Sustainability

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02 Apr: Think Blue When You Want to Go Green

Best Buy loves Earth Month.

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Every minute Best Buy stores are open, Best Buy’s helping people recycle 400 pounds of electronics and by offering the convenience  of in-store drop-off.

Meanwhile, Trade-In options and plentiful Energy Star certified products will put green in everyone’s pockets.

 

Try out top-notch Trade-In options

Watch this month for multiple Trade-In deals worth up to several hundred dollars in Best Buy gift cards.

And seeing that Best Buy’s Trade-In program accepts more than 11,000 different consumer electronics items, there’s good reason to clear out that closet cluttered with old gadgets and get a clean conscience too.

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23 Oct: Best Buy Gets Top Recycling Honors

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Best Buy received the first-ever eCycling Leadership Award from the Consumer Electronics Association. Best Buy was the only retailer and only one of four companies to receive the award, which recognizes consumer electronics companies that are recycling above and beyond any level mandated by government.

Best Buy has the most comprehensive appliance and electronics recycling programs in the U.S. We  recycle 409 pounds of electronics each minute our stores are open and customers can recycle their electronics and appliances for free at any Best Buy location nationwide – no matter how old it is or where it was purchased.

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01 Oct: Best Buy Offers 10 Tips to Reduce Energy Consumption

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How much energy do you consume? October is Energy Awareness Month and Best Buy is here to help you reduce your personal energy consumption and save money:

  • Know Your Energy Consumption. Awareness is the key and the U.S. EPA Home Energy Yardstick is a great way to find out where your home’s energy use is compared to similar homes and climates.
  • Find New Ways to Save Energy. The average home’s annual energy bill is $2,200 and energy-efficient products can save you money.

23 Sep: Best Buy Tops Retailers in Carbon Performance Rankings

Best Buy beat out all other retailers in the 2013 Standard & Poor’s 500 Index (S&P 500) Climate Change Report. The report ranks America’s largest companies’ actions to improving their impact on the environment. Best Buy received “Leadership” status for both performance and disclosure categories this year – the only retailer to receive both.

Best Buy has demonstrated its commitment to reducing its carbon footprint by using less energy in stores, finding more efficient ways to transport products, and reducing fuel used by Geek Squad vehicles.

12 Sep: Best Buy Named to Dow Jones Sustainability Index

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Best Buy was named in the longest-running global sustainability rankings – the Dow Jones Index for Sustainable Investing. It measures company sustainability, which is how businesses operate socially, environmentally and economically. Best Buy increased its performance two points from last year and moved up the retail rankings from the 68th percentile to the 84th percentile. Compared with other retail companies in North America, Best Buy scored 20 points above the average.

The Index is the official sustainability performance ranking of the largest 600 North American companies.

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20 Jun: Best Buy Releases Fiscal 2013 Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability Report

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MINNEAPOLIS – June 20, 2013:  Best Buy is consistently recognized for its sustainability leadership by the retail and consumer electronics industries. With today’s release of the company’s Fiscal 2013 Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability Report, Best Buy further demonstrates its continued leadership role in positively impacting the world.

We hope you find this information useful. To view the full report, please visit www.bby.com/sustainability.

Media Contact:

Jeremy Baier
jeremy.baier@bestbuy.com

09 Nov: STATEMENT: Best Buy Named on 2012 Dow Jones Sustainability Index Second Year in a Row

MINNEAPOLIS, November 9, 2012 – Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) has announced the inclusion of Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE: BBY), the global leader in consumer electronics, on the 2012 Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the second year in a row. The index is produced in conjunction with SAM’s Corporate Sustainability Assessment and uses a best-in-class approach to measure and compare companies, across 57 industries, on environmental, social and corporate governance. It is also used by investors around the world to evaluate leadership and risk management.

02 Nov: Best Buy Debuts Exclusive Insignia LED Light Bulb With Improved Features for Easier Adoption of LED Lighting

MINNEAPOLIS, November 2, 2012 – Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE: BBY), the industry leader in consumer electronics, today announced a new LED light bulb. Powered by Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) LEDs, the new bulb is designed with improved features to make adoption of LED lighting easier for consumers. The Insignia LED bulb, available exclusively at Best Buy, was developed in partnership with local Twin Cities inventor, Dave Carroll, and offers distinct advantages over existing LED bulbs on the market today.

Unlike other LED bulbs, the Insignia LED light bulb looks like a traditional incandescent light bulb, a familiar bulb shape for consumers, and provides a more ambient, omni-directional light.

09 Oct: Best Buy Gets a 96A from the CDP for Carbon Performance & Climate Change Disclosure

MINNEAPOLIS, October 9, 2012 – Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE:BBY) received its highest score ever from the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), which represents 655 institutional investors with $78 trillion in assets, for its performance and approach to the disclosure of climate change information.

Best Buy was recognized by the CDP in both the Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI), scoring a 96 for disclosure, and the Carbon Performance Leadership Index (CPLI), scoring an “A” for performance. The combined score of 96A is tied for the second-highest score among S&P 500 companies, and is the highest combined score among retailers.

23 May: Best Buy Awards More Than $1 Million to 2012 Scholarship Program Winners

MINNEAPOLIS, May 23, 2012 – Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE:BBY) today announced the 2012 Best Buy Scholarship Program winners, each of whom will receive a $1,000 scholarship for demonstrating excellence in academic achievements, volunteer efforts and work experience. This year, scholarships will be awarded to 1,106 students in grades 9-12, living in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, who plan to enter a full-time undergraduate course of study upon high school graduation. Best Buy and Best Buy Children’s Foundation are focused on opportunities to help teen students prepare for a brighter future with dollars for college tuition.

11 May: STATEMENT: Best Buy Recognized Among Nation’s Green Powered Organizations By U.S. EPA

MINNEAPOLIS, May 11, 2012 – Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE:BBY) has been named to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) top 50 list of the largest green power purchasers. In 2011, Best Buy purchased nearly 119 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green power – electricity generated from renewable resources, such as wind, solar, geothermal, biogas, biomass and low-impact hydro – demonstrating a proactive choice to support renewable energy alternatives.

To view the entire list,visit: http://www.epa.gov/greenpower/toplists/.

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