CSR Committee –
1. Sashi Narahari
2. Sreedhar Venkat Narahari
3. Venkata Naga Bhanu Prasad Bobba
The Board approved CSR projects
Creating a self-sustainable business model with the tribal students of KISS, where we provide them with skill training to improve livelihood opportunities.
HIGHRADIUS TECHNOLOGIES PRIVATE LIMITED CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY POLICY
The main objective of Corporate Social Responsibility Policy (CSR Policy) is to lay down guidelines for Corporate Social Responsibility Activities of HighRadius Technologies Private Limited (The Company or ‘HRPL’).
- Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)- Philosophy
The policy on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is adopted by the Company to align its philosophy to initiate measures and pursue socially useful programmes with the objectives and activities of CSR envisaged and incorporated in the Companies Act, 2013 and the rules made thereunder. This policy has been recommended by the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee (‘CSR Committee’) and adopted by the Board of Directors at its meeting held on 16th January, 2019. The terms, rules and regulations mentioned in this policy are as per the Companies Act, 2013 and the rules made thereunder. The Board may upon the recommendation of CSR Committee, amend or modify this CSR Policy as and when necessary.
a) ‘Act’ shall mean the Companies Act, 2013 and the rules made thereunder, including any modifications, amendments or re-enactment thereof.
b) ‘Board’ shall mean the Board of Directors of the Company.
c) ‘Company’ shall mean HighRadius Technologies Private Limited (The Company or ‘HRPL’).
d) ‘CSR Committee’ or ‘Committee’ means Corporate Social Responsibility Committee constituted by the Board in accordance with Section 135 of the Companies Act, 2013.
e) ‘CSR Expenditure’ shall mean all expenditure including contribution to project or program relating to CSR activities in line with activities covered under Schedule VII of the Act. Contribution of any amount directly or indirectly to any political party under Section 182 of the Act, shall not be considered as CSR Expenditure.
f) ‘CSR Policy’ or ‘Policy’ shall mean the present Corporate Social Responsibility Policy of the Company, which covers the activities to be undertaken by the Company as specified in Schedule VII to the Act and the CSR Expenditure thereon.
g) ‘Financial Year’ shall mean the period beginning from 1st April of every year to 31st March of the succeeding year.
h) ‘Net Profit’ means the net profit of the company as per its financial statement prepared in accordance with the applicable provisions of the Act but shall not include the following, namely:
any profit arising from any overseas branch or branches of the Company, whether operated as a separate company or otherwise, and
any dividend received from other companies in India, which are covered under and complying with the provisions of Section 135 of the Act.
i) ‘Rules’ shall mean the Companies (Corporate Social Responsibility) Rules, 2014, including any re-enactment, modifications or amendments thereof.
Words and expression used in this policy and not defined herein but defined under the Companies Act, 2013 shall have the meanings respectively assigned to them therein
- Constitution, Composition and Activities/ Implementation of CSR Committee:
4.1 The Board of Directors has constituted a CSR Committee as per the requirements of the Companies Act, 2013. The CSR Committee comprising of four (4) members.
4.2 The Committee shall identify programs/projects in which the CSR initiatives/ activities of the Company can be undertaken and recommend to the Board from time to time.
4.3 The Committee shall recommend to the Board the amount of expenditure to be incurred by the Company on CSR activities and the Board will ensure that the activities as are included in the CSR Policy are undertaken by the Company subject to and in accordance with the provisions of Section 135 of the Companies Act, 2013.
4.4 The Committee may invite such outside expert / consultant or any other person as it may deem fit for the purpose of CSR activities.
4.5 The Committee may also recommend allocation of certain portion of the CSR spend for some identified activities/projects.
4.6 The programs/projects which benefit only to the employees of the Company and their families shall not be considered for CSR activities.
4.7 The Committee shall endeavor for CSR capacity building of the personnel of the Company and / or of the institution carrying CSR activities of the Company and not more than 5% of the total CSR budget shall be spent on such CSR capacity building exercise.
- CSR Activities
The Company may undertake any of the following activities as its CSR activities:
5.1 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;
5.2 Promoting education, including special education and employment enhancing vocational skills especially among children, women, elderly, and the differently abled and livelihood enhancement projects;
5.3 Promoting gender equality, empowering women, setting up homes and hostels for women and orphans; setting up old age homes, day care centers and such other facilities for senior citizens and measures for reducing inequalities faced by socially and economically backward groups;
5.4 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 including contribution to the Clean Ganga Fund setup by the Central Government for rejuvenation of river Ganga;
5.5 Protection of national heritage, art and culture including restoration of buildings and sites of historical importance and works of art; setting up public libraries; promotion and development of traditional arts and handicrafts;
5.6 Measures for the benefits of armed forces veterans, war widows and their dependents;
5.7 Training to promote rural sports, nationally recognized sports, paralympic sports and Olympic sports;
5.8 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 Scheduled Castes, the Scheduled Tribes, other backward classes, minorities and women;
5.9 Contributions or funds provided to technology incubators located within academic institutions which are approved by the Central Government; 5.10 Rural development Projects;
