ESG

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28 Apr: Best Buy earns first TRUE certification for zero waste

We have long been committed to making a positive impact on the planet and the communities we serve, and that journey has pushed us to continually find new ways to make our business even more sustainable.

Today, we’re proud to announce that our Reverse Logistics Center in Chino, California, has earned Best Buy’s first TRUE certification for zero waste. Over the last year, the supply chain facility was able to divert more than 99.67% of its solid waste from landfills.

TRUE (Total Resource Use and Efficiency) certification helps facilities define, pursue and achieve zero waste goals, which increases their resource efficiency, cuts their carbon footprint, and supports public health.

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20 Apr: Best Buy Named ENERGY STAR Partner Of The Year For 8th Year In A Row

For the eighth consecutive year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has named Best Buy as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year.

We’ve also received the distinction of Sustained Excellence for being awarded Partner of the Year for more than two straight years. The Sustained Excellence award is the highest honor from the ENERGY STAR program.

We are proud of this recognition and the work we do every day to help our customers save energy. That includes our commitment to help our customers reduce their own carbon emissions 20% by 2030 through the use of ENERGY STAR certified products, saving more than $5 billion on their energy bills.

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16 Nov: Best Buy Celebrates Decade on Dow Jones Sustainability Index

Best Buy has been named to the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the 10th consecutive year.

Only five U.S. retailers were included on this year’s index, which identifies leaders in environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance.

The Dow Jones Sustainability Index serves as an important bench-marking tool for investors who incorporate sustainability performance into their portfolios. It analyzes a variety of criteria, including carbon reduction, human rights and corporate governance.

Being included on the index reflects our broader approach to corporate responsibility and sustainability.

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30 Oct: Best Buy Ranks No. 12 on Best ESG Companies List

We take great pride in how we treat our employees, our planet and the communities we serve — and that’s only become more important to us during the COVID-19 pandemic.

That’s why we’re honored to rank No. 12 on Investor’s Business Daily’s 2020 Best ESG Companies list, which recognizes the top 50 businesses that are “doing well for humankind and the environment, but also doing right for investors.” We’re this year’s top-ranked retailer.  

The pandemic has magnified the importance of environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices.

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22 Jun: Best Buy Unveils South Carolina Solar Field

Best Buy has cut our carbon footprint in half since 2009, and now we’re making our biggest commitment yet to renewable energy.

In collaboration with solar developer X-Elio and U.S. Bank, we are proud to unveil the Best Buy Solar Field in Martin, South Carolina. This project will produce 174,000 megawatt hours of clean electricity per year for the local power grid — enough to power the equivalent of 260 Best Buy stores for an entire year.

The Best Buy Solar Field underscores our commitment to enriching lives through technology.