Environmental Sustainability

The Environment

Committed to being an environmentally responsible partner. Ensuring we have safe, efficient and environmentally conscious operating and manufacturing processes.

Environmental Sustainability Module 1

Environmental Compliance

We recognize the importance of compliance with environmental laws and regulations and the risks of non-compliance. Our proactive approach provides direction to our sites regarding identification of the requirements and compliance to those requirements. Our sites and our global environmental, health and safety (EHS) teams ensure that legal compliance requirements are known, understood, integrated into the management systems and deployed.

Global Environmental Policy

At Celestica, our Environmental policy is the foundation of our global environmental programs. The policy communicates our focus and continued commitment to protect the environment and ensure we conduct our operations using sound management practices.

At Celestica, we commit to:

  • Being an environmentally responsible neighbour in the communities in which we operate. We will
    act responsibly with respect to conditions that impact health, safety or the environment.
  • Continually improving our activities with a focus on environmental stewardship and "prevention of
    pollution" programs.
  • Setting environmental objectives and targets each year, based on the previous year’s results and
  • Practicing conservation in all areas of our business.
  • Developing safe, energy-efficient and environmentally-conscious products and manufacturing
  • Assisting in the development of technological solutions to environmental problems.
  • Complying with applicable legislation, regulations and other requirements.
  • Conducting rigorous self-assessments and audits to ensure our compliance with this policy on an
    ongoing basis.

Global Energy Policy

At Celestica, we commit to: 

  • Being a responsible energy steward in the communities in which we operate.
  • Continually improving our energy performance through programs focused on reduction in energy consumption and increases in energy efficiency.
  • Practicing energy conservation and promoting energy savings in all areas of our business.
  • Setting energy performance objectives and targets each year, based on previous results and trends and providing the necessary information and resources required to achieve the objectives and targets.
  • Complying with applicable legislation and other requirements related to energy use, consumption and efficiency.
  • Supporting the purchase, wherever possible, of energy-efficient products and services and assisting in the development and design for energy performance improvement.

Environmental Sustainability Module 3

Greenhouse Gas Emissions

We consider climate change to be an important environmental issue, and we know our customers are also very concerned about the environmental impacts of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. At Celestica, we have begun measuring our emissions performance. We ensure comprehensive tracking of our global emissions using internal sustainability software. We focus on transparency by reporting emissions to the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) and continuously improve disclosure and performance scores. We independently verify our emissions in accordance with ISO 14064-3:2006. We set short-term targets for emissions reductions at all of our sites to ensure that we stay on track to reduce our absolute GHG emissions by 30 per cent compared to 2012 levels by 2020. Since 2012, our absolute emissions have decreased by 7 per cent.

Environmental Sustainability Module 4


We focus on resource conservation and efficiency projects to reduce energy in our operations. The majority of our emissions are a direct result of the energy we consume, and we have plans in place to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from our operations.

We work to reduce our demand for energy through conservation, improve energy efficiency of equipment and processes, certify all of our sites to ISO 50001:2011 and include renewable energy to reduce our demand on the power grid.


Celestica Toronto 2016 Toxics Reduction Public Summary
(PDF, 636kb)
Celestica Toronto Toxic Reduction Plan Summary for IPA—2014 (PDF, 699kb)
Celestica Toronto Toxic Reduction Plan Summary for Lead—2012 (PDF, 738kb)
Celestica Toronto Toxic Reduction Plan Summary for PM 2.5—2013 (PDF, 702kb)
Celestica Valencia annual EMAS environmental report (PDF, 2.09 mb)

End-of-Life Module

End-of-Life Materials Management

We partner with responsible vendors to ensure proper management of waste. Our waste streams consist of both non-hazardous and hazardous waste. We work to reduce and/or eliminate hazardous waste from our operations.Each site reviews downstream waste partners for possible improvements to waste diversion results and audits the chosen suppliers to ensure they follow their stated disposition. We utilize the waste management hierarchy to reduce wastes generated, reuse materials where possible and recycle prior to landfill disposition. Through these audits, we continue to assess our landfill waste and identify opportunities to increase our waste diversion.

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