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Use of Site: Unless otherwise provided in an executed license or use agreement (an “Agreement”) between you and Multimatic Motorsports Inc. (“Multimatic Motorsports”) you are only authorized to view and download materials from this Site for your internal, non-commercial use, provided that you retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the original or any copies of the materials. Except as specifically provided in an Agreement, you may not modify materials from this Site in any way or reproduce or publicly display, perform, distribute, copy, transmit, publish, license, create derivative works, transfer, sell or otherwise use such materials for any public or commercial purpose. Any use of materials from this Site (i) on any other web site, (ii) in a networked computer environment, or (iii) for any purpose not specifically permitted in an Agreement, is prohibited. Materials at this Site are copyrighted and any unauthorized use of such materials may violate copyright, trademark or other applicable laws. If you breach any of these Terms, your authorization to access and use this Site automatically terminates, and you must immediately destroy any downloaded or printed materials.
Indemnity: You agree to defend, indemnify and hold Multimatic Motorsports, its employees, directors, representatives, third party service providers and affiliated entities harmless from and against all liabilities, costs and expenses, including legal fees, related to any violation of these Terms by you or in connection with your use of this Site.
Severability: If any provision of these Terms is invalid or unenforceable under applicable law, then it shall be, to that extent, deemed omitted and the remaining provisions will continue in full force and effect.
Entire Agreement: Unless specifically provided herein, these Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and Multimatic Motorsports with respect to your use of this Site. Except as specifically set forth in an Agreement, there are no representations, warranties, conditions or other agreements, express, implied, statutory or otherwise, between you and Multimatic Motorsports in connection with the use of this Site. If there is any conflict or inconsistency between these Terms and the provisions of an Agreement between you and Multimatic Motorsports, the provisions of the Agreement shall govern.
Termination: Your authorization to access and use this Site shall automatically terminate if you are in breach of any of the provisions contained herein. Unless otherwise specified in an Agreement, Multimatic Motorsports reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to this Site, or any portion thereof, at any time, without notice.
Governing Law: These Terms are governed by, and interpreted in accordance with, the laws of the Province of Ontario and the laws of Canada applicable therein, excluding conflicts and choice of law provisions.
We respect your privacy
Personal information means any information about a living natural person that makes that person identifiable. This may include (among other things) your name, other identification information and your contact information, including email address and mailing address. Visitors to the Multimatic Motorsports Website are not required to reveal any personal information.
Information Sharing: Multimatic Motorsports will not disclose to, or share with, any third party outside the Multimatic Motorsports group, either free of charge or for remuneration, any personal information that you provide us on this Website without your permission, unless it is required by law.
Any information you provide may be shared within the Multimatic Motorsports group and will be used to improve our service, to keep you informed and up to date on the activities of Multimatic Motorsports and our customers. If, at any time, you wish to be removed from any of our contact lists, simply e-mail us at email@example.com, and we will gladly accommodate your request.
Inquiries: If you send an email inquiry to this Website at firstname.lastname@example.org, any personal information you submit will be used by Multimatic Motorsports employees who need it in order to respond to your inquiry. When your personal information is no longer required for the purpose for which it was collected or in accordance with any other statutory requirements, the information will be removed or deleted (generally within 12 months).
Changes to Privacy Statement: This Privacy Statement may be updated by us from time to time.
Contact Us: If you have any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Statement or our practices, please contact us by email at email@example.com or in writing at Multimatic Motorsports Inc., 85 Valleywood Drive, Markham, Ontario, Canada L3R 5E5.
Accessibility Customer Service
Accessibility Customer Service Plan/Policy
Providing Goods and Services to People with Disabilities.
(Reviewed September 1, 2020)
Multimatic Inc. and its affiliates (collectively, “Multimatic”) are committed to excellence in serving all customers, including those with disabilities. Multimatic adheres to the principles of dignity, independence, integration and equal opportunity in the provision of our goods and services to persons with disabilities.
