The building is TRUE (Total Resource Use and Efficiency) certified, a designation that helps facilities define, pursue and achieve zero waste goals and is awarded by Green Business Certification Inc. The certification complements LEED and other green rating systems, according to Chain Store Age. Best Buy has a goal to reduce waste by 85%. Since 2009, the company has reduced its emissions 60%, and it aims to further reduce carbon emissions 75% by 2030 while helping customers reduce their emissions by 20%.
The facility diverted more than 99.67% of its solid waste from landfills in the last year through new waste streams and by making it easier for employees to recycle. Best Buy used data gathered by Rubicon, a software platform that provides smart waste and recycling solutions, to create a baseline for its waste diversion efforts and look for ways to meet its goals.
“A dedicated group of employees came together to form a “green team” and led the charge in launching several new waste initiatives, including standardized color-coded containers and labels throughout the office, lunchroom and warehouse to help increase employee recycling,” the company said.
The company is committed to creating a more sustainable future, and the zero waste facility helps Best Buy achieve its goals by keeping more waste out of landfills.
“To continue reducing our impact on the environment, we will work toward building a more sustainable supply chain, expanding our zero-waste efforts to different facilities,” the company said.
Best Buy is a participant in The Climate Pledge to be carbon neutral by 2040.
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