Climate Change


20 Feb: Best Buy Celebrates U.S. Re-Entry Into Paris Climate Agreement

As the U.S. officially re-enters the Paris Climate Agreement, Best Buy is reaffirming our support for the agreement and our commitment to fighting climate change.

The agreement, adopted by 196 parties at COP21 in 2015, is an international climate treaty to limit global warming to below 2 degrees Celsius. That’s a threshold that scientists warn we need to meet to avoid irreversible damage to the planet.

Last year, we joined more than 1,700 other organizations in support of the Paris Climate Agreement.


08 Dec: Best Buy Named to CDP’s 2020 Climate A List

Best Buy has been named to CDP’s prestigious Climate A List for the fourth consecutive year, demonstrating our continued leadership in addressing climate change.

The recognition is based on our actions to cut emissions, mitigate climate risks and foster the development of a low-carbon economy. We are one of only five retailers on the list.

“We are a purposeful, values-driven company,” said Hugh Cherne, associate director of sustainability at Best Buy. “Our decade-long CDP engagement has led to a deeper understanding of climate risks and opportunities, and it has reinforced our commitment to safeguard our communities’ well-being.”

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22 Jan: Best Buy named to top tier of companies fighting climate change

Best Buy’s environmental report card is out – and we’re at the top of the class when it comes to tackling climate change.

It’s a big deal for us because CDP (formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project) is the global authority on environmental issues, including climate change.

This is the third time CDP has recognized Best Buy as an environmental leader on the Climate A List. The distinction puts Best Buy among the top 5 percent of companies participating in CDP’s climate change program.

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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.


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.

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21 Dec: Five Takeaways from the Global Climate Conference

Laura Bishop spoke to educators from Climate Generation at COP21 about the role of business in climate change.

Just two weeks ago, 187 countries gathered in Paris and unanimously agreed to reduce their carbon emissions to confront climate change. I witnessed this historic achievement and returned home both energized and hopeful. Here’s why:

Our world is united.

This remarkable agreement resulted from the public and private sectors working together to forge a global pact to keep global warming well below 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit), with a target of below 1.5 C (2.7 F). 


04 Nov: Best Buy Achieves Coveted CDP Climate Change A List

Best Buy has been awarded a prized position on the CDP Climate A List for our efforts to reduce carbon emissions in the past year.

The commendation puts Best Buy in the top 5 percent of thousands of companies that submit annual emissions data and climate management strategies to CDP (formerly Carbon Disclosure Project).

We are in good company. Other corporate “A Listers” now include sustainability powerhouses and partners such as Apple, Google, LG, Microsoft, Samsung, Sony and Sprint.

The A List designation comes shortly after Best Buy set a new goal to reduce carbon emissions by 45 percent by 2020 and signed the American Business Act Pledge on Climate Change.

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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.