Corporate Social Responsibility Policy
Corporate Social Responsibility Policy
As formulated by the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee (“CSR Committee”) of the Board of Directors of G4S Corporate Services (India) Private Limited (“G4S Corporate Services / G4S”) and by the Board of G4S Secure Solutions (India) Private Limited (“G4S Secure Solutions”) and approved by their respective Board of Directors.
I. CSR INITIATIVES
G4S companies through its CSR initiatives, proposes to enhance value creation in the society and in the community in which it operates, through its services, conduct and initiatives, so as to promote sustained growth for the society and community, in fulfillment of its role as a socially responsible corporate.
It seeks to actively contribute to the social and economic development of the communities. This includes building a better, sustainable way of life for the weaker sections of society.
II. OUR VISION
This Corporate Social Responsibility Policy encompasses our philosophy, setting out our role as a responsible corporate citizen and lays down guidelines for undertaking programs for the benefit of different segments of society.
This Policy shall operate as the corporate social responsibility policy of the Company for the purposes of Section 135 of the Companies Act, 2013 and the rules made thereunder including the Companies (Corporate Social Responsibility Policy) Rules 2014 (“CSR Rules”) and other applicable provisions, as amended from time to time.
III. CSR PROGRAMMES AND PROJECTS
We propose to adopt one or more of the CSR activities as prescribed by applicable laws, including Schedule VII of the Companies Act, 2013, as amended from time to time.
The CSR Committees will annually recommend the CSR programmes and projects out of permissible CSR activities, to their Board for their approval (“CSR Projects”). The Board of Directors of the Companies through their CSR Committees will plan and monitor the expenditure of CSR activities.
The CSR projects and programmes will be undertaken by the Companies by itself or with joint and collaborative efforts of other companies.
As per the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013 and rules made thereunder, amended from time to time, CSR projects and programmes may also be implemented through registered trust or registered society or company established under section 8 of the Companies Act, 2013 by the companies, either singly or along with its holding or subsidiary or associate company, or along with any other company or holding or subsidiary or associate company of such other company or otherwise.
4.1 Funding and Allocation
For achieving its CSR objectives through implementation of CSR Projects, we will allocate / spend an amount, in each financial year. The budgetary allocation will be based on the profitability of the Companies and in compliance with the requirements of applicable laws ,to be read along with amendments from time to time (“Annual CSR Budgets”)
4.1.1 From the Annual CSR Budgets, provisions will be made towards expenditures in one or more of the CSR Projects, on an ongoing basis.
4.1.2 In addition to the CSR Projects, the Annual CSR Budgets may be utilized for any programme(s) related to the Focus Areas (as set out below), howsoever, in compliance with the Companies Act, 2013 and Companies (Corporate Social Responsibility Policy) Rules, 2014 and any notifications issued thereunder. It is hereby clarified that the CSR Projects undertaken pursuant to this Policy shall be based on project/ programme mode, or activities (either new or ongoing), excluding activities undertaken in pursuance of its normal course of business activities. One-off events such as marathons/ awards/ charitable contribution/ advertisement/ sponsorships of television programmes etc. would not be qualified as expenditure towards the CSR Projects under this Policy.
4.1.3 Any unspent / unutilized CSR allocation of a particular year will be carried forward to following financial year, to the extent permissible under applicable law. However, any such unspent/ unutilized CSR allocation of a particular year may be deposited with the Prime Ministers Fund, if deemed fit. Any unspent surplus shall not form part of the business profits of the companies.
V. OUR FOCUS AREAS
5.1 Food, Water and Shelter
We support programs to deliver the essentials to people, communities and areas in need, i.e. food, water and shelter. We believe in investing in and collaborating with partners with innovative solutions that help people improve their lives.
We focus on education, training and economic empowerment programs and partnerships to connect populations with information and opportunities they need to thrive. We believe in investing in partner organisations with real and innovative solutions to persistent problems.
5.2 Health Care, Safety & Security
Nothing is more important than the health, wellbeing, safety and security of families and children. At G4S, we aim to use our services and programs to give families and individuals access to healthcare facilities and to keep families safe and secure wherever they live, work and travel including dedicated attention and focus to provide women education and safety.
We work with leading child safety partners around the country to develop programs that educate teachers, parents, guardians and children on how to reduce risks of accident, abduction and abuse of women and children. We work towards achieving our vision of keeping women and children safe today so that they can thrive, prosper and succeed tomorrow.
In this regard, we at G4S propose to give special emphasis to the welfare of the girl child including taking steps to improve their health, well being and ensuring a secure environment for them to grow.
Health & Safety For Women
Nothing is more important than the health, safety and security of women. We aim to use our services and programs to give women access to safety and to keep their families safe and secure wherever they live, work and travel.
