Best Buy earns Forest Stewardship Council certification

From reducing our carbon footprint to making the products we sell and packaging they come in more sustainable, we’re committed to making a positive impact on the environment and helping our customers do the same.

Beginning with our own Insignia brand, the outer packaging of some TVs within the brand are now made with sustainably sourced paper that is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). This certification ensures that those materials come from responsibly managed forests that provide environmental, social and economic benefits to help protect the planet — today and tomorrow.

“Our sustainability journey has pushed us to continually find new ways to innovate within our operations and beyond,” said Tim Dunn, Best Buy’s head of environmental sustainability. “This certification will make recycling easier for customers and help us do our part to protect the environment.”

Launched this month, some outer packaging of this year’s Insignia lineup, in both the US and Canada, will be FSC-certified. By using FSC-certified materials, we know certification standards will be met, including a commitment to zero deforestation and fair wages for workers.

To continue making our packaging more sustainable, we joined the Sustainable Packaging Coalition, a nonprofit organization driving meaningful action toward packaging sustainability throughout the value chain. Additionally, we have participated in the “I Want To Be Recycled” campaign since 2015 to motivate communities across the country to recycle.

Building a sustainable future with customers

We’re committed to partnering with our customers to help take care of the planet with purchases they make in-store and online. That makes it easier for them to incorporate sustainability into their lifestyles.

To do our part, we’ve set two ambitious environmental goals: committing to be carbon neutral across our business by 2040 and reducing carbon emissions for our customers by 20% by 2030.

We’ve made significant progress in our operations and in helping customers reduce their emissions. Since 2019, we have reached several key milestones, including reducing carbon emissions in our operations by 60% and launching a sustainable product category for customers. Additionally, our Reverse Logistics Center in Chino, California, recently earned Best Buy’s first TRUE certification for zero waste.

Together with our customers, we will be able to help the environment in a big way.

Click here to learn more about Best Buy’s sustainability efforts.