Celestica's climate change transparency recognized by CDP

TORONTO, Nov. 25, 2015 /CNW/ - Celestica Inc. (NYSE, TSX: CLS), a global leader in the delivery of end-to-end product lifecycle solutions, today announced it has been identified as a Canadian leader for the quality of climate change related information that it has disclosed to the global marketplace through CDP, the international not-for-profit that drives sustainable economies. It is therefore awarded a position on the Canada Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI), released today in the Canada edition of CDP's annual global climate change report. The news comes three weeks ahead of COP21, the UN climate change conference, when national leaders meet to agree a global deal to reduce carbon emissions and limit temperature warming.

Celestica has earned its position on the index by disclosing high-quality carbon emissions and energy data through CDP's climate change program. The reported data has been independently assessed against CDP's scoring methodology and marked out of 100. Those organizations graded within the top 10% constitute the CDLI. Celestica has scored 98.

"We're very pleased to be included in CDP's Climate Disclosure Leadership Index," says Rob Mionis, President and Chief Executive Officer, Celestica. "Transparency and continuous improvement in environmental performance are important elements of our sustainability strategy and demonstrate to our stakeholders that we are responsible corporate citizens in the regions in which we operate."

At the request of 822 investors who represent US$95 trillion in assets, thousands of companies submit annual climate disclosures to CDP. Top scores indicate a high level of transparency in the disclosure of climate change-related information, providing investors with a level of comfort to assess corporate accountability and preparedness for changing market demands and emissions regulation.

Paul Dickinson, executive chairman and co-founder of CDP says: "As the world looks beyond the Paris climate change negotiations and prepares for a low carbon future, reliable information about how companies are responding to the transition will be ever more valuable. For this reason we congratulate those businesses that have achieved a position on CDP's Climate Disclosure Leadership Index."

CDP's annual global climate change report, along with the climate scores of all companies publicly taking part in CDP's climate change program this year, is available on CDP's website.

About Celestica

Celestica is dedicated to delivering end-to-end product lifecycle solutions to drive our customers' success. Through our simplified global operations network and information technology platform, we are solid partners who deliver informed, flexible solutions that enable our customers to succeed in the markets they serve. Committed to providing a truly differentiated customer experience, our agile and adaptive employees share a proud history of demonstrated expertise and creativity that provides our customers with the ability to overcome complex challenges.

For further information on Celestica, visit its website at http://www.celestica.com.

The company's security filings can also be accessed at http://www.sedar.com and http://www.sec.gov.

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SOURCE Celestica Inc.

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