LKQ Euro Car Parts trades and operates in the UK via a number of companies, Euro Car Parts, Arleigh Group and LKQ Coatings. Our UK and Republic of Ireland group companies are ultimately owned by LKQ inc. As a UK and Republic of Ireland Group we benefit from skills, expertise and talent across all our companies.
As a responsible employer and in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Reporting) Regulations 2017 we have produced this Gender Pay Gap Report. This report covers employees of LKQ Euro Car Parts, the main employing entity of the Euro Car Parts UK Group and our separate legal entity of Arleigh Group*.
This report details employees at all levels, including the executive team. For further transparency, each individual company has declared their figures, along with our overall approach and strategy, as a responsible UK Group of companies.
The four types of figures we are required to report on, as set out by the Government, are as follows:
To view our compliance statement, click here.
Effective Date: June 12, 2019
Maintaining the security of your data is of paramount importance to us and we are committed to respecting your privacy rights.
This notice applies when using the website: www.eurocarparts.com
Information We Collect
We may obtain information about you that you upload to our LKQ Euro Car Parts careers portal or that may be provided to us by a recruitment agent. The types of information we may obtain include:
In addition, when you visit the Euro Car Parts careers portal, we may collect certain information by automated means, such as cookies, as described in more detail below. The information we may collect by automated means includes:
How We Use the Information We Collect
We may use the information we obtain about you to:
We also use non-personally identifiable information and certain technical information about your computer and your access of the LKQ Euro Car Parts careers portal (including your internet protocol address) in order to operate, maintain and manage the Euro Car Parts careers portal. We collect this information by automated means, such as cookies as described in more detail below.
If we seek to use the information we obtain about you in other ways, we will provide specific notice and request your consent at the time of collection.
Information We Share
When you apply for a job through LKQ Euro Car Parts careers portal, we provide your Personal Information to the hiring Manager (including your e-mail address and other contact information that you publish on your resume). The hiring Manager may use your information to contact you directly.
We also may share Personal Information with our service providers who help us in the delivery of our own products and services to you. These service providers may only use or disclose the information as necessary to perform services on our behalf or as otherwise required by law.
Euro Car Parts also may disclose specific user information when we determine, in good faith, that such disclosure is necessary to comply with the law, to cooperate with or seek assistance from law enforcement, to prevent a crime or protect national security, or to protect the interests or safety of LKQ Euro Car Parts staff.
In addition, Personal Information we have collected may be passed on to a third party in the event of a transfer of ownership or assets or a bankruptcy or other corporate reorganization of LKQ Euro Car Parts.
About Cookies, Tracking Choices
A “cookie” is a text file that websites send to a visitor’s computer or other Internet-connected device to uniquely identify the visitor’s browser or to store information or settings in the browser.
Update Your Account Information
You may access, update and amend some of the Personal Information in our custody and control at any time by requesting us to do so. Please note, however, that you will not be able to delete certain information, including your resume, once such information has been uploaded to the LKQ Euro Car Parts careers portal.
How We Protect Personal Information
Euro Car Parts maintains administrative, technical and physical safeguards designed to assist us in protecting the Personal Information we collect against accidental, unlawful or unauthorized destruction, loss, alteration, access, disclosure or use.
Please note that no electronic transmission of information can be entirely secure. We cannot guarantee that the security measures we have in place to safeguard Personal Information will never be defeated or fail, or that those measures will always be sufficient or effective. Therefore, although we are committed to protecting your privacy, we do not promise, and you should not expect, that your Personal Information will always remain private. As a user of LKQ Euro Car Parts’ Careers portal, you understand and agree that you assume all responsibility and risk for your use of the website, the internet generally, and the documents you post or access and for your conduct on and off the website.
How Long We Keep Personal Information
If you are unsuccessful at any stage of the process, the information you have provided until that point will be retained for 6 months from the closure of the campaign. Information generated throughout the assessment process, for example interview notes, is retained by us for 6 months following the closure of the campaign.
