No. 5 last year.

This recognizes our company’s leadership across a comprehensive range of areas, from workplace diversity to carbon reduction. We aim to be a good corporate citizen in our interactions with all stakeholders, including employees, customers, vendors, our communities and the environment.

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20 Feb: Best Buy Celebrates U.S. Re-Entry Into Paris Climate Agreement

As the U.S. officially re-enters the Paris Climate Agreement, Best Buy is reaffirming our support for the agreement and our commitment to fighting climate change.

The agreement, adopted by 196 parties at COP21 in 2015, is an international climate treaty to limit global warming to below 2 degrees Celsius. That’s a threshold that scientists warn we need to meet to avoid irreversible damage to the planet.

Last year, we joined more than 1,700 other organizations in support of the Paris Climate Agreement.

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28 Dec: How to Recycle (or Trade In) Your Old Tech

Now that the holiday season is over, you might find yourself with tech gadgets you won’t be using anymore. But don’t throw anything out just yet.

Did you know that there are ways to get more out of that old tech and help the environment, too?  

About 50 million tons of e-waste is thrown away each year, but Best Buy makes it easy to give your tech a second life. In fact, we’ve helped our customers recycle more than 2 billion pounds of electronics and appliances since 2009.  

And who knows, maybe the laptop, video games or tablet you don’t need anymore can take on a new form and become fiber-optic cables or even an airplane.