Regulation 17(5) The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015 ("Listing Regulations") stipulates that the Board of Directors of every listed company shall lay down a code of conduct for all Board members and Senior Management personnel of the Company.
The term "Senior Management" shall mean All Unit Heads, Company Secretary and Chief Financial officer.
The directors and senior management will not compromise the company's interest in dealing with customers and suppliers.
The Directors including Independent Directors shall adhere to the roles and duties as defines under the provisions of Companies act, 2013 and SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015 besides other roles and duties as may be referred by the Board of Directors of the Company from time to time.
The Company's Directors and Senior Management shall comply with all the applicable provisions of laws and regulations of the countries in which the company operates. Company's Directors and Senior Management shall contact Company's legal counsel in case they have questions regarding applicable laws.
No Director or Member of Senior Management shall commit or condone an illegal act or instruct another employee, etc. to do so.
Directors and other Senior Management are expected to be sufficiently familiar with any legislation that applies to their work, to recognize potential liabilities and to know when to seek legal advice.
No Director or Member of Senior Management staff shall create or condone the creation of a false record and shall not destroy or condone the destruction of a record, except in accordance with the guidelines laid down in this regard or permitted under any law of the land for the time being in force.
Directors and Members of Senior Management should declare their outside business interests at the time of engagement and are required to limit outside business activities to avoid any conflict of interests or breaches of any of the provision of this Code. Notwithstanding any outside business activity, Directors and Members of Senior Management are required to act in the best interests of the Company.
Directors and Members of Senior Management should at all times maintain the confidentiality of all confidential information and all records of the Company, and must not make use of or reveal such information or records except in course of the performance of their duties or unless the documents or information becomes matter of general public knowledge.
Similarly, Directors and Members of Senior Management should not use the confidential information obtained through their association or employment with the Company to further their private interests or the private interests of their relatives.
Directors and Members of Senior Management using the Company’s computer data base or electronic mail system will be expected to comply with any internal policies and procedures that guide the storage, use and transmission or information through this medium.
No information either formally or informally shall be provided to the press, other publicity media or any other external agency except with in approved policies.
Directors or Members of Senior Management are expected to comply with the Insider Trading Regulations of the Company and/or any other regulations/guidelines regarding investment in the Company's shares issued, from time to time, by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI).
Directors or Members of Senior Management may hold outside jobs or engage in modest self employment activities in their own time, using their own resources, and in a manner not adversely affecting their performance in the Company.
However, no Directors or Members of Senior Management may accept work with a competitor, or with any entity that could lead to conflict of interest or a situation prejudicial to the interests of the Company.
It is essential to the efficient business practices that all those who do business with the Company as contractors/customers etc. have access to the Company on equal terms.
Directors or Members of Senior Management should not accept entertainment or gifts (gifts or entertainment in this clause includes cash, preferred loans, securities or secret commissions), which grant or appear to grant preferential treatment to a potential or actual contractor/customer of the Company. A business relationship with the Company will be conditional on compliance with this Code.
Similarly, no Director or Member of Senior Management may offer entertainment, gifts of benefits, in order to secure preferential treatment for the Company.
Gifts, entertainment and benefits may only be accepted or offered by a Director or Member of Senior Management in the normal exchanges common to business relationships.
The Directors and Members of Senior Management will encourage and support the professional development of the employees of the Company and provide them all necessary assistance and cooperation.
Environmental Protection is a fundamental value of the Company. Directors and members of Senior Management have a crucial role in ensuring that Company’s operations comply with the environmental legislation and standards.
Safety must be everyone’s concern. The Company is committed to providing all employees a safe, healthful and harassment free workplace and to ensuring safe and respectful work practices and conditions.
Directors and Members of Senior Management have both a legal and a moral responsibility for the safety and the protection of the environment.
Directors and Members of Senior Management are often engaged in various forms of research or problem solving for the Company. The product of their efforts produced within the scope of their employment belongs to the Company, whether the product was concluded while actually at work or not.
Such products include computer programs, technical process, inventions, research methods, reports or articles, and any other form of innovation or development. Directors and Members of Senior Management shall maintain confidentiality of these kinds of knowledge/patents and will not put the same to personal use.
Directors or Members of Senior Management must not misappropriate the Company’s property for personal use.
Directors and Members of Senior Management are entrusted with the care, management and cost-effective use of the Company’s property, including the use of Company’s name, and should not make use of these resources for their own personal benefit.
Directors and Members of Senior Management should ensure that all the Company’s property assigned to them is maintained in good condition and should be able to account for such property.
Directors and Members of Senior Management may not dispose of the Company’s property except in accordance with the guidelines for this purpose.
The Company is determined to behave, and to be perceived, as an ethical corporation. Directors and Members of Senior Management must adhere to the standards described in this Code of Conduct.
Any Director or Member of Senior Management requiring any clarification regarding this Code of Conduct may contact Company Secretary.