CSR

D.D. INDUSTRIES LTD CSR POLICY

D.D. Industries Ltd’s vision is “to be a global benchmark in value creation and corporate citizenship”. The company has always endeavoured to conduct its business responsibly, mindful of its social accountability, respecting applicable laws and with regard for human dignity. The company’s long-term CSR objective is “to improve the quality of life of the communities we serve globally through long term value creation for all stakeholders”, which is in alignment with the D.D. Group’’s Core Purpose.
The company shall allocate at least 2% of its average net profits before taxes of the preceding three years, towards CSR activities to sustain and improve a healthy and prosperous environment and to improve the quality of life of the communities it serves. The company may also utilize its products and services as suitable for its CSR activities. Any surpluses arising out of CSR projects or programmes or activities shall be re-deployed back into CSR activities and will not form a part of the business profits of the company.
The company shall positively impact and influence its employees and partners in fostering a sense of social commitment for their stakeholders.

Focused Geographic Spread
D.D.Industries Ltd focus areas for developmental activities will be in urban as well as in the states in which it is located.
The company may also support initiatives in other geographies, as approved by the CSR Committee of the Board, from time to time.
While we will ensure that all communities benefit from our CSR activities, we would focus on those groups that are socially and economically marginalized. These would include women, girl children and scheduled castes and tribes.

CSR Focus Areas
D.D. Industries Ltd's CSR is in alignment with the D.D. Group's focus initiatives (Skills, Water, Governance, Education) with focus on four thrust areas - Education, Health, Livelihoods and Rural and Urban infrastructure. Besides, it will also undertake Interventions in the areas of sports, disaster relief, environment and ethnicity etc (Refer Annexure A), all aimed at improving the quality of life of the communities.

Approach
The Company's CSR will revolve around six guiding principles - Impact, Partnerships, Affirmative Action, Volunteerism, Communication and Innovation. (Refer Annexure B ).

Governance Mechanism
D.D. Industries Ltd will have a multi-tiered governance mechanism.

The CSR Committee of the Board will govern and review the CSR of the company from time to time. The CSR Committee will recommend the Annual Business Plan for CSR (Refer Annexure C) to the Board for its approval. The plan will include resource requirements and allocation across interventions and locations. The composition of the CSR committee of the board is as below:

Mr. Rajeev Gambhir - Executive, Non-independent – Chairman and Managing Director
Mr. Anil Bhasker       - Non-Executive, Independent - Member
Mr. Kunal Gambhir  -  Executive, Non-independent - Member
Mr. Rajiv Dhir -           Executive, Non-independent - Member

An Apex CSR Steering Committee chaired by the Managing Director and comprising the senior management team of D.D.Industries Ltd will do a quarterly review of the activities and monitor achievements against targets set at the beginning of the year.

The Company has set up a CSR Advisory Council, comprising some of the most eminent experts from the academic and developmental domains. It is envisaged that the members of the Advisory Council, with their years of experience and multi-functional expertise, will provide macro policy-level inputs that will not only critique, but also guide and inform D.D.Industries Ltd  CSR work.

  • Review of Policy

    This CSR policy document will be reviewed from time to time and any changes, if necessary, will be approved by the CSR Committee of the Board.

    Annexure A :

    CSR Programs

     

    CSR Initiatives

    Ref. Sr.No of Sch VII of Companies Act

    Education

    Setting up and running educational institutions and hostels
  • Setting up and running mid-day meal kitchen Training of teachers and headmasters
  • Improving quality of education in existing schools
  • Augmenting and supporting infrastructure in educational institutions
  • Offering scholarships and financial assistance to needy and meritorious students
  • Bridging drop-out children and mainstreaming them to formal schools
  • Making adults functionally literate
  • Developing educational material and methodologies
  • Supporting and promoting co-curricular activities
  • Advocacy of best practices
  • Education for mainstreaming disable.
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     II / I

    Health

  • Setting up and running clinics and hospitals
  • Running mobile medical vans and ambulances
  • Organizing health camps
  • Providing financial assistance and waivers for needy patients, on a case-to-case basis
  • Providing family planning services
  • Reducing infant and maternal mortality
  • Preventing and treating communicable diseases like malaria, tuberculosis and HIV / AIDS
  • Treating and rehabilitating persons with disabilities
  • Working on adolescent and reproductive sexual health issues
  • Promoting awareness about various health issues and generating demand for health services
  • Undertaking and supporting research on health-related issues
  • Ensuring access to potable drinking water and hygienic sanitation

     

  •   I

    Livelihoods

  • Setting up and running skill development centres, industrial training centres, diploma and polytechnic institutes, community colleges, etc
  • Sponsoring candidates for skill development and vocational training programmes offered at identified institutions
  • Coaching candidates to appear for entrance examinations of different institutions
  • Creating, training and supporting entrepreneurs
  • Creating, training and supporting self help groups, federations, co-operatives, societies and similar institutions
  • Building capacities of farmers on improved methods of agriculture and other allied sectors
  • Developing water harvesting structures and irrigation facilities
  • Supporting farmers with quality inputs, technical know-how and timely information
  • Creating markets and marketing linkages for farm and forest based produce
  • Undertaking and supporting research on agriculture and other allied sectors
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      II

    Rural Development

    Rural development projects of building and maintaining community-based rural infrastructure like roads, bridges, culverts, drains, rural electrification, water infrastructure, community centres, youth clubs, etc.

