Primary Climate Goal
Best Buy's target annual Scope 1 + 2 emissions for 2040 should be equal to 0 Kt = 0% * 389 Kt, according to the company's stated climate goal.
In order to achieve this goal, Best Buy would need to reduce its emissions at least by -20 Kt per annum over the period from 2022 to 2040:
-20 Kt = ( 0 Kt - 389 Kt ) / (2040 - 2021)
This translates into a -5.3% reduction in 2022.
The projected range shown on the chart is based on the Exerica's algorithm which takes account of both the company's stated goal and its past performance.
Best Buy aims to achieve carbon neutrality for Scope 1 + 2 by 2040
Science Based Targets initiative In October 2021 SBTi developed and launched world's first net zero standard, providing framework and tools for companies to set science-based net zero targets and limit global temperature rise above pre-industrial levels to 1.5 °C.
In October 2021 SBTi developed and launched world's first net zero standard, providing framework and tools for companies to set science-based net zero targets and limit global temperature rise above pre-industrial levels to 1.5 °C.
GHG emissions and Carbon intensity
Scope 1 + 2 GHG emissions (in tons of CO2e) divided by the company's Revenues (in USDm) for the same period
Best Buy reported Total CO2e Emissions - Market-Based Scope 1 + Scope 2 for the twelve months ending 31 December 2021 at 389 Kt (-12 /-3.1% y-o-y). Also positively, carbon intensity declined to 7.5 t (-1 /-11.8% y-o-y).
Best Buy's Scope 3 emissions grew to 24,182 Kt (
The company is committed to achieving carbon neutrality for Scope 1 + 2 by 2040, which translates into the estimated reduction of -20 Kt per annum over the period of FY2022 - FY2040. This target, however, has not been recognised as science-based (and as aligned with Paris Agreement) by the SBTi.
Best Buy aims to achive carbon neutrality across its operations (Scope 1 + 2) in 2040. Companies normally become carbon neutral with the help of the acquisition of carbon offsets rather than absolute reductions in their own greenhouse emissions. Also, carbon neutrality does not include non-CO2 GHG emissions.
Best Buy also has a science-based goal that, however, does not appear to explicitly target a company-wide reduction in emissions in absolute terms. American multinational consumer electronics retailer Best Buy commits to reduce absolute Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions 50% by 2030 from a 2017 base-year. Best Buy also commits to reduce absolute Scope 3 GHG emissions from Use of Sold Products 20% by 2030 from a 2017 base-year.