Best Buy sustainability


16 Dec: Here are 5 eco-friendly holiday gift ideas

Are you struggling to find the perfect gift for someone on your list? How about giving a gift you can feel good about giving – a sustainable one from Best Buy.

Here are a few products that are eco-friendly, meaning they’ll help save resources, reduce single-use containers or are made from recycled materials. They also use the latest technology, too.

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07 May: Best Buy Named to 100 Best Corporate Citizens List for Third Year

For the third year in a row, Corporate Responsibility Magazine has named Best Buy to its list of 100 Best Corporate Citizens.

The rankings are based on 260 data points, including environmental management, climate change, human rights, employee relations, corporate governance, philanthropy and financial performance. 

Our position has steadily increased over the past three years, from 100 in 2016, to 72 in 2017 to 59 in 2018.

Being a good corporate citizen is not only the right thing to do, it’s good for business.

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26 Oct: Best Buy to Reduce Carbon Emissions 60% by 2020

Best Buy today announced a new goal to reduce carbon emissions 60 percent by 2020. 

This follows yesterday’s announcement in which we committed to prepare 1 million underserved teens for tech-reliant jobs each year by 2020. Together, these commitments demonstrate our holistic approach to positively impact people, communities and the environment.

Best Buy’s Chief Sustainability Officer, Laura Bishop, will speak at the annual BSR conference today and connect recent natural disasters to the company’s heightened plans for fast-tracking operational improvements and renewable sourcing.

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15 Sep: Best Buy Named to Dow Jones Sustainability Index for 7th Year

Best Buy has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) for the seventh consecutive year.

The indices are the official sustainability performance ranking of the largest 2,500 companies in the world. They follow a best-in-class approach to measure and compare companies on environmental, social and corporate governance criteria. The indices serve as a benchmarking tool for investors who incorporate sustainability performance into their portfolios.

This year, Best Buy increased its overall score, placing among the top 10 retailers in the world.

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21 Jun: Best Buy Releases Latest Sustainability Report; Exceeds Carbon Goal

Today Best Buy released its fiscal year 2017 Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability Report. What’s the big news? We set out to reduce our carbon emissions 45 percent by 2020 (over a 2009 baseline) and, at the end of 2016, we reached nearly 47 percent.

We are committed to addressing climate change. But that’s not all.

At Best Buy, we are focusing our efforts to positively impact the world in three areas: our communities, our environment and our people. It’s the work we call Best Buy for Good.


06 Apr: Best Buy Named ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year for Fourth Year

For the fourth year in a row, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) honored Best Buy with the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award.

We are thrilled to receive this honor for our commitment to educating our customers on the benefits of energy efficiency and promoting the ENERGY STAR label in our stores and online.

At Best Buy, we have long recognized the benefit of partnering with ENERGY STAR, which not only lowers our customers’ utility bills, but also reduces environmental impacts in the communities we serve.


22 Nov: Best Buy Receives Green Purchasing Award

For the second year in a row, Best Buy has been recognized by Office Depot for leadership in green purchasing for our goods not for resale – or products we use to run our business – think office supplies, furniture and cleaning solutions. Best Buy is the only retailer to receive this distinguished award.

Award winners were selected from Office Depot’s largest 1,000 customers based on how much these customers invest in sustainable products. Office Depot calls this “green spend,” a calculation based on products that save energy, avoid waste or use safer chemicals.

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18 Nov: Best Buy’s Commitment To Carbon Reduction

A year ago, I participated in the COP 21 Climate Negotiations in Paris. It was a historic moment as nearly 200 countries came together to agree to take important steps to address climate change by reducing global temperatures through the reduction of carbon emissions and other measures.

Now, as COP22 convenes in Marrakesh, Morocco, world leaders are again discussing action items to ensure that the agreed-upon measures come to fruition. We believe that it is important for Best Buy to remain engaged with leading companies and the rest of the world in a commitment to aggressive, science-based carbon reduction.

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06 Oct: You’re Sustainable, but Are Your Roommates?

So you’re living in your first apartment. Freedom! But you’re also paying the bills now. And let’s be honest, you’d rather spend your money on a night out than on your electric bill, right?

October is Energy Awareness Month, so we’re sharing a few easy ways to save energy and money in your first place:

  • Ask your landlord to change overhead lights to LED – they are energy efficient and last a long time.
  • While you’re talking to your landlord, ask them to install a smart thermostat.
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10 Jun: In Environmental Awards Season, Green is the New Black

In environmental awards season, we don’t talk about who wore it best, but who’s doing the right thing for the planet and society. Along with many of our peers, Best Buy has earned time in the spotlight from several noteworthy organizations this spring.

Best Buy placed 27th on the 2016 Newsweek Green Rankings of the top 500 U.S. companies. Up eight spots overall from last year, we retained the second spot among U.S. retailers and first among specialty retailers. Based on research from Corporate Knights Capital and HIP (Human Impact + Profit)  Investor Inc.,

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09 Mar: Best Buy Receives EPA Climate Leadership Award

Best Buy was honored for its leadership in addressing climate change on Tuesday during the Climate Leadership Conference in Seattle.

The company received the Climate Leadership Award for Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management. The award acknowledges our public reporting and verification of greenhouse gas inventories, as well as our aggressive emissions reduction goals.

Best Buy recently set a new goal to reduce carbon emissions 45 percent by 2020. This science-based goal builds on the 26 percent reduction in carbon achieved in our operations last year.

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08 Mar: It’s Getting Hot in Here: How Rising Temperatures Affect Best Buy

February was hot, hot, hot. In fact, it was the hottest recorded month in history, according to newly released data. That news follows NASA’s announcement that 2015 was the hottest year ever.

Why does this matter to Best Buy? To start, rising temps lead to rising energy costs. And as temperatures rise, there’s more extreme weather, such as floods, droughts and hurricanes. These events affect our employees, customers and the environment. In 2015, extreme weather impacted nearly half of our locations – forcing closures and, in some cases, damaging merchandise.