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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.

Recycle Right

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.

Before and After Lighting

20 Feb: Brighter, Better and Energy Efficient: New Lights at 800 Best Buy Stores

We transitioned the stores from high wattage, high-bay metal halide fixtures (think old gymnasium lights) to more efficient, lower wattage fluorescent fixtures. It reduced our lighting energy usage by nearly half – the equivalent of removing more than 12,000 households from the grid. And it’s saving the company money.

This was a simple change that could be scaled across the chain, creating big results. It’s getting us much closer to our goal of reducing carbon emissions by 20 percent by 2020.