Celestica Named to Canada's Green 30

Company's 2011 Corporate Social Responsibility Report  
and Environmental Sustainability Report also now available

TORONTO, May 2 /CNW/ - Celestica Inc. (NYSE: CLS) (TSX: CLS), a global leader in the delivery of end-to-end product lifecycle solutions, today announced it has been named to Canada's Green 30, an annual list of top companies based on Aon Hewitt's Employee Green Index.

Celestica has aligned its sustainability goals around the areas in which the company can drive the most significant improvements to its environmental footprint:

  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions

  • Conserving water

  • Reducing and recycling waste

  • Responsibly managing end-of-life materials

  • Minimizing and controlling the use of hazardous materials

  • Complying with product-level environmental legislation, such as the elimination of lead in electronics

"At Celestica, we are committed to environmental sustainability and proud to be recognized as one of Canada's Top 30 Green Employers," said Elizabeth DelBianco, Chief Legal and Administrative Officer, Celestica. "Whether we are ensuring our day-to-day operations are safe, efficient and environmentally conscious or demonstrating our leadership in the area of environmental legislation, our dedication to being a solid corporate citizen is evident in all that we do."

Today, Celestica is also introducing its 2011 Corporate Social Responsibility Report and Environmental Sustainability Report. The reports outline the policies and Values Celestica upholds, as well as details of its various environmental initiatives around the world. To review these documents, please visit www.celestica.com.

To determine Canada's Green 30, Aon Hewitt, a leader in human capital consulting and outsourcing solutions, surveyed over 130,000 employees at 250 organizations with regard to their employers' commitment to environmental stewardship. The final list is compiled from employee feedback and categorized according to Aon Hewitt's Employee Green Index, which focuses on employers' environmental strategies and activities, and their efforts to consider long-term social, environmental and economic impacts when making decisions.

The complete list of Canada's Green 30 list appears in the May 9 issue of Maclean's magazine.

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 any challenge.

For further information on Celestica, visit www.celestica.com.

Celestica Safe Harbour and Fair Disclosure Statement
This news release contains forward-looking statements related to our future growth, trends in our industry, our financial and or operational results, and our financial or operational performance. Such forward-looking statements are predictive in nature, and may be based on current expectations, forecasts or assumptions involving risks and uncertainties that could cause actual outcomes and results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements themselves. Such forward-looking statements may, without limitation, be preceded by, followed by, or include words such as "believes," "expects," "anticipates," "estimates," "intends," "plans," or similar expressions, or may employ such future or conditional verbs as "may", "will", "should," or "would," or may otherwise be indicated as forward-looking statements by grammatical construction, phrasing or context. The risks and uncertainties referred to above include, but are not limited to: variability of operating results among periods; inability to retain or grow our business due to execution problems resulting from significant headcount reductions, plant closures and product transfer associated with major restructuring activities; the effects of price competition and other business and competitive factors generally affecting the EMS industry; the challenges of effectively managing our operations during uncertain economic conditions; our dependence on a limited number of customers; our dependence on industries affected by rapid technological change; the challenge of responding to lower-than-expected customer demand; our ability to successfully manage our international operations; and delays in the delivery and/or general availability of various components used in the manufacturing process. These and other risks and uncertainties and factors are discussed in the Company's various public filings at www.sedar.com and www.sec.gov, including our Form 20-F and subsequent reports on Form 6-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

We disclaim any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

SOURCE Celestica Inc.

For further information:

Pam White
Celestica Global Communications
Phone: 416-448-2200
Email: pamw@celestica.com

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