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Global Citizenship Report 2015

Global Citizenship Letter from our CEO Mike McNamara

Welcome to the Flex Global Citizenship Report covering the 2014 calendar year. Having a foundation of good corporate citizenship bolsters the relationship we have with our customers, investors, stakeholders and employees across the globe. This report highlights the progress we have made over the last year towards our goal of running an ethical, responsible and sustainable business.

Mike McNamara
Chief Executive Officer

Flex Pledge

Adhering to a robust Flex Code of Business Conduct and Ethics (CoBCE), we implement programs that focus on driving continuous improvements in social, ethical, and environmental compliance throughout the world. Flex Integrated CSER Management System consolidates several management systems into one.

Awards

Corporate Social Responsibility Recognition

Recipient: Flex Tczew.
Awarded by: President of Tczew.

CSER Microsoft™ Awards

Recipient: Flex Zhuhai.
Awarded by: Microsoft™.

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Global Citizenship Flex Pledge - Key Highlights

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Economic Performance

The objective of our business model is to allow us to be flexible and redeploy and reposition our assets and resources as necessary to meet specific customer's supply chain solutions needs across all of the markets we serve and earn a return on our invested capital above the weighted average cost of that capital.

Awards

Top Treasury Team/Top Treasurer of the Year

Recipient: Flex Asia treasury center.
Awarded by: EuroFinance™.

National Top of Companies 2014

Recipient: Flex Timisoara.
Awarded by: Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania.

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Global Citizenship: Economic Performance - Key Highlights

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Ethics & Compliance

Our commitment to the highest standard of ethics and integrity helps us earn the continued confidence of our employees, customers, investors, vendors and communities. Our CoBCE weaves that commitment into principles, standards and responsibilities that help guide our behavior and decision making processes.

Awards

Ethics Seal of Approval

Recipient: Flex Althofen.
Awarded by: WEISS Institute.

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Global Citizenship: Ethics & Compliance - Key Highlights

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Our People

We are committed to providing our employees with a healthy, safe and secure workplace. We are committed to respecting the Labor and Human Rights of all our employees.

Awards

Top 100 Great Places to Work

Recipient: Flex Institute of Technology, Brazil.
Awarded by: Great Place to Work® .

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Global Citizenship: Our People - Key Highlights

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Environment

Environmental responsibility is an integral part of our production of world class products. In manufacturing operations, adverse effects on the community, environment and natural resources are to be minimized.

Awards

Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design™ (LEED®) Certification

Recipient: Flex Corporate Headquarters in San Jose, California.
Awarded by: Gold by Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design™ (LEED®).

R2 Certification: Responsible Electronics Recycler

Recipient: Flex Aguascalientes, Mexico.
Awarded by: Orion Registrar Inc., recycling certifying company.

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Global Citizenship: Environment - Key Highlights

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Community Partnership

We believe that global citizenship begins at the local level. Using our time, technology, expertise and resources, we strive to effect change in the communities in which we operate globally. We focus on helping nonprofits, provide underprivileged students access to education, implement programs that benefit children and improve the lives of people in developing regions of the world.

Awards

Excellence in Education

Recipient: Flex Tczew.
Awarded by: Ministry of Economy in Tczew.

Local Community Support Award

Recipient: Flex Tczew.
Awarded by: President of Tczew.

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Global Citizenship: Community Partnership - Key Highlights

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Technology Innovation and Sustainability

The Advanced Engineering Group (AEG) at Flex provides technologically focused innovative solutions that improve the reliability and quality of a product in a sustainable ergonomic healthy environment. In addition to our commitment to sustainability in our manufacturing processes, we support local communities through technological demonstrations to inspire the next generation of engineers.

Awards

IPC® Distinguished Committee Service Award

Recipient: Flex Advanced Engineering Group.
Awarded by: IPC®.

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Global Citizenship: Technology Innovation and Sustainability - Key Highlights

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Supply Chain Sustainability Program

Flex is committed to continuously monitoring and driving compliance to Flex sustainability requirements throughout its entire supply chain. These requirements are included in Flex sustainability training, which aligns with EICC® requirements and addresses labor practice issues.

Recognition

Best Supply Chains in Asia Pacific*

Recipient: Flex.
Recognized by: Gartner®.

* Gartner®, Press Release Ten of the Best Supply Chains in Asia Pacific, September 4, 2014, http://www.gartner.com/newsroom/id/2838817

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Global Citizenship: Supply Chain Sustainability Program - Key Highlights

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