This code of conduct shall apply to the Directors and members of the senior management of Vishwaraj Sugar Industries Limited..
– For this code, members of the senior management (hereafter referred to as ‘senior managers’) shall mean functional heads / department heads / business heads, general manager and above.
– Directors and senior managers shall observe the highest standards of ethical conduct and integrity and shall work to the best of their ability and judgment. Directors and senior managers shall be governed by the rules and regulations of the Company, as are made applicable to them from time to time.
– Directors and senior managers shall affirm compliance with this code on an annual basis as at the end of each financial year (April to March).
|1. Vishwaraj Sugar Industries Limited is committed to conduct its business in accordance with the applicable laws, rules and regulations and with highest standards of business ethics. The Company is committed to be a good corporate citizen. All Directors, officers and employees of the Company must strive to perform best at all times.|
|2. Conflicts of interest
The Directors, officers and employees should avoid ‘conflicts of interest’ with the Company. In case there is likely to be a conflict of interest, they should disclose all facts and circumstances thereof to the Board of Directors or any officer nominated for this purpose by the Board and a prior written approval should be obtained.
|3. Protecting Company assets
Protecting the Company’s assets is a key responsibility of every employee, agent and contractor. The Company’s assets have been employed only for the purpose of conducting the business for which they are authorised. Care should be taken to ensure that assets are not misappropriated, loaned to others, or sold or donated, without appropriate authorisation. The employees, agents and contractors are responsible for the proper use of Company assets and must safeguard such assets against loss, damage, misuse or theft. Employees, agents or contractors who violate any aspect of this policy or who demonstrate poor judgment in the manner in which they use any Company asset may be subject to disciplinary action.
|4. Integrity and honesty
The Directors, officers and employees shall act in accordance with the highest standards of personal and professional integrity, honesty and ethical conduct within the Company’s premises. They shall act free from misrepresentation, suppression and deception. Their conduct shall conform to the professional standards of conduct.
|5. Health, safety, environment and social responsibility
The safety of people at the workplace is a primary concern of the Company. Each of us must comply with all applicable health and safety policies. We maintain compliance with all local laws to help maintain secure and healthy work surroundings. Shree Renuka Sugars shall strive to provide a safe and healthy working environment and comply with all regulations regarding the preservation of the environment in and around its manufacturing facilities and other points of operation.
The Directors, officers and employees shall maintain the confidentiality of information or that of any customer, supplier or business associate of the Company to which the Company has a duty to maintain confidentiality, except when disclosure is authorised. The use of confidential information for personal advantage or profit is also prohibited.
It is the Company’s policy to comply fully with all applicable laws and regulations governing contact and dealings with government employees and public officials and to adhere to high ethical, moral and legal standards of business conduct. This policy includes strict compliance with all local, state, Central and other applicable laws, rules and regulations.
|8. Insider trading
Obligations under the Indian securities laws apply to everyone as the Company is listed on the Indian stock exchanges. In the normal course of business, officers, Directors, employees, agents, contractors and consultants of the Company may come into possession of significant and sensitive information. This information is the property of the Company – you have been entrusted with it. You should not profit from it by buying or selling securities yourself. Further, you are not to tip others to enable them to profit or for them to profit on your behalf. The purpose of this policy is both to inform you of your legal responsibilities and to make clear to you that the misuse of sensitive information is contrary to the Company policy and applicable Indian securities laws.
|9. Disciplinary actions
All officers should adhere to the code of conduct and ethics of the Company. Violations of this code of ethics will result in a disciplinary action, which may even include termination of services of the employee. The Board of Directors or any person designated by the Board for this purpose shall determine appropriate action in response to violations of this code of ethics.