Best Buy sustainability

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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.

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11 Feb: EPA Honors Best Buy for Recycling Program

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) named Best Buy a Gold Tier Award Winner at the agency’s National Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Program Electronics Challenge ceremonies in Washington, D.C. on Thursday.

The EPA distinction recognizes our commitment to electronics recycling, transparent management practices and consumer education throughout 2014. In that year alone, we sent 61,000 tons of electronics to certified recyclers. Recycling that amount is equal to taking 31,000 passenger vehicles off the road for a whole year.

Our recycling program is a key part of a larger Best Buy product stewardship story.

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06 Apr: Best Buy Named ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Again

We are a big fan of ENERGY STAR® products – they save our customers money and they help the environment by using less energy. And we are proud to say that ENERGY STAR likes us, too.

The Environmental Protection Agency named Best Buy 2015 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – for the second year in a row.

Here are a few ways that we spread the good word about ENERGY STAR:

  • Best Buy prominently features ENERGY STAR on, where more than 1 billion visitors each year can learn about and identify ENERGY STAR certified products.
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04 Mar: Best Buy Is Talking Trash

Teaming up with Recycle Across America, Best Buy transformed its corporate campus with the latest and greatest in recycling and composting.

The practice of recycling has been around for decades, but waste remains a global issue. At Best Buy, we are looking to achieve an 85 percent landfill diversion rate of recyclable waste from our corporate campus, large-format stores, logistics and service centers by 2020.

How are we going to do this? Several initiatives are in progress in our stores and distribution centers to drive down the amount of material going to landfill and increase the volume diverted for recycling.

Connected Home In Store

12 Jan: A Smart Home is also a Sustainable Home

Not only do Connected Home products make your life easier and provide peace of mind, they provide additional environmental benefits, turning your smart home into a sustainable one. Automating your home’s temperature, lighting and other appliances reduces wasted energy when you are not home and saves you money in the process. Going one step further, you can monitor and start conserving water when irrigating your lawn.

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They save energy and money by not heating or cooling an empty house.

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.