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Corporate Citizenship

Novanta is a leader in its served markets. As such, we have a responsibility to our shareholders, employees, customers, suppliers, business partners, and the communities in which we do business, to conduct our business in an ethical and lawful manner.

Code of Business Conduct:

Novanta’s Code of Business Conduct summarizes the virtues and principles that guide all of our actions in business. We expect our agents, consultants, contractors, representatives, and suppliers to be guided by them as well.

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Supplier Code of Conduct:

Novanta is committed to conducting business and sourcing materials and components from responsible suppliers who meet the highest applicable legal and ethical standards.  To assist suppliers in meeting Novanta’s expectations, the Supplier Code of Conduct provides basic guidelines for important areas of business conduct.

As used in this Code, “Supplier” refers to any entity providing products, people or services to Novanta, and where applicable, the personnel of the supplier and its subcontractors and agents.  Novanta expects its suppliers to comply with these guidelines and always exercise good judgment in applying them to their conduct as a Novanta supplier.  A Novanta supplier must conduct its business operations in full compliance with the laws, rules and regulations of the countries in which it operates and all of the laws, rules and regulations applicable to its business and/or products, including but not limited to those described in this Code, and in conformity with the internationally recognized standards of business conduct described in this Code.

Supplier Code of Conduct English
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Supplier Code of Conduct  German
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ANTI-Harassment Policy:

Novanta prohibits and will not tolerate any discriminatory harassment or sexual harassment. Novanta does not tolerate any unlawful harassment against employees or any other covered persons because of race, color, religion, creed, national and or ethnic origin, ancestry, sex, pregnancy and maternity, parenthood, marital or familial status, gender, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, age, disability, chronic disease, citizenship, political opinion, genetic information, domestic violence victim status, or service in the uniformed services, or any other characteristic protected under applicable national, state, or local law.

Anti-Harassment Policy
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ANTITRUST LAW COMPLIANCE STATEMENT:

Novanta will strictly comply in good faith with the letter and spirit of all antitrust laws in any location in which Novanta transacts business.

AntiTrust Law Compliance Statement
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California Proposition 65 Compliance Policy:

Novanta is committed to complying with California Proposition 65, officially known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986. The proposition protects the state’s drinking water sources from being contaminated with chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm, and requires businesses to inform Californians about exposures to such chemicals. Novanta will meet all California Proposition 65 requirements and is committed to providing our customers with information about substances in our products according to California Proposition 65 requirements.

California Proposition 65 Compliance Policy
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China RoHS Compliance Policy:

Novanta is committed to complying with China RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances), officially known as the Administrative Measure on the Control of Pollution Caused by Electronic Information Products. Novanta will meet all China RoHS requirements and is committed to providing our customers with information about substances in our products according to China RoHS requirements.

China RoHS Compliance Policy
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Conflict Minerals:

Novanta is committed to complying with all laws and regulations applicable to our business, including the Conflict Minerals laws and regulations. We are committed to sourcing components and materials from companies that share our values regarding human rights, ethics and environmental responsibility. We do not condone any activity that fuels conflict, leads to serious environmental degradation or violates human rights. Therefore, we will not knowingly procure Conflict Minerals from any of the Conflict Countries that are not certified as conflict free or otherwise take any action that would contribute to the financing of armed groups responsible for human rights violations.

Novanta does not source any Conflict Minerals directly from smelters or refineries. We are committed to conducting necessary due diligence through our direct supply chain to identify the smelters and refineries where the Conflict Minerals in our products originate. Novanta also expects all of our direct suppliers to develop internal Conflict Minerals policies, due diligence frameworks and systems designed to ensure that components and materials supplied to Novanta use materials that have been sourced in a socially responsible manner and to confirm that they have not, and will not, knowingly procure Conflict Minerals that originate from smelters and refineries that are not certified as conflict free. Additionally, we expect our suppliers to fully cooperate with us and to provide Novanta with the information required to support this Conflict Minerals Policy and our related compliance efforts. We will reconsider our willingness to partner with any supplier that fails to comply with this Conflict Minerals Policy.

Conflict Minerals Policy
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Form SD Conflict Minerals Report for the year ended December 31, 2020
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CORPORATE SUSTAINABILITY:

Novanta’s commitment to protecting and improving the environment for future generations is important to our customers, vendors, employees, and the communities in which we operate. Therefore, we integrate corporate sustainability considerations into all aspects of our business, we protect our employees, our communities and the environment, achieve sustainable growth and accelerated productivity, drive compliance with all applicable regulations and develop technologies that expand the sustainable capacity of our world. Our corporate sustainability management systems reflect our values and help us to meet our business objectives.

Corporate Sustainability Policy
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ESG Publication 2020
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EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Policy:

Novanta is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and to compliance with all federal, state and local laws that prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sex, sex stereotyping, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, protected military or veteran status, genetic information and other protected classifications.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
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POLITICAL ACTIVITY POLICY:

Novanta will not make any political contributions or use its funds, assets, or other company resources to benefit any political candidates, parties, political committees or political special interest groups.

Political Activity Policy
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Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) Compliance Policy:

Novanta is committed to complying with the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) Regulation (EC 1907/2006). The aim of REACH, which entered into force on June 1, 2007, is to improve the protection of human health and the environment through the better and earlier identification of the intrinsic properties of chemical substances. Novanta will meet all REACH requirements and is committed to providing our customers with information about substances in our products according to REACH requirements.

Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) Compliance Policy
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Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) and Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE) Compliance Policy:

Novanta is committed to complying with the Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS), also known as Directive 2002/95/EC, which restricts the use of specific hazardous materials found in electrical and electronic products, taking effect on July 1st, 2006. Novanta is also committed to complying with the closely linked Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE), also known as Directive 2002/96/EC, which mandates the treatment, recovery and recycling of electrical and electronic equipment.

Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) and Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE) Compliance Policy
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Statement in support of human rights, against modern slavery and human trafficking:

Novanta is committed in our business practices to reflect our company’s values, including treating people with respect and dignity. Novanta’s Code of Ethics and Business Conduct describes our expectations for all directors, officers, employees, contractors, and suppliers. Novanta condemns all forms of child, forced, unpaid or compulsory labor and human trafficking. We expect the same from our business partners and suppliers.

Statement Regarding Human Rights
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