Code Of Conduct

In terms of the Regulation 17(5) of the Securities & Exchange Board of India (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015 effective from 1st December, 2015, the Company proposes to lay down a Code of Conduct for all Board Members and Senior Management of the Company. This shall mean personnel of the Company who are members of its core management team excluding Board of Directors but inclusive of all members of the management one level below the executive directors and all functional heads. The Code of Conduct shall be posted on the Website of the Company. The Code of Conduct will be reviewed as and when situation dictates.

NATIONAL INTEREST

The Company shall be committed, in all its actions, to benefit the economic development of the country. It shall not undertake any project or activity that will have an adverse impact on the nation’s interest. The Company shall conduct its business affairs in accordance with the law of the land and conforming to the Government's economic and foreign policies.

FINANCIAL REPORTING AND RECORDS

The Company and its officers shall prepare and maintain accounts in accordance with the accounting standards, laws, and regulations of the country. Any willful material misrepresentation on the financial accounts and reports shall be regarded as a violation of the code. Internal Audit Reports shall fairly and accurately reflect the matters covered in the reports and there shall be neither willful omission of any Company’s transactions nor advance income recognition.

COMPETITION

The Company shall make every possible effort for the establishment of an open market economy in India in accordance with the liberalization policy of the Government and shall refrain from being engaged in activities which will lead to unfair trade practices. The Company shall market its products and services without resorting to any unfair and misleading statement about the competitor’s products and services.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES TO EMPLOYEES

Equal opportunities will be extended to all its employees and to all qualified applicants for employment without any regard to their caste, religion, marital status, gender, age, nationality, and disability status. Employees of the Company shall be treated with dignity and the work environment will be free from sexual harassment whether physical, verbal or psychological.

HEALTH SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT

The Company shall provide a healthy working environment in conducting its business and shall comply with all regulations regarding preservation of the environment of the territory it operates in. The Company and its officers shall be committed to prevent the wasteful use of natural resources and strive for protecting the ecological environment.

QUALITY OF PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

The Company shall be committed to supply goods and services of the highest quality consistent with the requirement of its customers. The Company shall endeavor to achieve international standards.

ETHICAL CONDUCT

Every Officer of the Company, which includes its executives, non-executive Directors, and Chief Executives, shall deal with professionalism, honesty, and integrity as well as follow high ethical standards.

SHAREHOLDERS

The Company shall be committed to enhance shareholders’ value and comply with all the regulations and laws that govern the shareholders’ rights. The Company shall fairly inform its shareholders about relevant aspects of the Company’s business and disclose such information in accordance with the listing requirements, regulations, and SEBI guidelines.

CONFIDENTIALITY

The Officers shall not disclose any facts / figures / information / trade secrets or confidential documents in written or verbal form obtained during the course of their business relationship with the Company to any person / statutory body / organization unless required by law or with specific written permission from the Company.

CONFLICT OF INTEREST

The Officers and employees of the Company shall not engage in any activity that interferes with their performance or might go against the interest of the Company. They are not permitted to accept simultaneous employment from suppliers, customers or competitors of the Company or take part in any activity that enhances or supports competitors’ position. It is mandatory for every employee to make a full disclosure of any interest which may have an impact on the business dealings of the Company. If an employee fails to make a disclosure and the management of the Company becomes aware of a conflict of interest, the management should take the matter seriously and ensure suitable disciplinary action against the officers and concerned employees.

PROTECTION OF ASSETS

The assets of the Company should not be misused but employed for the purpose of conducting the business irrespective of the nature of assets.

LEGAL AND REGULATORY COMPLIANCE

The Company and all its employees shall comply with all the applicable government laws, rules, and regulations both in letter and spirit. Any violation thereof will be subject to disciplinary action by the Company.

CORPORATE OPPORTUNITIES

The Officers shall not exploit, for their personal gain, the opportunities that are discovered through the use of the Company’s property, information or position unless the opportunities are disclosed in writing to the Company’s Board of Directors.

GIFTS AND DONATIONS

The Company and its officers / employees shall neither receive nor offer, directly or indirectly, any illegal payments, remuneration, gifts or comparable benefits from customers, vendors, consultants etc. that is intended to or perceived to influence any business decision or to obtain uncompetitive favors for the conduct of its business.

VIOLATION OF THE CODE

It will be the ethical responsibility of the Officers to help enforce this code. Any violation of law, this code or other company policies will prompt the Company to take appropriate disciplinary action against such concerned officer(s).

DUTIES OF INDEPENDENT DIRECTORS

Every Independent Director of the Company shall:

  • Undertake appropriate induction and regularly update and refresh their skills, knowledge, and familiarity with the Company;
  • Seek appropriate clarification or amplification of information and, where necessary, take and follow appropriate professional advice and opinion of outside experts at the expense of the Company;
  • Strive to attend all meetings of the Board of Directors and of the Board committees of which he/she is a member;
  • Participate constructively and actively in the committees of the Board in which they are chairpersons or members;
  • Strive to attend the general meetings of the Company;
  • Ensure that their concerns about the running of the Company or a proposed action are addressed by the Board and, to the extent that they are resolved, and also insist that their concerns are recorded in the minutes of the Board Meeting;
  • Keep themselves well informed about the Company and the external environment in which it operates;
  • Not unfairly obstruct the functioning of an otherwise proper Board or committee of the Board;
  • Pay sufficient attention and ensure that adequate deliberations are made before approving related party transactions and assure themselves that the same are in the interest of the Company;
  • Ascertain and ensure that the Company has an adequate and functional vigil mechanism and also make sure the interests of a person who uses such mechanism are not prejudicially affected on account of such use;
  • Report concerns about unethical behavior, actual or suspected fraud or violation of the Company’s Code of Conduct or ethics policy;
  • Acting within their authority, assist in protecting the legitimate interests of the Company, its shareholders, and employees;
  • Not disclose confidential information including commercial secrets, technologies, advertising, and sales promotion plans, as well as unpublished price sensitive information, unless such disclosure is expressly approved by the Board or required by law.

AMENDMENT / MODIFICATION OF THE CODE

The Company is committed to continuously review and update this code which is subject to modification. Any amendment, as and when approved by the Board of Directors will be circulated to all concerned.

GENERAL

All questions concerning the meaning and application of this code shall be addressed to the Board of Directors and all such questions and replies will be maintained in strict confidence.