Responsible as an Employer and in the Communities in which we Operate

Numerous Services for Healthy and Successful Employees

At Novanta we believe that our 2,200 employees are the most important asset of the company, and we offer them a wide range of benefits to improve their lives and those of their families. For example, it is part of our philosophy to pay our employees fair wages and to provide them with training and development opportunities.

Global Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiative

Novanta has developed a framework for cohesive teams, which must be diverse and inclusive, based on trust, commitment, and accountability. We expect our teams to respect our core values and to conduct themselves ethically at all times. Consistent with our Code of Ethics, we are committed to equal opportunities and fair and equitable treatment of all employees regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, migration background, country of origin, or other dimensions of diversity. In 2020, we launched our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiative.

While early on our DEI journey, we are already seeing improvements with gender diversity in the makeup of our leadership teams. At the end of 2020, the proportion of men and women in the workforce was 65% to 35%, which means an unchanged value compared to the end of 2019. The proportion of women in leadership positions increased to 25% — an increase of 1.0% compared to 2019.

Social Engagement: Focus on Local Charitable Projects

Novanta is committed to the communities where we have locations and where our employees live. We support the regional and individual activities of our business units as active members of their respective local communities. When it comes to selecting projects, a special focus is also placed on continuity, as we want to make a visible contribution not only in the short term but also in the long term, and we want to achieve the most favorable developments possible.

No Support for Political Initiatives

Novanta only supports charitable initiatives and projects and abstains from asserting any political influence. We do not make any political contributions or use Novanta’s funds, assets, or resources to benefit any political candidates, parties, political committees or political special interest groups. This includes not using any resources towards any political action committees (“PACs”) or any group or organization engaged in political fundraising, including special interest groups organized under Section 527 of the US Internal Revenue Code (“527 organizations”) or similar groups in other jurisdictions worldwide.


Demographics by Age

Gender Representation in %

Underrepresented Groups* Representation in %

*An underrepresented group in the US is anyone who self-identifies as Black, African-American, Hispanic or Latinx, Asian, Native American or Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander; or two or more races or ethnicities