Code of Conduct
EXCEL CROP CARE LIMITED CODE OF CONDUCT AND ETHICS
This Code of Conduct and Ethics is applicable to the Board Members and all employees in the Category “General Manager” and above (hereinafter referred to as “Officers”).
GENERAL STANDARDS OF CONDUCT
Officers must acquire adequate knowledge of all the applicable laws, rules, regulations, orders and notifications under regulatory framework as applicable to their functions and duties and should follow and comply with the same and avoid violation, breach or infringement thereof.
CONFLICT OF INTEREST
Officers of the Company will avoid conflict of interest. Conflict of interest is said to exist when personal interest may have a potential conflict with the interest of the Company at large. Where any transaction involves conflict of interest, prior approval of the Managing Director/ Executive Director and in case of a Director, of the Board should be obtained.
PROTECTING CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION
The Company’s confidential information is a vital and valuable asset. It may relate to product, product formulae, process, product plans and road maps, cost and financial information, information as to customers, suppliers, dealers and employees, business arrangements and agreements as well as to patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. For the purpose of this Code, confidential information would also include the information obtained by the Company from a third party under a Non Disclosure Agreement. Such confidential information should be protected and safeguarded against unauthorized/personal use and should not be disclosed to any one except (i) with prior authorization or (ii) in the ordinary course of carrying on the business of the Company.
In the course of conducting the Company’s Business, Officers may come in possession of confidential information about its employees, customers, suppliers, etc. Officers should handle the same with utmost responsibility and prevent its misuse.
PREVENTION OF INSIDER TRADING
Officers are privy to price sensitive inside information and should not use it to make personal gains. The Company has framed a separate independent “Code of Conduct for Prevention of Insider Trading in the Securities of the Company.” Officers should follow the same in letter and spirit.
In case of non-compliance of any of the provisions of this Code of Conduct, the same shall be reported to the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company. The Compliance Officer, as designated by the Chairman, will be the principal officer for this Code. He is empowered to report to the Chairman of the Board on any matter relating to the implementation of the Code. The Compliance Officer should be consulted if there is any doubt or lack of clarity on any aspect in the Code.
ANY AMENDMENTS OR MODIFICATION TO THE CODE OF CONDUCT
This Code of Conduct is subject to modification. The Board of Directors has the requisite powers and the authority to update and amend the Code of Conduct from time to time.
As a general policy, the Board will not grant waivers to the Code. However, in any extraordinary situation and for reasons to be recorded in writing, the Board may grant exemption from any one or more provisions of this Code.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF RECEIPT OF CODE OF CONDUCT AND ETHICS
I have received and read the Company’s Code of Conduct and Ethics and have understood the standards and policies contained therein. I agree to comply with the Company’s Code of Conduct and Ethics.
I hereby affirm to the Company compliance with the Code of Conduct and Ethics on an annual basis and also undertake to renew such affirmation in the first week of January every year.