We work with leading women and child safety partners around the country to develop programs that educate teachers, parents, guardians, women and children on how to reduce risks of accident, abduction and abuse of women and children. We work towards achieving our vision of keeping women and children safe today so that they can thrive, prosper and succeed tomorrow.
At G4S, we understand the importance of inspiring women and preparing the next generation with well-equipped knowledge. We also propose to encourage the participation of the girl child in our education initiatives. Through our CSR initiatives, we shall provide academic and material support to the girl child to enable them to complete their education.
Our education programs and partnerships improve access to quality education for women and children in India. We support education, uniform, reading material, mid-day meals of children of prison inmates and underprivileged section of the society, across the country.
4.4 Road Safety & Trauma Care
G4S seeks to support/ promote road safety through educating and promoting awareness among the masses on road usage. We believe in investing in and collaborating with partners with innovative solutions to develop trauma care centers around highways to help people in cases of road accidents.
4.5 Disaster Relief & Rural Development
In addition to the activities set out above, we are committed to provide assistance for disaster management and relief across the country. In pursuit of the aforementioned endeavor, we are committed to provide for medical aid and assistance in disaster struck areas, supply free food and clean drinking water to families and children.
We intend on working with leading organizations to contribute towards rural development projects in India.
6.1 To ensure effective implementation of the CSR Projects undertaken, a monitoring mechanism will be put in place by the CSR Committees of the Boards. The progress of CSR Projects under implementation will be reported to the CSR Committees on a regular basis. The CSR Committees shall procure reports, at regular intervals, from registered trust/ societies /Companies etc, to whom funds are allocated for undertaking CSR activities / programmes.
6.2 CSR Committees may also obtain feedback from beneficiaries about the programmes.
6.3 CSR initiatives will also be reported in annual reports of respective Companies.
7.1 For achieving the CSR objectives through implementation of meaningful and sustainable CSR programmes in accordance with this Policy, we are committed to allocating at least 2% of the average net profits made by the respective Companies during the three immediately preceding financial years, as its Annual CSR Budget.
7.2 For achieving our CSR objectives through implementation of meaningful programs in line with this Policy, we may allocate funds earmarked for CSR projects to the registered trust(s)/ societies/companies etc., who will implement programs, directly or indirectly, including in collaboration with third party organisations with the requisite credentials.
7.1 All provisions of the CSR Policy would be subject to revision/amendment in accordance with the applicable laws.
7.2 The Company reserves the right to modify, cancel, add, or amend this CSR Policy.
IX. REVIEW OF THE POLICY
The CSR Committee shall review the CSR Policy from time to time based on the changing needs and make suitable modifications as may be necessary with the approval of the Board.
For enquiries related to this Policy or our CSR initiatives, please contact:
ATTN: Rupan Sidhu – Director (Corporate Affairs)
G4S Corporate Services (India) Pvt. Ltd.
Panchwati, 82A, Sector – 18
Gurgaon – 122016, Haryana
Tel: + 91-1242398888
Email id: firstname.lastname@example.org
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India Vision Foundation operates the Creche which is located within the womens’ prison at the Tihar Jail, New Delhi and in Gurgaon. The Creche is operated for the children of prison inmates to ensure that these children have a fair opportunity to grow up without the stigma of (their mother’s) imprisonment as far as possible, while they still live behind bars along with their mothers. Children are permitted to stay inside the prison premises with their mothers upto the age of six years in India. The Creche projects, aims at offering these children, emotional, mental and physical well being.
3. G4S Shiksha School
G4S group in India has built a primary school for underprivileged children at Sangam Vihar, New Delhi (“G4S Shiksha School”). The G4S Shiksha School is located in one of the largest slums in the National Capital Region. The G4S Shikha School is operated by the Hope Foundation. The running and operation of the G4S Shiksha School helps in discouraging child labour and other activities like drug addiction, gambling and other such practices. In addition to education, the G4S Shiksha School also provides associated amenities like mid-day meals, books, uniforms, school bags, required stationery etc. G4S India provides education to children free of cost at the G4S Shiksha School.
4. Grant Govan Memorial Homes
The Grant Govan Memorial Homes are set on a compound near Kashmere Gate and consist of individually furnished cottages for the senior citizens.
5. Such other projects which may be recommended by the CSR Committee and approved by the Board.
Our CSR Committee
The composition of MSS CSR Committee is as under:
- D.S. Narula
- Vidur Bharadwaj
- Angad Narula
- Sheebani Sethi
- Rajeev Sharma
- Rupan Sidhu (Permanent invitee)
The composition of Corporate Services CSR Committee is as under :
- Ashok Bajpai
- Arnab Roy
- Rajeev Sharma
- Rupan Sidhu (Permanent invitee)