Assistive devices: Customers with assistive devices will be welcomed onto Multimatic’s premises that are open to the public. If a customer is unable to use his/her assistive device on our premises, we will ensure that a suitable alternate means for obtaining our goods and services are provided.
Communication: We will communicate with people with disabilities in ways that take into account their disabilities.
Service animals: We welcome people with disabilities and their service animals. Service animals are allowed onto those parts of our premises that are open to the public, unless otherwise excluded by law. In the event a service animal is excluded by law, we will ensure that a suitable alternate means for obtaining our goods and services are provided.
Support persons: A person with a disability who is accompanied by a support person will be allowed to have that support person accompany them on our premises that are open to the public.
Notice of temporary disruption: In the event of a planned or unexpected disruption to services or facilities for customers with disabilities, Multimatic will notify customers promptly by placing a notice of temporary disruption in a conspicuous place or places on our premises. This notice will include the reason for the disruption, the anticipated duration and a description of alternate facilities or services available, if any.
Training for staff: Multimatic will provide training to staff who deal with the public or other third parties on their behalf or who are involved in developing policies regarding the provision of our goods and services.
Training will include:
- An overview of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the requirements of the customer service standard
- Multimatic Accessible Customer Service Plan/Policy
- How to interact and communicate with people with various types of disabilities
- How to interact with people with disabilities who use an assistive device or require the assistance of a service animal or support person
- How equipment or devices on our premises may help with the provision of our goods and services to a person with a disability
- What to do if a person with a disability is having difficulty in accessing our goods and services
Applicable staff will also be trained when changes are made to our policies regarding accessibility. Multimatic will keep a record of who was trained, the nature of the training and the applicable dates.
Feedback process: Customers who wish to provide feedback on the way we provide our goods and services to people with disabilities can do so verbally or in writing. All feedback should be directed to Multimatic Human Resources at: Multimatic Inc., 8688 Woodbine Avenue, Suite 200, Markham, Ontario, Canada L3R 8B9, or by telephone at (905) 470-9149.
Feedback that is in the nature of a complaint should be addressed according to our regular complaint management procedures. Please contact Multimatic Human Resources verbally or in writing at: Multimatic Inc., 8688 Woodbine Avenue, Suite 200, Markham, Ontario, Canada L3R 8B9, or by telephone at (905) 470-9149 for further details.
Availability of Documents: Upon request, Multimatic will provide members of the public with a copy of this Plan/Policy and any other documents required by the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005. The documents will be provided in a manner that considers the requesting individual’s disabilities, if applicable.
Notice of the availability of this Plan/Policy and the above-noted feedback process will be posted on the Multimatic Web Site and in the Reception areas of our premises that are open to the public.
Modifications to this or other Policies: Any Multimatic policies that do not respect and promote the dignity and independence of people with disabilities will be modified to do so.
Accessibility Standards Plan
Improving Opportunities for People with Disabilities.
(Reviewed September 1, 2020)
Multimatic is committed to treating all people in a way that maintains their dignity and independence.
We believe in integration and equal opportunity. We are also committed to meeting the needs of people with disabilities, by preventing and removing barriers to accessibility and complying with the requirements of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.
Accessible Emergency Information: We are committed to providing customers with emergency information that is available to the public in an accessible way upon request. We will also provide employees with disabilities with individualized emergency response information where applicable and with the employee’s consent.
Training: We provide training to employees on Ontario’s accessibility laws and on the Human Rights Code as it relates to people with disabilities. This training includes:
- the development of training materials that are suited to the duties of employees
- integrating the required training into our new employee orientation programs
- reviewing the required information with employees during our regularly scheduled employee communication meetings
- training staff on equipment or devices in our premises that may help with the provision of our goods and services to people with disabilities
Information and Communication: We are committed to meeting the information and communication needs of people with disabilities, including.
