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03 Jan: Best Buy brothers run Minneapolis vintage apparel store

Brothers Luis and Salvador Salado-Herrera balance full-time Best Buy careers with running their own vintage streetwear store with their younger brother, Daniel.

The store, called Bro Bros Closet, has expanded over the last seven years from an online-only operation to a physical location in south Minneapolis where the brothers focus on building relationships with customers and their community.

“When we’re able to help customers find a nostalgic item or something that brings a smile to their face, that’s the most rewarding thing,” Daniel said.

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21 Dec: How Best Buy is being recognized for doing a world of good

Best Buy has been recognized with awards that highlight our efforts to promote inclusion and diversity and help build brighter futures through tech across the country.  

This recognition comes to life through a variety of initiatives, including hiring more BIPOC and women employees, creating more opportunities and post-secondary support for youth, continuing to cultivate an inclusive culture for our communities, and more. We’re proud of the recognition. We also know we have a lot more progress to make to get to where we want to be. 

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14 Dec: Best Buy earns awards for sustainability

As a company, Best Buy aims to protect the environment, conserve natural resources, and prevent pollution. To do so, we continue to act year-round to do better for the planet, our employees, customers, and the communities we serve.

Since 2009, we have achieved major milestones in our sustainability programs by:

  • Reducing our carbon emissions by 62%
  • Recycling more than 2 billion pounds of electronics and appliances
  • Offering a wide variety of sustainable products to help customers reduce their carbon emissions

Over the past year, we have been recognized for our efforts.

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13 Dec: Best Buy makes CDP’s 2022 Climate A List for sixth year

Best Buy is proud to be named to CDP’s prestigious Climate A List for the sixth consecutive year for our bold actions to take care of our communities and the planet.

We have been recognized as a leader by CDP as a result of our efforts tackling climate change and accelerating our environmental goals. This year’s recognition is based on our actions to cut emissions, mitigate climate risks and drive a low-carbon economy.

“We are proud to be recognized as an environmental leader for our ongoing work to create a more sustainable future for our communities,” said Tim Dunn, Best Buy’s head of environmental sustainability.

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13 Dec: Best Buy expands exclusive Upgrade+ program to include select iMac and Mac Studio models

Building on early excitement, expanded program makes it easy for customers to experience the latest Mac desktops and laptops for an affordable, low monthly payment 

During a time where customers are looking for affordability, we’re excited to announce that our Upgrade+ program, powered by Citizens Pay®, now includes the latest versions of select iMac and Mac Studio desktop computers. 

Back in October, Best Buy in collaboration with Apple announced a first-of-its-kind upgrade program called Upgrade+, making it easy for customers to experience and upgrade to the latest Mac laptops with Apple silicon, including MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, for an incredibly affordable monthly payment.

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07 Dec: Best Buy makes Newsweek’s 2023 Most Responsible Companies list

Best Buy is proud to be named to Newsweek’s list of America’s Most Responsible Companies for the fourth year in a row.

Newsweek compiles this list in partnership with Statista to recognize the 500 most responsible companies in the U.S. across 14 industries. It’s based on publicly available environmental, social and governance data and an independent survey of U.S. residents.

Our individual environmental score was also 92.50, making us the top retailer in that category. We earned an overall score of 76.90 out of 100, ranking No.

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26 Oct: Celebrate Energy Awareness Month all year with Best Buy

October is Energy Awareness Month, and Best Buy is here to help you celebrate by finding products to help reduce your carbon footprint.  

From introducing small daily habits to making your whole house more energy efficient, we have a variety of options that can conserve energy, save money and protect the environment.  

In fact, we’ve set a goal to help our customers reduce their carbon emissions 20% by 2030 through ENERGY STAR-certified products. This will also help save more than a collective $5 billion on customer energy bills. 

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15 Sep: Best Buy launches protective cases with sustainable packaging for new iPhone 14 lineup

Our sustainability journey has pushed us to continually find new ways to innovate within our operations and beyond. That includes making Best Buy’s exclusive brand products and the packaging they come in more sustainable. 

We’re launching an expansive line of protective cases for the new iPhone 14 lineup, and there’s something special about the packaging they come in: it’s being made with sustainably sourced paper that is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®). The phone cases are the largest lineup yet of Best Buy exclusive brand products to get the eco-friendly packaging.

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14 Sep: Best Buy’s Hugh Cherne makes sustainability a lifestyle

Over 50 years ago, on April 22, 1970, the first celebration of Earth Day took place. More than 20 million Americans gathered to celebrate a day that would mark the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement.  

Hugh Cherne was in the crowd that day, and at the time didn’t know the profound impact it would have on his future career or that it would lead him to Best Buy. Now the company’s associate director of sustainability, the day lives on in Hugh’s memory as one that helped shape him into who he is today.

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16 Aug: Best Buy reduces water consumption 24% since 2019

Water scarcity is a growing issue nation-wide. That’s why we are taking steps to reduce our water consumption and help our customers do the same.

By monitoring our water consumption across our business, we are proud to share that we have reduced our water usage across the company by 24% since 2019. From our stores to distribution centers and headquarters in Minnesota, we are committed to sustainably managing the water we use to help the planet.

Here’s a quick look at steps we’ve taken to achieve our goal to reduce the amount of water we use across our business.

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19 Jul: Best Buy moving away from single-use plastic bags

Starting this month, Best Buy will begin working with customers to create a more sustainable future together, one bag at a time. 

Beginning July 19, customers shopping in-store will have the option to purchase a plastic bag for 10 cents or are encouraged to bring their own bags for purchases to help reduce plastic waste headed to landfills.  

“As we continue to work toward our goal to be a more sustainable company, we are focused on reducing our waste and finding new ways to work with our customers to make a positive impact on the planet,” said Tim Dunn, Best Buy’s head of environmental sustainability.

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08 Jul: Best Buy FY22 ESG report: building a more sustainable world

As a purpose-driven company, Best Buy remains committed to ensuring that our customers, employees, and communities stay at the center of what we do. 

One way we measure our progress on that commitment is with our annual environmental, social and governance (ESG) report. The report highlights our efforts to deliver on our purpose to enrich lives through technology and leave a positive, lasting impact on our world and the people in it.  

We have continued to work together for the greater good by: 

  • Reducing our carbon emissions by 62% since 2009 and launching programs such as our Standalone Haul Away Service, which keeps waste out of landfills.