CSR POLICY OF JTEKT SONA AUTOMOTIVE INDIA LIMITED

(Formulated as per provision of Section 135 of the Companies Act, 2013 and rules made thereunder)

1

Driving principles

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is the process by which JTEKT SONA AUTOMOTIVE INDIA LIMITED (JSAI / Company) demonstrates its commitment to contribute in welfare of all its stakeholders including customers, suppliers, employees, service providers, shareholders and society.  JSAI has good governance system based on ethical practices, transparency and accountability. The Company provides employment, training and skill development to its employees on equal and non-discriminatory basis. The Company has an effective grievance redressal system for all employees with special provisions for women employees. The Company has adopted appropriate business processes and strategies to achieve the above objectives.

The Company’s Research and Development Team encourages innovations that results in products and processes that are sustainable and environment friendly.
The Company has always strived to inculcate a culture of Social Responsibility amongst its employees.

2

Visions and Objectives

Our values are to Respect for the individual, Service to the customer, Excellence in the pursuit of our Goal. As a step to enrich our values, the Company endeavours to integrate social and environmental concerns in its business operations and interactions with all stakeholders in order to achieve a balance of economic, environmental and social imperatives. CSR will remain a fundamental part of our Company’s practices, broad objectives and overall culture.
Pursuant to Section 135 read with the provisions of the Companies (Corporate Social Responsibility Policy) Rule 2013, JSAI pledges 2% or more of its average net profits (calculated in terms of Section 198 of the Companies Act, 2013) made during the 3 immediately preceding financial years towards CSR initiatives.
The objective of the policy is to:-
  • demonstrate an increased commitment at all levels in the organization to operate business in an economically, socially and environmentally sustainable manner, while recognizing the interest of all stakeholders;
  • strive to develop and achieve appropriate business processes and strategies to discharge Corporate Social Responsibilities;
  • inculcate social responsibility in JSAI’s organisational culture.
  • to give boost to the economic growth of the country.

3

Strategy

In order to achieve CSR objectives enumerated in clause 2.3 above, strategies adopted by JSAI are outlined below:

3.1

CSR Activities

3.1.1

Undertake various CSR activities on its own within the overall framework of the CSR Policy of the Company;
undertake various CSR activities through a registered trust, a registered society or a company established under section 8 of the Companies Act, 2013;
collaborate resources with other companies to undertake CSR activities;

3.1.2
JSAI may for undertaking CSR activity invest its resources in any of the following areas:
  • Eradicating hunger, poverty and malnutrition, promoting health care including preventive health care and sanitation and making available safe drinking water;
  • Promoting education, including special education and employment enhancing vocation skills especially among children, women, elderly, and the differently abled and livelihood enhancement projects;
  • Promoting gender equality, empowering women, setting up homes and hostels for women and orphans; setting up old age homes, day care centres and such other facilities for senior citizens and measures for reducing inequalities faced by socially and economically backward groups;
  • Ensuring environmental sustainability, ecological balance, protection of flora and fauna, animal welfare, agroforestry, conservation of natural resources and maintaining quality of soil, air and water.
  • Protection of national heritage, art and culture including restoration of buildings and sites of historical importance and works of arts; setting up public libraries; promotion and development of traditional arts and handicrafts;
  • Measures for the benefit of armed forces veterans, war widows and their dependents;
  • Training to promote rural sports, nationally recognized sports, Paralympic sports and Olympic sports;
  • Contribution to the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund or any other fund set up by the Central Government for socio-economic development and relief and welfare of the Scheduled Caste, the Scheduled Tribes, other backward classes, minorities and women;
  • Contribution or funds provided to technology incubators located within academic institutions which are approved by the Central Government;
  • Rural development projects.
  • Other areas as may be prescribed from time to time.
  • Other areas as may be prescribed under Companies Act, 2013 or rules made there under from time to time.

Preference shall be given to CSR activities in local area where the operations of the Company are carried out.

The surplus arising out of the CSR projects or programs or activities shall not form part of the business profits of JSAI, and shall be used only for CSR activities.

3.2

Resources

CSR Corpus of the Company shall include the following:

  • 2% of average net profits of JSAI made during the 3 immediately preceding financial years.
  • Surplus arising out CSR activities, if any.

JSAI may spend up to 5% of total CSR expenditure in one financial year on building CSR capabilities.

3.3

Implementation and Monitoring

  1. CSR Committee of the Board has been constituted as per requirements of the Companies Act 2013 and prescribed Rules. CSR Committee may nominate a CSR Team comprising senior officials to assist CSR Committee in discharging it functions.
  2. CSR Team, if nominated, shall subject to supervision and direction of CSR Committee be responsible for the implementation of CSR activities.
  3. Board of Directors shall ensure that the activities under this policy are undertaken under the overall supervision of the CSR Committee.
  4. Board of Directors, CSR Committee, CSR Team or employees of the Company can identify and propose CSR Projects.
  5. Any proposal for CSR activity/project shall be first vetted by the CSR Team, to confirm whether it meets the criteria of this Policy, any guidelines prescribed by the CSR Committee and all the conditions prescribed under the Companies Act, 2013 (including all rules, circulars, notifications issued thereunder).
  6. CSR Team, from time to time, will review the progress of each CSR project in terms of outcome assessment and financial monitoring, and report the same to CSR Committee.
  7. In order to ensure transparency and communication with all stakeholders, disclose composition of CSR Committee, the content of CSR policy in the prescribed format shall be available in the Directors’ Report in the Company’s Annual Report and on the Company’s website. CSR Team shall provide information and support to CSR Committee for this purpose.
  8. Further employee participation in CSR projects shall be encouraged and supported through various initiatives from time to time.