According to Section 135 of the Companies Act, 2013 read with the Companies (Corporate Social Responsibility Policy) Rules, 2014 every company having net worth of Rupees Five Hundred Crore or more or turnover of rupees one thousand crore or more or a net profit of rupees five crore or more during the immediately preceding financial year shall constitute a Corporate Social Responsibility Committee of the Board.
In compliance of the above requirements, CLAY CRAFT (INDIA) PRIVATE LIMITED, has constituted Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Committee and formulated a Policy.
Further, CSR is not viewed as a responsibility but is rather a duty as a responsible corporate citizen. Since inception, the Company has been actively engaged in the area of social and community development.
The Board of Directors of the Company shall constitute a committee called the “Corporate Social Responsibility Committee” (“CSR Committee”) in accordance with the provisions of Companies Act, 2013 and rules made thereunder. The CSR Committee will consist of 3 or more directors or such other number of directors as the Board of Directors of the Company may determine from time to time. The Board of Directors may change the composition of the CSR Committee from time to time in such manner as it thinks fit.
Subject to provisions of Companies Act, 2013 and rules made thereunder, the CSR Committee may meet at such intervals, in such manner and may carry out matters in such manner and function generally as it deems fit.
The terms of reference of the CSR committee shall be as per the applicable provisions of the Companies Act, 2013, as may be amended from time to time, including such functions as may be entrusted by the Board of Directors from time to time.
The Board of Directors upon the recommendation of the CSR Committee have identified the following areas listed in Schedule VII of the Companies Act, 2013 for carrying out its CSR activities (Hereinafter referred to as ‘Identified Areas’):
The Projects / Programmes in the aforementioned Identified Areas would be of a continual nature requiring long-term commitment from the Company for which fixed implementation schedules cannot be specified.
The Projects / Programmes may be undertaken by the Implementation Agency or the Company directly provided that such projects / programmes are in line with the activities enumerated in Schedule VII of the Companies Act, 2013.
The Company shall ensure that in identifying its CSR Projects, preference shall be given to the local area and areas around which the Company operates. However, this shall not bar the Company from pursuing its CSR objects in other areas.
For undertaking the CSR activities, the Company will strive to spend in each financial year a minimum of 2% of the average net profits of the previous three financial years. For this purpose, the net profit and average net profit shall be calculated in accordance with the provisions of the section 198 of the Companies Act, 2013 read-with the Companies (Corporate Social Responsibility Policy) Rules, 2014, as amended from time to time.
The surplus, if any arising out of the CSR projects or programs or activities shall not form part of the business profits of the Company, further, the CSR projects or programs or activities does not include the activities undertaken in pursuance of normal course of business of the Company.
The committee shall review CSR Policy from time to time and make suitable changes as may be required and submit the same for the approval of the Board.