October 19, 2015
Laura BishopStaff Writer
Today we are proud that Best Buy is joining other leading U.S. companies in signing the American Business Act Pledge on Climate Change.
This is an historic moment for Best Buy. In our pledge, we committed to further advancing our efforts toward addressing this global challenge. Here’s what we said:
- We will reduce our own carbon emissions by 45 percent by 2020 from operational reductions and renewable sourcing. This science-based goal builds on our 2014 achievement of a 26 percent reduction in carbon emissions within our operations.
- We will provide energy-efficient products and solutions to help customers minimize their own carbon footprints. In 2014, we helped our customers prevent 900 million pounds of carbon emissions through the ENERGY STAR® certified products they purchased from Best Buy.
- We will work with industry partners to promote sustainable electronics through manufacture, transport, use and end-of-life solutions.
While certainly an issue worldwide, the impact of climate change is felt close to home for all of us at Best Buy. It’s experienced in the communities where we live and work in the form of more droughts, storms and wildfires, and rising temperatures that affect human health. These climate changes, coupled with the fact that carbon reduction makes good business sense, are what brought us to the White House today.
We have made great progress toward achieving our sustainability goals, and we know we have more work ahead.
For more information about the Best Buy sustainability program visit https://corporate.bestbuy.com/sustainability/