Best Buy Co., Inc.

Richfield, Minnesota

Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence - Retailer


Best Buy Co., Inc. is an electronics and appliances retailer. In 2020, Best Buy built on its leadership as a retailer of energy efficient products by selling enough ENERGY STAR products to avoid greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to removing approximately one million cars from the road. Key 2020 accomplishments include:

  • Providing a comprehensive ENERGY STAR presence on, where one billion yearly visitors can easily learn about and identify ENERGY STAR certified products.
  • Creating an employee e-learning training specific to ENERGY STAR. During that time, nearly 200,000 Best Buy Blue Shirts (sales associates) successfully completed the training. This represents an investment of more than 31,580 hours of training.
  • Committing to help consumers leverage ENERGY STAR to reduce their carbon emissions by 20 percent and save $5 billion on utility costs by 2030. Best Buy Co., Inc. will implement a three-point plan to reach this goal: merchants to assort and promote ENERGY STAR products; suppliers to include ENERGY STAR specs in product design; and utilities to reduce fossil fuels in their energy production, thus reducing the carbon impacts of sold products.
In 2020 alone, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped Americans avoid more than $40 Billion in energy costs

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