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Corporate Social Responsibility Policy

1. Introduction
The new Companies Act 2013 (hereinafter referred to as ‘the Act’), has introduced the idea of Corporate Social Responsibility (“CSR”) to the forefront and through its “Comply-or-Explain” mandate. It mandates qualifying companies to constitute Corporate Social Responsibility Committee to effectively monitor CSR activities of the Company. Further the Companies (Corporate Social Responsibility Policy) Rules, 2014 (hereinafter referred to as “CSR Rules”) lay down the framework and modalities of carrying out CSR activities which are specified in Schedule VII of the Act.
2. Objective & scope
The main objective of the CSR Policy is to lay down guidelines for Chemico Synthetics Limited (hereinafter referred to as ‘the Company’) to make CSR as one of the key focus areas and to make a positive contribution to society through high impact, sustainable programs.

This Policy covers proposed CSR activities to be undertaken by the Company and examining their alignment with Schedule VII of the Act as amended from time to time. It covers the CSR activities which are being carried out at the various work‐centres and locations of the Company, for the benefit of different segments of the society, specifically the deprived, underprivileged and differently able persons.
3. Definitions
In this Policy unless the context otherwise requires:
  1. ‘Act’ shall mean Companies Act, 2013 including any modifications, amendments or re-enactment thereof;
  2. ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ (CSR) means and include but not limited to the activities as specified in this policy, but contribution directly or indirectly to the political party, business done by the Company in its normal course, activities only for the benefit of employees and activities done outside India will not be considered as CSR activity;
  3. ‘Financial year’ shall mean the period beginning from 1st April of every year to 31st March of the succeeding year;
  4. ‘Net profit’ means net profit as defined in Section 135 of the Companies Act, 2013 and Companies (Corporate Social Responsibility Policy) Rules 2014 as set out below:
    Net profit as per financial statement prepared in accordance with the applicable provisions of the Act, but shall not include the following namely:-
    1. Any profit arising from any overseas branch or branches of the Company, whether operated as a separate Company or otherwise; and
    2. Any dividend received from other companies in India which are covered under and complying with the provisions of section 135 of the Act.
  5. Words and expressions used in this CSR Policy and not defined herein but defined in the Act shall have the meaning respectively assigned to them in the Act.
4. CSR Activities
The policy recognises that corporate social responsibility is not merely compliance; it is a commitment to support initiatives that measurably improve the lives of underprivileged by one or more of the following focus areas as notified under Section 135 of the Companies Act 2013 and Companies (Corporate Social Responsibility Policy) Rules 2014:
  1. Eradicating hunger, poverty and malnutrition, promoting preventive health care and sanitation (including contribution to the Swach Bharat Kosh set-up by the Central Government for the promotion of sanitation) and making available safe drinking water;
  2. Promoting education, Including special education and employment enhancing vocation skills specially among children, women, elderly, and differently able and livelihood enhancement projects;
  3. 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;
  4. Ensuring environmental sustainability, ecological balance, protection of flora and fauna, animal welfare, agro forestry, conservation of natural resources and maintaining quality of soil, air and water (including contribution to the clean Ganga Fund set-up by the Central Government for rejuvenation of river Ganga);
  5. Protection of national heritage, art and culture including restoration of building and sites of historical importance and works of art: setting up public libraries; promotion and development of traditional arts and handicrafts:
  6. Measures for the benefit of armed forces veterans, war widows and their dependents;
  7. Training to promote rural sports, nationally recognised sports, Paralympics sports and Olympic sports;
  8. 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 Schedule Castes, the scheduled tribes, other backward classes, minorities and women;
  9. Contributions or funds provided to technology incubators located within academic institutions which are approved by the Central Government;
  10. Rural development projects;
5. Contribution for CSR Activities
  1. The Board of the Company shall ensure that the Company spends, in every financial year, at least two per cent of the average net profits of the Company made during the three immediately preceding financial years, in pursuance of the Policy;
  2. If the Company fails to spend such amount the Board shall, in its report specify the reasons for not spending the amount;
  3. The surplus arising out of the CSR projects or programs or activities shall not form part of the business profit of a company and shall be carried forward for spending in the next financial year;
  4. The contribution in CSR Activities shall only be made in India
    Explanation: if any contribution in CSR Activities is made outside India, the same shall not be considered in calculation of two percent limit as specified in clause (a) above;
  5. The Company shall give preference to the local area and areas around it where it operates for spending the amount earmarked CSR activities;
  1. Constitution
    Pursuant to the provisions of Section 135 of the Act and rules made there under, Board of Directors of the Company at its meeting held on 14th June, 2021 has amended a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Committee and the following are its members;
    Name Status Designation
    1 Mr. Neeraj Jain Member Whole-time Director
    2 Mr. Naresh Kumar Jain Member Independent Director
    3 Mrs. Komal Jain Member Director

