Target: Best Buy CEO Hubert Joly
Goal: Applaud electronics retailer Best Buy for its commitment to using and selling sustainable paper products
Best Buy has announced that it will be making substantial improvements to its paper purchasing standards in Canada in order to help protect the country’s Boreal Forest—a massive forest that acts as a vital buffer to climate change and has been called one of the “lungs” of the planet. This decision comes after environmental activists petitioned the retail giant to pay attention to how its buying and selling practices impact the planet and contribute to climate change.
In order to ensure a more sustainable business model, Best Buy is switching over from Resolute Forest Products to suppliers that only use Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified paper. The FSC gives its stamp to companies that work toward responsible management of forests, as well as the preservation of biodiversity and respecting the rights of First Nations tribes. Greenpeace has praised this move, saying that “…Best Buy is doing better for our forests.”
Sign this petition to show your approval of Best Buy’s move toward sustainable paper use and a more considerate attitude in general about its environmental impact. The more companies that dedicate themselves to respecting the planet and reducing their carbon footprint, the more the effects of climate change can be mitigated.
Dear Mr. Joly,
I wanted to thank you for ensuring that your paper suppliers are using sustainable practices that protect Canada’s forests. The Boreal Forest is an essential buffer against climate change and is responsible for a huge amount of the oxygen we breathe. As such, it’s extremely important that we do all we can to ensure it remains intact and is preserved for future generations.
I commend you for your dedication to make sure all of your suppliers are certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. The FSC’s dedication to looking out for the health of our planet’s forests and the many plant and animal species that depend on them, as well as ensuring that the First Nations peoples of the area are respected, makes it a fantastic partner for any company that relies on paper products. Your plans to move away from suppliers that don’t live up to these standards shows that you’re dedicated to the kind of conservation efforts that our planet desperately needs.
Thank you again for your efforts toward switching to sustainable paper products. Hopefully you will be an example to other major companies, showing them that it’s worth the effort to work toward a healthy climate and planet. Please continue doing what you can to protect the environment and build toward a future where we can live in balance with our natural resources.
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