Equal opportunities information is retained for 6 months following the closure of the campaign whether you are successful or not. If you are successful in your application, we will retain your information in accordance with our Privacy Notice for Employees, Workers and Contractors. A copy of this Notice will be provided to you with your offer letter.
We do not knowingly collect or solicit information from anyone under the age of 16. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under the age of 16, we will delete that information as quickly as possible.
At any point while we are in possession of or processing your personal data, you, the data subject, have the following rights:
All of the above requests will be forwarded on should there be a third party involved in the processing of your personal data.
You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting us at LKQ Euro Car Parts Limited by any of the means outlined below.
Our Website may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.
How to Contact Us
If you have any questions about how we use your personal data that are not answered here, or if you want to exercise your rights regarding your personal data, please contact us by any of the following means:
Please include your name and email address in email requests, and your name and postal address in mail requests
Introduction from the Board
This statement is made pursuant to Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the “Act”) on behalf of Euro Car Parts Limited (LKQ Euro Car Parts);
The above company is an affiliate of LKQ Corporation and part of the overall governance and compliance framework of the wider LKQ Group.
Our Supply Chains
LKQ Euro Car Parts is the largest distributor in the UK in the automotive and components sector.
Our supply chain extends to parts manufacturers in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa. In addition to dealing with manufacturers we deal with other suppliers to support the operational and commercial aspects of our business.
Due to the complexity of our supply chain, there are often many different levels of suppliers between a distributor and the source of raw materials obtained by the manufacturers that we engage with. We therefore require that our suppliers and manufacturers adhere to the same ethical trading principals that we adhere to.
Our Policies on Slavery and Human Trafficking
Our objective is to ensure as far as reasonably practicable that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in our own business. We have a Code of Ethics, Modern Slavery Policy and an Ethical Trading Policy, and we require our suppliers and employees to follow such policies.
Due Diligence Processes for Slavery and Human Trafficking
As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk we seek to:
Supplier Adherence to Our Values
We have a zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking. To encourage all those in our supply chain to comply with our policies, we have involved our Legal, Procurement, HR and Audit departments to assist the business in ensuring, as far as reasonably possible, that our supply chain adheres to the Modern Slavery Act.
We regularly review and update our standard terms and conditions. We have sent revised terms and our Ethical Trading Policy to our suppliers to make them aware of the standards that we expect from them.
We continue to audit suppliers in China, which we have identified to be a high-risk region. This forms an integral part of our supplier introduction process and is followed up by targeted audits.
In addition, we employ a third party risk monitoring and screening tool as part of the due diligence we carry out on our suppliers, which helps us identify and address any modern slavery risk in our supply chain.
To promote understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business, we are continually refreshing our training and awareness activity with internal staff.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes LKQ Euro Car Parts’s Modern Slavery Statement.
Andy Hamilton (CEO)
Euro Car Parts Limited
7th May 2022.
This Tax Strategy describes the management of all UK entities within the LKQ Corporation group of companies (references to “LKQ UK” include all such UK entities). LKQ Corporation (“LKQ”) is a leading provider of alternative and specialty parts to repair and accessorize automobiles and other vehicles. LKQ is a publicly traded (NASDAQ: LKQ) U.S. based multinational corporation, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.
In compliance with the requirements of UK Finance Act 2016 Schedule 19, paragraph 19(2), Euro Car Parts Limited and Arleigh Group Limited are publishing this tax strategy for the current financial year ending on 31 December 2021. This tax strategy is reviewed annually.
The tax strategy is approved by the boards of Euro Car Parts Limited and Arleigh Group Limited, LKQ UK’s principal group and holding companies, and it sets out LKQ UK’s approach to UK taxation. References to “UK tax” and “UK taxation” are to the taxes and duties in the UK, including, inter alia, corporate income taxes, indirect taxes, and employment related taxes.