- consulting employees with disabilities to determine their information and communication needs
- taking into account peoples’ disabilities in the way in which we communicate with them
- providing employees with disabilities the support(s) necessary for their positions, in a manner that considers their individual disabilities
- accepting feedback from employees, customers and the public who wish to do so, either verbally or in writing
- all feedback should be directed to Multimatic Human Resources at: Multimatic Inc., 8688 Woodbine Avenue, Suite 200, Markham, Ontario, Canada L3R 8B9, or by telephone at (905) 470-9149
- feedback that is in the nature of a complaint should be addressed according to our regular complaint management procedures. Please contact Multimatic Human Resources verbally or in writing at: Multimatic Inc., 8688 Woodbine Avenue, Suite 200, Markham, Ontario, Canada L3R 8B9, or by telephone at (905) 470-9149 for further details
- feedback mechanisms will, upon request in individual cases, be provided in a manner that is accessible to individuals with disabilities
- working with hosts to ensure that all web sites (and the content on those sites) conform to WCAG 2.0, Level AA standards by January, 2021
- providing employees and members of the public with a copy of this Plan and any other documents required by the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, upon request and in a timely manner
- the documents will be provided in a manner that considers the requesting individual’s disabilities, if applicable.
- posting this Plan on the Multimatic Web Site
Employment: We are committed to fair and accessible employment practices.
We will continue to follow our internal Fair Hiring Practices procedure, our Non-Discrimination and Workplace Harassment policy, our Job Opportunities (job posting) procedure and our Modified Work (return-to-work) policy, including applying the requirements of the Employment Standard outlined in the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005. We will ensure that employees are knowledgeable of these policies and procedures, including where to access them. These policies and procedures will be made available in a manner that considers an employee’s disability, upon request and in a timely manner.
We will consider accessibility barriers when designing, planning or modifying future and current facilities. We will adhere to the requirements of the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation for the development or re-development of public spaces (Design of Public Spaces Standard).
This Plan will be reviewed on a periodic basis, at least every five (5) years.
For more information on this Accessibility Standards Plan, please contact Multimatic Resources Department at: Multimatic Inc., 8688 Woodbine Avenue, Suite 200, Markham, Ontario, Canada L3R 8B9, or by telephone at (905) 470-9149.
UK Tax Strategy Statement
UK Tax Strategy Statement – December 31, 2020
This Tax Strategy Statement is prepared and published, in respect of the financial year ending December 31, 2020, on behalf of the Multimatic UK Sub-Group of the Multimatic Group (a foreign group which is a qualifying group in the current financial year) under paragraph 19(2) of Schedule 19 of the UK Finance Act 2016. As such, this Tax Strategy Statement applies in relation to UK taxation only. “UK taxation” has the meaning prescribed in paragraph 15 of Schedule 19 of the UK Finance Act 2016. This Tax Strategy Statement
Multimatic Limited (UK company) is the head of the Multimatic UK Sub-Group (“UK Sub-Group”) and Multimatic Holdings Inc. (Ontario corporation) is the head of the Multimatic Group (“Group”).
Tax Governance: The Group Chief Financial Officer is responsible for the UK Sub-Group’s tax strategy, which is overseen and approved by the Group Board of Directors. The Chief Financial Officer delegates the implementation of the UK Sub-Group’s tax strategy to the Group Tax Director who is overseen by the Group Vice President Finance and Administration. Finance personnel employed at various levels across the Group, including the UK Sub-Group, support the tax function as required. The UK Sub-Group tax strategy is reviewed on a periodic basis, and significant changes are presented to the Group Board of Directors for approval.
Tax Risk Management: The UK Sub-Group is committed to complying with applicable tax law and practice. Accordingly, the UK Sub-Group’s tax risk management policy requires that up-to-date procedures, processes and frameworks be in place to minimize the impact of tax risks on the UK Sub-Group’s business and results, and to enable timely and decisive responses when such risks are identified. The Group Tax Director, Vice President Finance and Administration, Chief Financial Officer and other members of Group management assess tax risks as they arise, including those reported by the UK Sub-Group’s operations. Material risks are communicated to the Group Board of Directors.
