Thousands of techies from around the world have been drooling over drones and swooning over self-driving cars since CES 2016 kicked off in Las Vegas earlier this week.
But for Best Buy, the conversations will go beyond the latest and greatest consumer electronics. We’ll also be at CES to explore the less-visible sides of tech innovation: finding sustainable solutions for our business and our customers.
On Jan. 8, Laura Bishop, vice president of Public Affairs & Sustainability at Best Buy, will sit on a panel to discuss the opportunities the entire industry faces as we aspire to be responsible manufacturers and retailers. Joining her on the panel will be some of our business partners including:
- Nate Hurst, Sustainability Innovation Officer, HP
- Mark Newton, Head of Regulatory and Environmental Affairs, Samsung Electronics America
- Rhonda Clark, Chief Sustainabilty Officer and Vice President of Environmental Affairs, UPS
At Best Buy, we approach sustainability from a product lifecycle management perspective. It starts with product design and working to reduce the amount of material we use in our own manufacturing and packaging.
We know that technology can help consumers live more sustainably. By offering an ever-expanding array of “Connected Home” solutions for managing personal and home energy use, we help consumers save energy costs, improve home security and realize other advantages.
We also help our customers enjoy their consumer electronics and appliances for as long as possible. Our Geek Squad Agents repair millions of products a year and Best Buy’s Trade-In program gives electronics a second life with new owners.
Finally, we offer the convenience of an in-store and in-home recycling program for our customers. We’ve recycled more than a billion pounds of electronics and appliances so far.
As technology– from the practical to the outrageous– is previewed at CES 2016, we will be there too, highlighting the latest and greatest sustainable solutions.