IMG_9359 blog

05 Dec: Best Buy to attend U.N. Climate negotiations


Best Buy is heading to COP24, the United Nations conference where government officials, nonprofits and businesses from around the world are meeting to negotiate collective action on climate change.

Best Buy’s director of environmental sustainability and compliance, Alexis Ludwig-Vogen, will be attending this historic event. We sat down with her to discuss her upcoming trip to Katowice, Poland.

Why you are attending COP24?

I am thrilled to be part of Climate Generation’s Window into COP24 program. Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy is an organization dedicated to climate education, youth leadership and citizen engagement for innovative climate change solutions.


25 Jun: Best Buy Reports on Sustainability Progress, Goals for 2020

Best Buy today released our latest Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability Report, including two new sustainability goals as part of our Best Buy 2020 growth strategy.

This report is where we annually share our commitments and progress in the areas of community, people and the environment. We have seen increased interest from consumers and investors for companies to make a positive impact on the world.

For Best Buy, sustainability has been a priority for more than a decade, and we are proud of our successes, which not only benefit our stakeholders but make good business sense too.


08 Dec: Best Buy Is A Climate A-Lister

Best Buy has been recognized as a global leader in addressing climate change, securing a spot on the prestigious CDP Climate A List for the second time.

This distinction, awarded Thursday, puts Best Buy among the top 5 percent of companies participating in CDP’s climate change program, which is regarded as the “honor roll” for environmental stewardship. Best Buy is one of only two U.S. retailers named to this year’s list of 120 companies.

Reducing carbon in our operations has been a key focus at Best Buy for nearly a decade.


16 Nov: Perfect Marks For Carbon Efforts! We’re Hanging This Award on the Fridge

I’m especially proud to work at Best Buy because today we join an elite group of S&P 500 companies recognized by CDP for leadership in carbon reduction and disclosure.

CDP released its S&P 500 Annual Report, including the Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index, in which Best Buy received the maximum score of 100. Adding to our “A” designation for our carbon reduction program, Best Buy achieved a perfect score.

The report also features Best Buy as a leader in the retail sector, including this comment from Public Affairs & Sustainability Vice President Laura Bishop: “Best Buy is committed to sustaining our planet and our communities.

Recycle tile 1

23 Jun: Best Buy Ranked 2nd Among Greenest Retailers

It’s not easy being green, a wise frog once said. But shouldn’t it be easy?

At Best Buy, we believe being sustainable is good for business, and we have proof. Contrary to the old adage that it costs more to be “green” – it really can save money. Our recent 20% carbon reduction attainment saved Best Buy more than $50 million. Our leaders get it – they made sustainability a priority even through the Company’s turnaround.

It’s also easy to say you’re a “green” company.


28 May: Best Buy’s Carbon-Reduction Efforts Commended by U.S. Department of Energy

Best Buy’s five-year-long drive to reduce its carbon footprint by at least 20 percent by 2020 was recognized as an unparalleled retailer achievement at U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) White House ceremonies in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday night.

The reduction is part of the company’s effort to address climate change.

Thanks to a combination of an industry-leading energy management system, store lighting retrofit and improved fleet and distribution practices, Best Buy was commended for exceeding its goal and reducing emissions by 26 percent since 2010.