CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY POLICY
I. CONCEPT AND VISION
The Company intends to make a positive difference to society and contribute its share towards the social cause of betterment of society and area in which companies operates. The Company also believes in the trusteeship concept.
This entails transcending business interests and working towards making a meaningful difference to the society.
In this regard, the Company has made this policy which encompasses the Company’s philosophy for delineating its responsibility as a Corporate Citizen and lays down the guidelines and mechanism for undertaking socially useful programmes for welfare & sustainable development of the community at large and titles as the “Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Policy” which is based as per the Companies Act, 2013 and rules framed there under.
This policy has been formulated and recommended by the CSR Committee and adopted by the Board of Directors at its meeting held on March 31, 2015. The Board may, upon recommendation of the CSR Committee, amend or modify this CSR Policy as and when necessary.
Provided that net profit in respect of financial year for which the relevant financial statements were prepared in accordance with the provisions of the Companies act 1956 shall not be required to be re-calculated in accordance
with the provisions of the Companies Act 2013.
Words and expressions used in this policy and not defined herein but defined under the Companies Act, 2013 shall have the same meanings respectively assigned to them.
III. CONSTITUTION, COMPOSITION AND SCOPE OF CORPORATE
SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY COMMITTEE (CSR COMMITTEE)
(a) Constitution and composition of the CSR Committee
The CSR initiatives/activities of the Company will be identified and initiated by the CSR Committee comprising of 2 (two) Members/ Directors.
The members of the CSR Committee shall elect one of them as the Chairman of the Committee. The CSR Committee shall recommend to the Board the amount of expenditure to be incurred by the Company on CSR activities and the Board will ensure that the activities as are included in the CSR Policy are undertaken by the Company subject to and in accordance with the provisions of section 135 of the Companies Act, 2013.
The composition of CSR Committee shall be disclosed in the Board’s report.
(b) Scope of the CSR Committee
The CSR Committee has been set up to;
The modalities of the execution of the CSR projects or programs and their implementation along with the monitoring process of such projects or programs as decided by the CSR Committee.
IV. CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY ACTIVITIES
The Company shall upon the recommendation of its CSR Committee and with necessary approval of the Board, undertake any one or more of the following activities, as part of its corporate social responsibility initiative,
which are defined in Schedule VII of the Companies Act 2013;
1. eradicating hunger, poverty and malnutrition, promoting preventive health care and sanitation and making available safe drinking water;
2. promoting education, including special education and employment enhancing vocation skills especially among children, women, elderly, and the differently abled and livelihood enhancement projects;
3. promoting gender equality, empowering women, setting up homes and hostels for women and orphans; setting up old age homes, day care centres and such other facilities for senior citizens and measures for reducing inequalities faced by socially and economically backward groups;
4. ensuring environmental sustainability, ecological balance, protection of flora and fauna, animal welfare, agroforestry, conservation of natural resources and maintaining quality of soil, air and water;
5. protection of national heritage, art and culture including restoration of buildings and sites of historical importance and works of art; setting up public libraries; promotion and development of traditional arts and handicrafts;
6. measures for the benefit of armed forces veterans, war widows and their dependents;
7. training to promote rural sports, nationally recognised sports, paralympic sports and Olympic sports;
8. contribution to the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund or any other fund set up by the Central Government for socio-economic development and relief and welfare of the Scheduled Castes, the Scheduled Tribes, other backward
classes, minorities and women;
9. contributions or funds provided to technology incubators located within academic institutions which are approved by the Central Government;
10. rural development projects;
11. slum area development.
Explanation.— For the purposes of this item, the term ‘slum area’ shall mean any area declared as such by the Central Government or any State Government or any other competent authority under any law for the time
being in force.”
Provided that, the CSR projects and programs or activities that benefit only the employees of the Company and their relatives shall not be considered as CSR activities.
Also, the CSR activities undertaken in India only will be taken into consideration, in order to satisfy the requirement of section 135 of the Companies Act 2013.