Tax Risk Acceptance: Given the scale of the UK Sub-Group’s business and volume of tax obligations, risks may arise in relation to the nature of tax compliance arrangements and the interpretation of tax law and practice. In circumstances of uncertainty or complexity, external professional advice is sought to minimize and/or manage any such potential risks.
The UK Sub-Group uses reliefs and incentives to minimize the tax costs of conducting it business activities, but not for purposes which knowingly breach, or contradict the intent of, applicable tax law or practice.
Tax Planning: The Group’s tax department works closely with all areas of the business to ensure tax decisions are consistent and compliment the UK Sub-Group’s overall business strategy. All tax planning has a bona fide commercial rationale and business substance. Tax planning also takes into consideration potential impacts on the reputation and broader goals of both the UK Sub-Group and the Group itself.
Dealings with HM Revenue and Customs (“HMRC”): The UK Sub-Group engages with HMRC with honesty and transparency in respect of all tax matters. The UK Sub-Group endeavours to work collaboratively with HMRC wherever possible to resolve issues or address uncertainties or complexities in the interpretation or application of tax law or practice.
EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
The protection of personal data is important to Multimatic.
We collect and process information about individuals (personal data) for business purposes, including employment and HR administration, provision of our goods and services, marketing and business administration. This includes personal data relating to our employees, customers, suppliers and third parties.
We comply with legislative requirements protecting privacy, including, for our operations in the U.K., Germany and the Czech Republic, under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in force on 25 May 2018.
For additional information on how we process personal data under the GDPR, please follow the links below:
- GDPR – Multimatic Data Protection Policy
- GDPR – Multimatic Employee Privacy Notice
- GDPR – Multimatic Job Applicant Privacy Notice
- GDPR – Multimatic Data Breach Reporting Policy
If you have any questions or concerns regarding these policies or our practices, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, in writing at Multimatic Human Resources, Multimatic Inc., 8688 Woodbine Avenue, Suite 200, Markham, Ontario, Canada L3R 8B9, or by telephone at (905) 470-9149.
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Statement on Anti-Slavery
Multimatic Ltd. – Statement on Anti-Slavery Pursuant to Section 54(1) of the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015
This statement is made pursuant to Section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the “MSA”) and sets out the steps that Multimatic Ltd. and its affiliates in the United Kingdom have taken to ensure that their business and supply chains are free from slavery and human trafficking during the prior financial year ended on December 31.
This statement covers Multimatic Ltd. and each of its affiliates incorporated or organized in the United Kingdom, including Multimatic Holdings Limited, MTCE Limited, Multimatic CFT Limited and Multimatic U.K. Limited and each of their respective operating Divisions and Business Units, all of which are collectively referred to as the “Company” in this statement.
The Company is committed to limiting the risk of modern slavery within its business and supply chains or any other of its business relationships in accordance with the requirements of Section 54(1) of the MSA.
Company Organisational Structure and Operations
The Company supplies engineered components, systems and services to Original Equipment Manufacturers in the automotive industry. The Company’s core competencies include the engineering and manufacturing of complex mechanisms, body hardware, suspension systems and body structures, as well as the design and development of lightweight composite automotive systems. The Company also develops and manufactures specialty vehicles (including concept cars, race cars and supercars).
The Company is an affiliate of Multimatic Inc. (its parent company) (“Multimatic”) which is a private company with corporate headquarters located in Markham, Ontario, Canada.
Multimatic and its affiliates (the “Multimatic Group”) employ approximately 5,000 people worldwide and operates in the UK, the EU, North America, China, Japan and Australia.
Additional information regarding the Multimatic Group may be found at: www.multimatic.com
The Company has annual turnover in excess of £36 million and is therefore required to file this statement.
Nature of Supply Chains
The automotive supply chain is very complex and includes multiple layers of suppliers that directly and indirectly supply components, services and raw materials from locations around the world. The scope and complexity of this supply chain often prohibits the Company from engaging directly with each sub-supplier in its supply chain. Nevertheless, the Company engages with its direct suppliers and independent contractors and expects that they will adhere to the Company’s Policy on Anti-Slavery Pursuant to Section 54(1) of the MSA (the “Policy”).