  2. Frequency of the Meetings of the CSR Committee
    The CSR Committee shall meet at least once in a Year. Members of the CSR Committee can agree upon mutually regarding time and place for the said meetings.
    Quorum for the meeting should be two. The Members of the Committee may participate in the meeting either in person or through video conferencing or other audio visual means in accordance with the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013 and rules made there under from time to time. Minutes of the CSR Committee shall be placed before the Board for noting.

  3. Powers of the Committee
    Following are the Powers of the CSR Committee
    1. Formulate CSR Policy and recommend the same to the Board of Directors of the Company for approval
    2. Recommend CSR activities as stated under Schedule VII of the Act
    3. Approve to undertake CSR activities in collaboration with Group companies/ other Companies/firms/NGOs etc. and to separately report the same in accordance with the CSR Rules
    4. Recommend the CSR Budget
    5. Spend the allocated CSR amount on the CSR activities once it is approved by the Board of Directors of the Company in accordance with the Act and the CSR Rules
    6. Create transparent monitoring mechanism for implementation of CSR Initiatives in India
    7. Submit the Reports to the Board in respect of the CSR activities undertaken by the Company
    8. Monitor CSR Policy from time to time
    9. Authorize executives of the Company to attend the CSR Committee Meetings

7. Implementation
  1. The Board may decide to undertake its CSR activities approved by the CSR Committee through a registered trust or registered society or company established by the Company or its subsidiary or associate company under the Companies Act, 2013;
  2. The Company may also collaborate with other companies for undertaking projects or programs or CSR activities in such a manner that the CSR Committees of respective companies are in a position to report separately on such projects or programs in accordance with these rules.
  3. Companies may build CSR capacities of their own personnel as well as those of their Implementing agencies through Institutions with established track records of at least three financial years but such expenditure shall not exceed five percent of total CSR expenditure of the company in one financial year.
The Committee shall assist with deliberations required for the fulfilment of the Board’s mandate and those specific responsibilities and duties assigned to the Committee; however, unless specifically stated otherwise, the Committee shall act in advisory capacity only, recommending decisions to the Board for approval.

8. Monitoring and Reporting
  1. The CSR Committee shall monitor and review the progress of activities undertaken/ completed;
  2. The Committee shall meet periodically;
  3. The Board of Directors of the Company should periodically review the implementation of the Policy and CSR Activities;
  4. The Board Report shall consist a section of Annual Report on CSR as per the format prescribed under the Rules;

9. Disqualifying Activities for CSR
The CSR Rules prohibit the CSR projects and programs that are implemented by the Company for benefit of the employees of the Company and their families. The CSR activities implemented outside India also fall outside the purview of the Rules and hence CSR expenditure on such activities will not be considered for inclusion in the CSR Report. Any amount directly or indirectly contributed towards any political party under Section 182 of the Act shall not be considered as CSR Spend. Activities that are undertaken by the Company in pursuance of its normal course of business will not be considered as CSR activities.

10. Reporting
The company reports its CSR performance along with its annual performance as a combined report. It publishes a sustainability report along with specific documents on community performance. The information is available on public domain and on company website.

11. CSR Budget and Utilization
CSR Committee will recommend the annual budgeted expenditure for each project to its consideration and approval and shall be utilized on approved projects in accordance with CSR policy.

12. Amendments to the Policy
The Board of Directors may amend this Policy, as and when deemed fit. Any or all provisions of this Policy would be subject to revision /amendment in accordance with the Rules, Regulations, Notifications etc. on the subject as may be issued by relevant statutory authorities, from time to time.

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