TORONTO, Nov. 15, 2012 /CNW/ - Celestica Inc. (NYSE, TSX: CLS), a global
leader in the delivery of end-to-end product lifecycle solutions, today
announced it has been recognized as the winner of EMC Corporation's® first annual Blue Sky Supplier Sustainability Award.
The EMC Blue Sky Award was designed to acknowledge a supplier partner
who demonstrates efforts in sustainability reporting and improving
social and environmental responsibility. Applicants were judged on the
impact of their initiatives, creativity in overcoming challenges,
innovation of approach, and overall commitment to engagement,
transparency, and continuous improvement.
"Promoting sustainability in our supply chain is not just the right
thing to do, it is good business practice," said Steve Cleary, EMC's
Chief Procurement Officer. "Suppliers who are socially and
environmentally responsible will be more successful in the long run,
and therefore better partners for EMC. Recognizing and rewarding top
sustainability performers is a key element of our strategy."
"Celestica has made it a corporate focus to differentiate itself with
sustainability," Cleary added. "They have demonstrated significant and
continuous improvements in employee health and safety, and in
The award recognizes Celestica for its commitment to strong corporate
citizenship and for its comprehensive corporate social responsibility
program that is aligned to five key areas:
Ethics: Celestica's policies and guiding principles help to ensure that the
company fulfills its commitment to transparency, honest, fair dealings
Labour: The company strives to foster an environment where all employees around
the globe are provided with the opportunity to meet their full
potential and are acknowledged for their contributions.
The Environment: Celestica is committed to being an environmentally responsible partner
in the communities in which it operates by working to ensure it has
safe, efficient, and environmentally conscious operating and
manufacturing processes in place.
Occupational Health & Safety: Celestica is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace and
preventing occupational illness and injury at all of its sites.
Community Giving: Celestica strives to enhance the communities in which it operates by
encouraging volunteerism and donations of our expertise and funds in
support of programs in the areas of education, health and community
"At Celestica, we are dedicated to strong corporate citizenship and
strive to act as a solid extension of our customers' brands," said Todd
Melendy, Chief Compliance Officer, Celestica. "We are proud to be
recognized by our valued customer, EMC, for our robust corporate social
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 any
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