Our CSR commitments include, but are not limited to, education, healthcare, energy and climate change, and betterment of the society through respect for universal human rights and the environment, acting with integrity and accountability and operating responsibly and sustainably.CSR in India the new Companies Act 2013 (hereinafter referred to as ‘the Act’), has introduced the idea of CSR to the forefront and through its “Comply-or-Explain” mandate. It mandates qualifying companies to constitute Corporate Social Responsibility Committee to effectively monitor CSR activities of the Company. Further the Companies (Corporate Social Responsibility Policy) Rules, 2014 (hereinafter referred to as “CSR Rules”) lays down the framework and modalities of carrying out CSR activities which are specified in Schedule VII of the companies Act, 2013, as amended from time to time.
2. OBJECTIVE & SCOPE
The main objective of the CSR Policy is to lay down guidelines for the Company to make CSR as one of the key focus areas to make a positive contribution to society through high impact, sustainable programs. This Policy covers current as well as proposed CSR activities to be undertaken by the Company and examining their alignment with Schedule VII of the Act as amended from time to time. It covers the CSR activities which are being carried out in India only and includes strategy that defines plans for future.
The Company proposes to implement its CSR activities in various sectors stated hereunder:
- Promotion and development of rural sports and National Games
- Purification & supply of Drinking Water& conservation of water.
- Vocational Skills
- Entrepreneurship Skills
- Targeted Sectors
- Employment Opportunities
- Rural Development
- Medical Aid
- Old Aged Homes
- Women Hostels
- Special Employment Opportunities for Women
- Environment Protection
- Animal Welfare
- Conservation of Natural Resources
- Protection of National Heritage
- Promoting and development of Art and Culture
- Contribution to funds set by the Central or State Government for development
- welfare of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and minorities
- Rural Development Projects
- Go Green Initiatives
- Human Rights
- Contribution to Prime Ministers Fund ( if allowed )
- Any other area as may be prescribed / allowed by Schedule VII amended from time to time.
The Company will review the sectors from time to time and make additions/ deletions/ clarifications to the above sectors.
CSR COMMITTEE Constitution
As per the provisions of Section 135 of the Act, read with the rules there under, the Board of Directors shall constitute the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Committee. The Members of CSR shall be appointed by the Board of Directors of the Company which must consist of at least two or more Directors. The company may request the independent directors to be also a part of the CSR committee.
CSR BUDGET/CSR SPEND
The Act mandates companies meeting the qualification criteria to allocate certain portion of its annual net profits (before tax) during the three immediately preceding financial years to be spent on CSR Activities that fall under purview of Schedule VII of the Act.
CSR Expenditure: Net profit means profit more fully described under Rule 2(f) of the CSR Rules. The CSR expenditure shall include all expenditure including contribution to corpus or on projects or programs relating to CSR activities approved by the Board of Directors on the recommendation of its CSR Committee but does not include any expenditure on an item not in conformity or not in line with activities stated under Schedule VII of the Act.
Expenditure on CSR capabilities The Company may build CSR capabilities of their own personnel as well as of their Implementing Agencies and such expenditure shall not exceed 5% of the total CSR spend of the Company as stated in the Rules from time to time. Determination of whether a particular expenses fall within this 5% cap can be decided in consultation of the Managing director/ Chief Financial Officer of the Company based on the clarification available from time to time in this regard.
Failure to spend the CSR Money In case the Company fails to spend the above targeted amount in that particular financial year, the Committee shall submit a report in writing to the Board of Directors specifying the reasons for not spending the amount which in turn shall be reported by the Board of Directors in their Directors’ Report for that particular Financial Year. Surplus arising out of the CSR initiatives shall not form part of the business profits of the Company.
In line with Schedule VII of the Act and the CSR Rules, the Company shall undertake CSR activities included in its Annual CSR Plan, as recommended by the CSR Committee at the beginning of each year. The Committee is authorized to approve any modification to the existing Annual CSR Plan or to propose any new program during the financial year under review.
Annual CSR Plan
The Annual CSR Plan is a yearly plan of CSR activities that would be placed before the Board of Directors of the Company based on recommendation of its CSR Committee which outlines the following aspects of CSR initiatives of the Company
- Partnering agencies/companies/firms
- Process Owners
- Project Proposals
- Targeted Beneficiaries & their key needs
- Alignment with Schedule VII
- Project Goals and milestones
- Activities and Timelines including expected closure dates
- CSR Budget with projections
- Monitoring mechanism
- Progress reporting and frequency of reports
- Risks and mitigation strategies
- Any other information as may be required by the CSR Committee