At one point or another Best Buy has come to the rescue. Perhaps it was that time when your charger inconveniently broke about two hours before you were going to the airport. Maybe it was when your television stopped working and you needed a new one for your room. Best Buy is known for its electronics and customer service. Being the popular and successful company that it is, what does Best Buy do to be socially and environmentally responsible?
One of the most admirable programs that Best Buy has is its recycling program. You’ve got a useless electronic? Best Buy will recycle it. Best Buy will recycle almost any electronic no matter where it was bought. In my personal opinion, I think this is an excellent campaign strategy as well as beneficial to the company. Perhaps Best Buy has the ability to recycle some of these products and fix/use parts to re-sell. Furthermore, Best Buy’s recycling program makes the company look like “the good guy.” They are willing to takes electronics that aren’t their’s and recycle them. While I think their recycling strategy is very admirable, Best Buy makes a point of saying that the customer comes first:
“At Best Buy, we aspire to be the place where you have access to technology choices that fit your lifestyle and enable you to live a more sustainable life. Through education, influencing public policy and driving industry innovation, we want to help you learn about technology solutions and how to use them to enrich your life and our world at the same time. And with energy prices continuing to climb, how you use technology may become more important to your household’s bottom line.”
In this process of finding out information about Best Buy, I first used the links provided to pick a company. From there, I decided the best place to pursue more information is to go to the corporate website of Best Buy. For the most part this is where I got a majority of my information. However, I did some research on Google Scholar that gave me some excellent general information. One article in particular was interesting and specifically pertained to our class Click Here.
I have never really used Google Scholar before and while I didn’t find much information about Best Buy as a company, I gained a very valuable lesson in the process.