Policy on Anti-Slavery
The Company’s Policy reflects its commitment to implementing and enforcing effective procedures and controls to limit the risk of modern slavery practices from infiltrating its business and supply chains or any of its other business relationships.
The Company makes its suppliers aware of the Policy and takes appropriate measures to ensure that its suppliers adhere to the same high standards.
The Policy was developed with the support of Multimatic Inc.’s Legal and Human Resources Departments and the Company Director of Human Resources, in consultation with external counsel in the United Kingdom.
As a Tier 1 supplier (or lower tier supplier) to Original Equipment Manufacturers in the automotive industry, the Company is regularly required to validate its component parts and the processes used to manufacture the component parts. This extensive validation process is utilized by the Company’s customers to confirm that parts produced and processes used by the Company satisfy applicable quality and manufacturing criteria. Through this validation process, the Company is able to assess the risk of slavery and human trafficking associated with its operations and the operations of its direct suppliers and independent contractors.
Due Diligence Processes in Relation to Slavery and Human Trafficking
In order to monitor and mitigate the risks of slavery and human trafficking occurring within the Company’s supply chains, the Company adheres to the strict standards imposed by the Original Equipment Manufacturers in the automotive industry. In addition to the extensive validation processes outlined above, the Original Equipment Manufacturers require (as a condition of supplying component parts and related services) that Tier 1 suppliers such as the Company represent they do not use child, slave, prisoner or any other form of forced or involuntary labour.
The Original Equipment Manufacturers may audit the Company to ensure compliance with the foregoing and/or require the Company to certify compliance with these strict standards. The Company, in turn, requires that its direct suppliers and independent contractors adhere to the same strict standards. The Company’s general terms and conditions, applicable to standard contracts with its direct suppliers and independent contractors, requires compliance with laws including, without limitation, the MSA. In addition, the Company’s supplier code of conduct specifically prohibits the use of forced labour or child labour.
The Company provides training to all key employees to ensure that they: (i) understand the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking infiltrating the Company’s business or supply chains; and (ii) effectively implement the Policy and related procedures to address and mitigate this risk. The Company’s employee handbook includes a statement confirming that the Company prohibits the use of forced, compulsory or child labour at any Company facilities and the facilities of its suppliers. The Company’s “Open Door Policy” provides employees with a procedure by which concerns about modern slavery and human trafficking may be raised easily and responded to quickly by management.
The Company’s whistleblowing policy protects employees who make good faith reports in relation to an issue of modern slavery and human trafficking.
Monitoring Compliance and Key Performance Indicators
In order to monitor adherence to the Policy, the Company reserves the right to audit the businesses of its direct suppliers and independent contractors. The Company may also require its direct suppliers and independent contractors to provide written certificates of compliance confirming adherence to the MSA and any other law prohibiting modern slavery and human trafficking.
The Company regularly monitors and tracks the performance of its direct suppliers and independent contractors as part of its own procedures and in order to comply with the strict standards established by the Original Equipment Manufacturers in the automotive industry. If a direct supplier or independent contractor is found to be in violation of the Policy and/or the MSA, the Company will assign it a negative Key Performance Indicator. This may impact current and future business with the Company and, depending on the severity of the violation, the Company reserves its right to terminate any applicable contracts with the direct supplier or independent contractor.
Employees of the Company who breach the Policy are also subject to disciplinary action up to and including dismissal in the case of breaches regarded as gross misconduct. Employees of the Company who suspect that a breach of the Policy has occurred are encouraged to report such instances to management through the “Open Door Process” or using the Company’s whistleblower procedures.
This statement was approved by the Board of Directors of the Company as of May 1, 2021 and was executed by Michael Spence (Director) and Steve Proniuk (Director) as of May 1, 2021.