Code Of Conduct
- The Code provides guidance to employees in recognizing and dealing with important ethical and legal issues and fosters a culture of honesty and accountability.
- This Code is not intended to cover every legal or ethical issue that may arise in course of the business. When required, advice or guidance must be taken from the appropriate person in the Senior Management Cadre
Corporate and Organisational Values
- Integrity - doing what is right : This Code is not intended to cover every legal or ethical issue that may arise in course of the business. When required, advice or guidance must be taken from the appropriate person in the Senior Management Cadre
Gifts: Employees will not solicit any gifts from
their business relationships.
- Employees shall reject unsolicited gifts that may be perceived as intended to influence any business decision. Any gift which is consistent with customary business practices, inexpensive gifts, corporate gifts, infrequent business meals, celebratory events and entertainment, provided that they are not excessive or create an appearance of impropriety, do not violate this policy.
- Acceptance of cash gift is prohibited.
Conflict of Interest :
Employees, whether dealing in personal or official
capacity, are expected to avoid activities, agreements,
positions, business investments or interests, and
other situations that are in conflict or appear
conflicting with interests of the Company or that may
interfere with their individual performance.
- Concerns about conflicts of interest may be addressed through either:
- Prior approval in writing of or
- Complete and timely disclosure to appropriate organisational authority.
- It is always conflict of interest to work simultaneously for a competitor, material customer or supplier.
Legal Compliance :
The Company’s policy on legal compliance requires every
employee to adhere to the legal and regulatory
requirements, in all material respects, that affect
his or her job. Employees must adhere to this policy on
legal compliance and associated reporting.
- It is essential that information provided to the regulators is accurate and not misleading.
Respect for People :
Employees are expected to treat co-employees and
business associates fairly and, irrespective of
hierarchical level, with dignity and respect. Being
treated fairly means that employees shall be judged on
- Senior Management Cadre must maintain an open line of communication and to listen to all employees.
Environmental Commitment :
The Company’s business will be conducted in an
environmentally friendly and responsible manner.
- Ensure compliance with the spirit and intent of environmental laws, regulations and standards;
- Incorporate environmental protection as an integral part of the design, production, operation and maintenance of Company's facilities.
- Safety : Company assigns highest priority to the safety of its employees. No job is important enough to justify unsafe operations. Supervisors and managers are responsible for monitoring the use of all reasonable safeguards in the workplace including Company procedures, safe work practices, and personal protective equipment. However, ultimately all employees are responsible for their own safety. Every employee must, for his or her own and fellow workers' health and welfare, abide by the Company procedures and safe work practices, and use all appropriate personal protective equipment.
Confidential and Proprietary Information :
Company information, including self generated computer
software applications, may be confidential or
proprietary. Employees have to be careful about
disclosure of such information to people outside the
Company or to employees who need not know or possess
- When there is a legitimate business need to share confidential or proprietary information with outsiders, it may be disclosed after prior approval of appropriate authority and under an appropriate confidentiality agreement protecting such information.
- Confidential and proprietary information must not be treated casually or left unprotected.
- Employees are prohibited from using Company’s property or information, or their position within the Company, for personal gain.
Company Assets, Computer Network Use and Security :
Employees must make responsible use of Company assets in
their personal possession such as telephones,
computers and other hardware, software, internet
connection, networks and the information that runs on
them in a responsible manner.
- Use telephone, computers and peripherals and internet responsibly and primarily for legitimate business purposes and personal uses should be reasonable and kept to a minimum.
- Protect the security of computer systems
- Not engage in communications that might be considered offensive, derogatory, defamatory, harassing, obscene or otherwise vulgar.
- Not use Company communications systems to improperly disseminate copyrighted or licensed materials, or proprietary information.
- Not use Company communications systems to transmit chain letters, advertisements or solicitations (unless authorized).
- Not visit inappropriate Internet sites; and
- Always protect information used to access computers, networks or systems.
- Company’s electronic communications system and information will be monitored for compliance with Company policy and applicable laws. Employees must note that they are not entitled to privacy privilege in respect of the same.
- Records Maintenance and Management : Employees must maintain and manage appropriate records and information pertaining to affairs of the Company under their purview, including records and information in electronic form like e-mails, computer files etc.
Compliance with the Code
- As a condition of employment / association with the Company, Employees are expected to comply with and strictly adhere to the standards of conduct contained in this Code and underlying policies and procedures. When in doubt, this Code casts the responsibility on the Employee to seek clarification and guidance as to the proper course of conduct from relevant authority.
- Employees who are aware of any misconduct under this Code, illegal activity, fraud or abuse of Company assets must report such matters to the Managing Director. The employees reporting any misconduct shall be suitably protected and no unjust action will be taken against any such employee for making such a report.