     

      X

    Sports

  • Constructing stadia and sports infrastructure
  • Setting up and running academies and sports training centres
  • Organizing sports tournaments and coaching camps for community
  • Supporting sportspersons to participate in state, national and international events
  • Offering scholarships and sports equipments to deserving sportspersons
  • Promoting adventure sports
  • Preserving and promoting indigenous sports.Organizing leadership and motivational camps.

     

  •   VII

    Ethnicity

  • Preserving and promoting tribal languages, scripts and literature
  • Preserving and promoting fine arts and performing arts
  • Preserving and promoting various aspects of folk and tribal cultures
  • Organizing cultural events
  • Restoring and renovating memorials, monuments and heritage structures
  • Mainstreaming Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs)
  • Undertaking and supporting research on anthropological and ethnic issues
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      V

    Environment

  • Undertaking plantations and afforestation activity
  • Promoting renewable sources of energy
  • Recharging ground water levels
  • Conserving biodiversity and supporting research, awareness and advocacy on issues related to biodiversity.
  • Promoting awareness about environmental issues.
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      IV

    Disaster Relief

  • Extending relief measures during times of natural disasters, anywhere in the country
  • Undertaking and supporting rehabilitation measures post-disasters.
  • Different activities will be categorized differently

    Support to Technology Incubators

    Funding research projects at technology hubs for environmental and social sustainability.

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Annexure B: Guiding Principles for CSR

  • Impact – All CSR initiatives will have well-defined KPIs to measure impacts on target groups. For high impact projects, there will be independent, third-party assessments and feedback will be a key input for redesign and / or rollout of further initiatives.
  • Partnerships – The Company will forge collaborations with business partners, other D.D.Industries Ltd  Group companies and like-minded corporate organizations, funding agencies, non-government organizations, community based organizations, Governments and Government organizations, based on well-defined selection criteria. Partners will bring in complementary resources, expertise and influence which would be leveraged to force-multiply the company’s CSR initiatives.
  • D.D.Industries Ltd will engage closely with D.D.Industries Ltd’s Trusts and work jointly on projects which are aligned to D.D.Industries Ltd CSR strategy and in its operational areas. D.D.Industries Ltd will also leverage the products and services of D.D.Industries Ltd  group companies for its CSR initiatives in alignment with its CSR strategy.
  • Affirmative Action – The Company will design targeted interventions for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes to promote Education, Employability, Employment and Entrepreneurship. The Company will also work on promoting Ethnicity to preserve the cultural fabric of these communities.
  • Volunteerism – D.D.Industries Ltd is committed to providing opportunities to its employees, their families and the larger D.D.Industries Ltd ecosystem to engage in volunteering activities that will benefit the communities in which they live and work, and at the same time, support D.D.Industries Ltd  own CSR efforts. This will not only deepen local community connect but will also leverage in-house skills in addressing social challenges, thereby creating both social and business impacts.
  • Communication – The Company will have a two-way communication channel, so that the stakeholders’ needs, expectations and aspirations can be mapped and their feedback and satisfaction levels can be obtained and assessed for the purpose of design and improvement of initiatives.
  • Innovation – D.D.Industries Ltd will endeavour to develop innovative solutions to solve seemingly intractable social problems. These will encompass technology, as well as models for sourcing, partnering and delivery of initiatives

Annexure C: CSR Plan for FY 2015-16 Objectives

Means

Sch VII

Modality of Implementation / Partners

Education

Make adults functionally literate

(ii) and (i)

D.D.Industries Ltd

 

Assist meritorious students from SC/ST through scholarships

D.D.Industries Ltd

Provide infrastructure and other support to schools

D.D.Industries Ltd, Select Partners

Distribution of Mid Day meals to students in Govt. Schools

Select Partners

Coaching support to students

D.D.Industries Ltd Ltd, Select Partners

Help improving quality of education for primary school students (1000 school project)

D.D.Industries Ltd Ltd, Select Partners

Support SC/ST students in continuing their education in Ashram School / Boarding school

D.D.Industries Ltd  Ltd, Select Partners

Primary Learning, Spoken English & Soft Skills Development, ICT intervention and Newspaper Reading Programme

Select Partners

Residential school for tribals

D.D.Industries Ltd Ltd, Select Partners

Organising leadership and motivational camps

D.D.Industries Ltd  Ltd, Select Partners

Health

 

Reducing infant and maternal mortality.

D.D. Industries Ltd, Select Partners

 

Prevention of blindness, treatment of malaria, tuberculosis, leprosy and HIV/AIDS

D.D.Industries Ltd, Select Partners

Promoting small family norms

D.D.Industries Ltd, Select Partners

Promoting awareness on health issues, promoting safe sexual health behaviour among adolescents  

D.D.Industries Ltd , Select Partners

Setting up and running clinics and hospitals

D.D.Industries Ltd, Select Partners

Static clinics, mobile medical vans and ambulances, multi-specialized health camps

D.D.Industries Ltd, Select Partners

Providing financial assistance and waivers for needy patients, on a case-to-case basis

D.D.Industries Ltd

Life Line Express

D.D.Industries Ltd, Select Partners