Carbon Emissions


19 Jun: Best Buy sets first goal to help consumers reduce carbon emissions and save billions on utilities as it commits to further reduce its own carbon use

MINNEAPOLIS – (June 19, 2019) – After reducing its carbon emissions more than 50 percent, Best Buy is committing to achieve an even greater impact. For the first time, the company has set a goal to help consumers reduce their carbon emissions by 20 percent* and save $5 billion on utility costs by 2030, while it works to decrease its own emissions 75 percent** over the same period.

The new goals were announced today by Best Buy at the Circularity19 conference in Minneapolis and are included in its latest Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report.

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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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19 Oct: Our Renewed Commitment to Act on Climate Change

Today we are proud that Best Buy is joining other leading U.S. companies in signing the American Business Act Pledge on Climate Change.

This is an historic moment for Best Buy. In our pledge, we committed to further advancing our efforts toward addressing this global challenge. Here’s what we said:

  • We will reduce our own carbon emissions by 45 percent by 2020 from operational reductions and renewable sourcing. This science-based goal builds on our 2014 achievement of a 26 percent reduction in carbon emissions within our operations.