sustainability

FCS sustainable case blog

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.

plastic bags blog

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. 
Best Buy joins other companies to talk climate action with Congress

13 Jun: Best Buy joins other companies to talk climate action with Congress

Best Buy recognizes that the impact of climate change poses a major challenge for all of us and that we need to work collaboratively to take bold action to help the planet.  

That’s why we participated in LEAD on Climate 2022, a day dedicated to large-scale business lawmaker education and advocacy. The event in May brought together hundreds of businesses and investors committed to robust federal climate action. 

We have been working to reduce our environmental impact and have achieved major milestones through our sustainability programs.

Best Buy and ENERGYSTAR Blog

05 May: Best Buy named ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year For 9th year in a row

We are proud of the work we do every day to help our customers save energy and live a more sustainable lifestyle. And getting recognized for it makes it even better.

That is why we are excited to be named ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for the ninth year in a row.

Every year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) highlights organizations that have made outstanding contributions to protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency achievements. We were awarded ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for our efforts in protecting the environment and helping consumers save energy and cost savings. This

True Waste Blog

27 Apr: Three more Best Buy facilities earn TRUE certification for zero waste

We’re proud to share that three supply chain facilities — two in California and one in Washington — have earned TRUE certification for zero waste. That means each building diverts more than 90% of its waste from landfills, getting us one step closer to making a positive, lasting impact on the planet.  

These distribution centers are joining our Reverse Logistics Center in Chino, California, which was Best Buy’s first facility to receive TRUE certification last year, each with goals of supporting supply chain waste reduction.    

earth day commitment blog

22 Apr: Best Buy’s priority on planet puts sustainability front and center

The impact of climate change poses a major challenge for all of us, and it will take bold action to help the planet.

As we celebrate Earth Month and Earth Day today, Best Buy continues to take action year-round to do better for the planet, our employees and customers, and the communities we serve. From our supply chain to our retail stores, we are continually working on ways to reduce our carbon emissions and drive the circular economy, a system in which nothing is wasted and we keep products in use for as long as possible.

Haul Away Recycling Blog

20 Apr: Best Buy launches home pick-up recycling service

Starting this month, Best Buy, the nation’s largest retail collector of e-waste, is making it easier than ever to get rid of old tech while protecting the environment – by picking it up directly from customers’ homes. Once picked up, all products are then responsibly and safely recycled.

Just a click away, anyone in the U.S. can now request pickup and recycling for old electronics, keeping tech, including appliances, out of landfills and giving it a second life. The Best Buy Standalone Haul-Away service will remove and recycle up to two large products (including TVs, major appliances, all-in-one computers and monitors), along with select smaller products, like laptops, cameras, cords, gaming consoles and more.

Earth Month Products 2022

18 Apr: Products to help you live sustainably this Earth Month

In honor of Earth Month, take this April to look at your impact on the environment. Best Buy offers a wide variety of products and programs that can help you save energy, reduce waste, and soften your environmental footprint. Making a few small changes in your daily routine can lead to a big difference.

Check out these products to help you live more sustainably.

Vitamix FoodCycler FC-50

This energy-conscious food waste recycler turns food scraps into fertilizer in mere hours. The model includes odor eliminating carbon filters, flexible home placement and can help cut down your food waste by up to 90%.