5.11 Slum area development;
5.12 Such other matters as may be prescribed under applicable statue and as may be amended from time to time;
5.13 Such other activity as may be thought fit by the CSR Committee and approved by the Board.
- Amount of expenditure to be incurred on the CSR activities
6.1 The Company will endeavor to spend the following amounts for CSR activities in pursuance of this Policy:
(i) In every financial year, at least two (2%) percent of the ‘average net profits’ of the Company made during the three immediately preceding financial years. The ‘average net profits’ shall be calculated in accordance with the provisions of Section 198 of the Companies Act, 2013 and the rules made thereunder from time to time.
(ii) Any income arising from the activities mentioned above.
(iii) Surplus arising out of CSR activities.
6.2 Contribution of any amount directly or indirectly to any political party under Section 182 of the Companies Act, 2013, SHALL NOT BE considered as CSR activities.
6.3 Amount spent on CSR activities shall include all expenditure including contribution to corpus for projects or programs relating to CSR activities approved by the Board on the recommendation of its CSR Committee, but will not include any expenditure on an item not in conformity or not in line with activities which fall within the purview of Schedule VII of the Companies Act, 2013.
6.4 The CSR Committee will approve the expenditure on CSR activities within monetary limits sanctioned by the Board for such activities.
- Modalities of Execution / Implementation (Projects / Programs to be undertaken)
7.1 The activities to be undertaken by the Company as CSR activities shall be the projects/ programs relating to the activities/subjects specified enumerated in the Schedule VII of the Companies Act, 2013 or any amendment thereto or modification thereof from time to time.
7.2 CSR activities may be initiated / implemented/ executed by the Company; or through:
(a) A registered trust, registered society, registered NGO or by a company established by the Company or its subsidiary or associate company under Section 8 of the Companies Act, 2013;
(b) If such trust, society or company is not established by the Company or its holding or subsidiary or associate company, the eligible CSR activities will be undertaken in collaboration with a specialized organization institution or agency which has an established track record of atleast three years in undertaking CSR projects or in carrying on permissible CSR activities.
(c) An agreement/ contract or any other written communication will be executed by the Company.
7.3 CSR activities may also be undertaken in collaboration with other Companies on similar CSR activities for pooling of resources.
7.4 The Committee shall from time to time decide/recommend to the Board on CSR activities to be undertaken, the geographical area covered, agencies or trusts or NGO’s with which the projects/activities are to be undertaken, the amount to be spent on various projects whether ongoing or fresh or new projects.
7.5 CSR Committee shall have full discretion to specify or modify the modalities of execution of CSR projects or programs and to determine implementation schedule.
7.6 While deciding on the CSR activities, priority shall be given to the needs and requirements of communities or local area and areas around, in the vicinity of the Registered Office as well as various showrooms of the Company are situated.
7.7 The CSR activities shall be undertaken within India.
- Monitoring Process
8.1 The Committee shall monitor periodically the implementation and execution of the projects/ programs/ activities under CSR policy and to ensure compliance of the provisions related to CSR mentioned in the Companies Act, 2013 and rules made thereunder from time to time and report the same to the Board of Directors on a regular basis.
8.2 The Committee shall on completion of every Financial Year, submit to the Board, details of the CSR spent during the Financial Year and reasons for the actual spent being less than the limits prescribed by the law, if any.
8.3 The report on CSR shall form part of Boards’ Report (Directors’ Report) of the Company.
8.4 The Committee shall recommend changes/modifications to be carried out in the policy to the Board from time to time.
- Role of Board
The role and responsibility of the Board shall include:
9.1 Approval of CSR policy after taking into account recommendations of the CSR Committee.
9.2 Reporting in the Board’s Report brief outline of this CSR policy including overview of projects or programs, composition of CSR Committee, average net profits of the Company for the last three financial years and prescribed CSR expenditure as required under the Companies Act, 2013 and rules made thereunder along with (i) the total amount spent on CSR activities in the financial year and (ii) amount unspent, if any.
9.3 Ensure that the CSR activities are undertaken and executed by the Company as per this CSR policy and the applicable laws.
10.1 The activities undertaken by the Company in pursuance of its normal course of business shall not be considered as CSR activities.
10.2 The surplus arising out of the CSR projects or programs or activities shall not form part of the business profits of the Company.