TNPL, a socially responsible and caring company, has framed its CSR Policy in accordance with section 135 of the Companies Act 2013 and the Rules set out in companies (Corporate Social Responsibility Policy) Rules 2014.
This policy is framed with the larger objective of seeking comprehensive all round development of the area where TNPL’s plants are located, primarily in a radius of 5 to 10 km from the plant locations at Kagithapuram and Mayanur in Karur district, and Mondipatti in Thiruchirapalli district. TNPL will also undertake holistic development on a pilot basis in adjoining areas. The broad sectors included in TNPL’s CSR policy are Livelihood/Economic Development, Soil and Water Conservation, Education, Public Health and Medicare, Social Development, Environment and Sanitation, Culture and Heritage and Infrastructure Development. The primary focus will be the well being of all citizens in the area. The policy intends to provide the basis for sustainable development of the area. The policy recognizes that the plants cannot function in isolation but be socially responsible. It seeks to promote continuous dialogue with the community upholding ethical practices. The economic and social aspirations of the people in the area are to be recognized and promoted.
The broad sectors of development are set out in this document. This seeks to cover most activities but is to be taken as indicative.
• Facilitate cognitive development in schools in the area particularly in UKG, class 1 to Class 5
• Assistant in spoken English in UKG, Class 1 to 5
• Track learning deficits and assist improvement
• Care for special children
• Free education for students belonging to economically weaker section
• Promote Sports and athletic events
• Promote quality improvement in Government schools
• Promote education on paper technology
• Promote skill acquisitio
• Career Guidance
• Focus on Public Health and Prevention of Diseases. Assist in awareness camp.
• Assist in child health and nutrition
• Assist in women’s health particularly anemia
• Assist in medical camps for early detection of non communicable diseases including eye camps
• Assist by way of financial assistance to meet medical expenses
• Assist differently abled
• Assist in formation on health screening centre
• Provide support to PHC’s in their programs
• Encourage community participation
• Facilitate knowledge pool, local libraries, adult learning
• Encourage women’s participation
• Promotion group activities
• Promote social audit
• Undertake need analysis and fill gaps
• Support public infrastructure such as parks, roads, culverts, cremation facilities, storm water drainage, bus shelters, solar street lights etc.
• Improving household incomes on a sustainable basis
• Understanding and building capacity, organizing farmers
• Training farmers in technology
• Bringing value addition to animal husbandry
• Skill development to facilitate non farm incomes
• Encouraging entrepreneurship and self help groups
• Promote environment awareness
• Promote carbon footprint reduction activities
• Promote tree cover and greening
• Promote cleanliness and sanitation in the area with focus on ODF
• Promote concepts of garbage reduction, waste handling, recycling
• Promote village level solid waste handling
• Promote awareness of flora and fauna and support activities
• Assist in conservation of heritage buildings
• Promote arts and crafts
• Facilitate literary activities, music, dance, drama
• Facilitate face lift of recognized places of worship and sites of historical importance
• Plan and implement micro water shed plans
• Assist in infrastructure for water conservation
• Promote reclamation of degraded soils
• Promote rain water harvesting
• Promote upkeep of tanks, ponds and other structures
• Each year a CSR Rolling Perspective will be prepared in consultation with the villagers as to needs and gaps under these 8 broad sectors.
• This plan will then be tailored to suit the CSR Budget for the year. This Approved Plan will be implemented. In doing so there shall be equitable distribution so that no area or sector is ignored.
• Each year at least 2% of the profit of the previous 3 years average will be set apart as the CSR Budget for the year. Sectoral allotments will be based on the exercise developing the CSR PLAN for the year.
• as direct expenditure
• Contributions allowable as claimable expenditure under the Income Tax Act
• Contribution to the TNPL Arakkodai Trust formed for incurring CSR activities
• Contribution to Government agencies for specific programs
• Contribution to recognized, reputable organizations with certified audited statements
• Implementation will be by the CSR group in TNPL and this group reporting to ED (O) and MD is responsible for implementing the approved CSR plan for the year, setting out the perspective plan, etc
• TNPL will promote social audit to assess the quality of its CSR interventions
• Economic and social gains will be monitored
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