Corporate Social Responsibility (“CSR”) is the commitment of companies to provide resources and support activities focussed on enhancing economic and social development. It is the effort made by companies to improve the living conditions of the local area in which they operate and the society at large. The activities taken up as a part of corporate social responsibility reflect the intent to create a positive impact on society without seeking any commensurate monetary benefits.
CSR has been a long-standing commitment at BVG India Limited (“Company”) and forms an integral part of our activities. Being a responsible corporate citizen, the Company is committed to performing its role towards the society at large. In alignment with its vision, the Company always works towards adding value to its stakeholders by going beyond business goals and contributing to the well-being of the community. Its contribution to social sector development includes several pioneering interventions and is implemented through the involvement of stakeholders within the Company and with the broader community.
The Company’s objective is to pro-actively support meaningful socio-economic development. It works towards developing an enabling environment that will help citizens realise their aspirations towards leading a meaningful life. The Company aims to identify critical areas of development contributing to the well-being of the community and benefitting them over a period of time.
The Corporate Social Responsibility Policy (“Policy”) of the Company sets out the framework guiding the Company’s CSR activities. The Policy also sets out the rules that need to be adhered to while taking up and implementing CSR activities.
The Policy, composition of the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee (“CSR Committee”) and projects approved by the Board of Directors (“Board”) shall be disclosed under a separate section on the website of the Company.
The Policy would pertain to all activities undertaken by Company towards fulfilling its corporate social responsibility objectives. The Policy would also ensure compliance with section 135 of the Companies Act, 2013 (“Companies Act”), read with Schedule VII of the Companies Act and Companies (Corporate Social Responsibility Policy) Rules, 2014 (“CSR Rules”), each as amended from time to time and the notifications and circulars issued by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs from time to time and the rules framed thereunder (“CSR Regulations”). In the event of any inconsistency or discrepancy between this Policy and the CSR Regulations, the provisions of the CSR Regulations shall prevail.
The CSR Committee is the governing body that will define the scope of CSR activities for Company and ensure compliance with the Policy. The CSR Committee would comprise three or more directors including at least one independent director.
The CSR Committee shall consist of 3 or more directors, out of which at least one director must be an independent director. The Board may change the composition of the CSR Committee from time to time in such manner as it thinks fit and as required under the CSR Regulations.
In the manner prescribed under the CSR Regulations, as amended from time to time.
Provided that Board may alter such plan at any time during the financial year, as per the recommendation of its CSR Committee, based on the reasonable justification to that effect.
The CSR Committee shall ensure a transparent monitoring mechanism for CSR activities.
The Board’s Report of the Company covered under these rules pertaining to any financial year shall include an annual report on CSR containing particulars specified in the CSR Regulations, as applicable to the Company.
The above information shall also be displayed on the Company’s website.
The projects or programmes to be undertaken by Company as CSR in India will be considered and approved by the CSR Committee of Company. Any project or programme that is exclusively for the benefit of Company’s employees would not be considered as CSR.
Company’s primary focus areas for CSR activities are:
The Policy shall be effective from the date of approval of the Board of Directors of the Company.
The Policy may be reviewed and amended from time to time by the Board based on the recommendation of the CSR Committee.
Corporate Social Responsibility Policy