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%.

eTransportation - sustainable commute

06 Apr: Electric Riding: How to make your commute more sustainable

Best Buy is proud of the hard work we’re doing to create a more sustainable world for our employees and the communities we serve. As we follow our path to be carbon neutral by 2040, we’re also making it easier for our customers to be more environmentally friendly.  

This Earth Month, you can take the first step towards a more sustainable commute, with our new e-transportation category.  

When it comes to showing off your ride, electronic modes of transportation are taking over the present and the future.

chino zero waste green team

31 Mar: Journey to zero waste: how our California facility earned TRUE certification

Our Reverse Logistics Center in Chino, California, has a saying: Sometimes it’s okay to talk trash.  

This philosophy embodies the workplace culture the center has built around making sustainability a priority. They even have a “Green Team,” a group of volunteers committed to leading the facility in sustainable waste initiatives.  

And last year, the building became TRUE certified for zero waste, diverting 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.

world water day 2022

21 Mar: Tech to conserve water, one (product) drop at a time

We know that to make a difference and help the environment, we need to work together. That’s why we’ve pledged to help our customers reduce their carbon emissions and live more sustainably so we can have a positive impact on the world, one product at a time.

From watering our yards to doing the dishes, we all rely on water for different daily activities. In honor of World Water Day, we are sharing tech that can help you conserve water, reduce your carbon footprint and even save a few dollars off the utility bill.


16 Feb: Best Buy ranks in the top 5 of Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable Companies

For the fifth year in a row, Best Buy is proud to be recognized by Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable Companies.  

In announcing this year’s list, Barron’s specifically highlighted our commitment to helping customers reduce their carbon emissions, our e-waste recycling program and our gender-diverse board of directors. Our efforts have consistently placed us in the top five, coming in this year at No. 4. 

Best Buy is committed to making a positive impact on the world and the people in it as we aim to form meaningful relationships with all our stakeholders, including employees, customers, vendors, our communities, and the environment.


02 Feb: Best Buy named to Fortune’s 2022 list of World’s Most Admired Companies

For the seventh year in a row, Best Buy has been named to Fortune’s list of the World’s Most Admired Companies. Best Buy ranked third in the category for specialty retailers.

This prestigious list recognizes companies that are leaders across a variety of performance and reputation metrics. Our inclusion is a testament to the work done by our employees every day. Their expertise and passion to serve our customers brings life to our purpose to enrich lives through technology.

About the list

Fortune partnered with Korn Ferry, a prominent global organizational and research firm, to create this corporate reputation list, which considers the highest-revenue companies in 52 industries, including 333 companies in 30 countries.


01 Feb: One employee’s idea keeps 200 tons of plastic from landfills

With his retirement around the corner, Tim Nickel, didn’t think his legacy after 15 years at Best Buy would be gift cards. But then again, he didn’t know his idea would help keep more than 200 tons of plastic waste from landfills.   

That idea was a recyclable paper gift card.  

Tim, who’s our gift card production manager, is responsible for printing the cards and getting them on store shelves in the U.S. and Canada. In 2011, he learned just how many gift cards go to landfills and that each one takes around 500 years to break down.