Governance & Risk Management
The Vice President – Tax of LKQ Corporation, as LKQ’s global chief tax officer, has primary responsibility for strategic management of the tax affairs of LKQ UK. LKQ’s global tax department is part of the finance function and reports to the LKQ Corporation Chief Financial Officer. Additional oversight is provided by the Audit Committee of LKQ Corporation’s Board of Directors. The UK Senior Accounting Officer (SAO) has responsibility for the day-to-day management of UK tax matters, assisted by a UK Head of Tax.
LKQ is committed to uphold ethical standards in all of its corporate and business activities. LKQ’s internal Code of Ethics underpins LKQ UK’s approach to UK taxation. The Code of Ethics is published on LKQ Corporation’s website.
LKQ UK’s practice is to ensure compliance with UK tax laws and regulations and practices. The overall UK tax strategy includes the following:
Meeting all legal requirements, filing all required tax returns, and making all required tax payments.
Working to identify key tax risks and managing those risks through effective controls.
Working with stakeholders to utilize appropriate tax incentives and reliefs that are available and legally allowable, and consistent with LKQ UK’s business objectives; and
Considering tax implications of business operations, including acquisitions and other investments.
LKQ maintains internal policies and procedures to support its tax controls and ensure compliance with the U.S. Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the UK’s Senior Accounting Officer certification requirements. These controls are audited annually by both internal and external auditors. The LKQ group tax department includes a team of professionals with appropriate qualifications and experience to identify and manage tax risk. Other individuals within the finance function also support the tax department in identifying these risks. The tax department recognizes that UK tax laws and practices are complex and dynamic. Advice may be sought from external professional advisors, where appropriate, to ensure that new tax laws and practices are fully understood, in relation to areas of uncertainty or with regards to a material transaction.
LKQ UK is committed to complying with UK tax laws, regulations and practices when meeting the commercial needs of the business. LKQ UK may utilize tax incentives or reliefs where available, legally permissible, and consistent with the business commercial objectives and operations. Any tax incentives or reliefs are utilized in accordance with the letter and the spirit of the law.
The LKQ group aligns its transfer pricing policies with OECD guidelines as well as the guidelines of the various jurisdictions in which it operates. Transactions between affiliates are conducted on an arm’s length basis to ensure the parties to intercompany transactions are appropriately remunerated.
Whilst LKQ UK does not have rigid levels of acceptable tax risk, LKQ UK’s tolerance for tax risks is continually evaluated and managed to ensure LKQ UK is acting in compliance with the letter and the spirit of the law. LKQ UK’s tax strategy aligns with its business strategy and operations, and tax risks are managed in the context of substantive business transactions. LKQ UK continuously monitors its UK operations to ensure compliance with relevant tax laws, including transfer pricing guidelines, and to identify and address material tax risks. Risks are regularly reviewed for changes in business and legislation. LKQ UK maintains relationships with external tax professionals and seeks their advice as needed to confirm the tax department’s internal assessments of tax positions and tax risk.
Relationship with HMRC
LKQ UK communicates with HMRC promptly, openly and with transparency, and seeks to work collaboratively with HMRC to explain the business, obtain certainty on tax matters and resolve disputes. Where issues of differing tax interpretations may arise, LKQ UK will engage in proactive discussions with HMRC to bring matters to conclusion. Where LKQ UK is unable to reach agreement with HMRC on a disputed matter, and provided its position is supported by professional advisors, LKQ UK may seek to resolve the issue through alternative methods of dispute resolution. If inadvertent errors in tax submissions are discovered, LKQ UK’s policy is to notify HMRC as soon as reasonably practicable after such errors have been identified.Back
Our goal is to be the leading value-added global distributor of vehicle parts and accessories offering our customers the most comprehensive and cost-effective parts solutions while building strong partnerships with our employees and communities in which we operate.
Our code will help you find and understand the principles, standards and LKQ policies that apply in your work with LKQ. Please take time to learn the code and to understand your personal responsibilities. Finally, in addition to acting ethically yourself, if you see or hear something that does not seem right to you, please speak up. This helps us to investigate and take action before something more serious happens.
Thank you for supporting our commitment to doing business the right way.
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