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Best Buy has been awarded a prized position on the CDP Climate A List for our efforts to reduce carbon emissions in the past year.
The commendation puts Best Buy in the top 5 percent of thousands of companies that submit annual emissions data and climate management strategies to CDP (formerly Carbon Disclosure Project).
We are in good company. Other corporate “A Listers” now include sustainability powerhouses and partners such as Apple, Google, LG, Microsoft, Samsung, Sony and Sprint.
The A List designation comes shortly after Best Buy set a new goal to reduce carbon emissions by 45 percent by 2020 and signed the American Business Act Pledge on Climate Change.
“We know that cutting carbon emissions is a win-win – it’s the right thing to do for the environment and for our business,” said Laura Bishop, vice president of Public Affairs & Sustainability for Best Buy. ”Being named to the CDP Climate Change A List is a tremendous honor and further confirms the value of our commitment to a low-carbon economy.”
CDP is a global nonprofit that drives action toward a more sustainable world, and its reporting is done on behalf of 822 investors who represent more than a third of the world’s invested capital. Released today in CDP’s annual global climate change report, the Climate A List comes just weeks head of COP21, the United Nations conference where international leaders will meet to strike a global carbon reduction deal.