CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

The Andhra Sugars Ltd. (ASL) always believes that good Corporate Governance ensures proper and adequate protection of the interests of all the stake-holders in the Company. ASL affirm that healthy Corporate Governance leads to operations and actions which serve the underlying goal of continuously enhancing the value that the Company can create for the stake-holders including Shareholders, Employees, Customers, Suppliers, Lenders, Government and other parties having association with ASL.

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Information Pursuant to Listing Agreement with Stock Exchanges

Equity Shares of the Company are listed on the Stock Exchanges as stated below and the annual listing fees has been paid to each of the Exchanges.

Name of the Stock Exchange Address
The Hyderabad Stock Exchange Limited 3-6-275, Himayat Nagar,
Hyderabad – 500 029.
Madras Stock Exchange Limited Exchange Building, Post Box No. 183,
11, Second Line Beach,
Chennai – 600 001.
National Stock Exchange of India Limited Exchange Plaza, 5th Floor, Plot No. C/1
G. Block, Bandra-Kurla Complex, Bandra (E), Mumbai – 400 051.

The Management Discussion and Analysis Report set out here under supplements the Directors’ Report and the Audited Financial Statements forming part of this Annual Report.

Your Company is engaged in the manufacture and sale of Sugar. Organic and Inorganic Chemicals at Plants located at Tanuku, Kovvur. Taduvai, Saggonda and Bhimadole. Non-conventionalWind Pcmer is being generated at Ramgiriin Andhra Pradesh and at Annaikulam.Kurichampatti, Surandai and Kundadam in TamilNadu.

Code of conduct for the directors of the Andhra sugars limited

Preamble

The Directors of the Company herein after referred to as “The Board” is committed to adopting, besides any of its obligations under relevant laws or regulations, the best relevant practices for corporate governance.

This Code of best practices represents a blend of law, regulation and appropriate voluntary practices that will enable the Company to attract financial and human capital, perform efficiently and to generate economic value for shareholders while respecting the interests of stakeholders and society as a whole.

The principal attribute of the code is to ensure effective corporate governance, to enable the Board to approve the Company’s strategy and major business plans and decisions.

A code of conduct (hereinafter referred to as “Code”) is adopted as per the stipulations of Listing Agreement which is applicable to all the Directors of the Company.

 

Code

  • The Board will operate within all applicable laws and regulations. The Board will act within and in accordance with the powers granted to them by the Company’s articles
  • The Board will act bonafide in the Company’s interest, to use its powers and information available for the business purposes and not exercise them for any collateral purpose and will ensure that the Company is managed with due diligence, due regard to the interest of all stakeholders, and essentially for the benefit of all its shareholders
  • The Board will in all sincerity endeavour that the Company’s activities ultimately add to the economic development of the Country and further the national interest.
    1. The Board will function within the framework of the economic, development and legal policies of the Government of India and shall not undertake nor participate in any task, debate or conversation that can reflect unfavourably on the dignity of our Nation or go against its interests.
  • The Board will meet regularly, at least once every quarter with prime concentration on strategic issues and their approval, policy and control, delegation of powers, specifying issues that remain in the Board’s domain.
  • The Board will consider the following matters as and when deemed appropriate.
    1. Annual operating plans and budgets and any updates.
    2. Capital Budgets and any updates.
    3. Quarterly results for the Company and its operating divisions or business segments.
    4. Minutes of meetings of audit committee and other committees of the Board.
    5. Show cause, demand, prosecution notices and penalty notices which are materially important.
    6. Fatal or serious accidents, dangerous occurrences, any material effluent or pollution problems.
    7. Any material default in financial obligations to and by the Company, or substantial non-payment for goods sold by the Company.
    8. Any issue which involves possible public or product liability claims of substantial nature.
    9. Details of any joint venture or collaboration agreement.
    10. Transactions that involve material payment towards goodwill, brand equity, intellectual property.
    11. Significant labour problems and their proposed solution. Any significant development in Human Resources/Industrial Relations front like signing of wage agreement, implementation of Voluntary Retirement Scheme, etc.
    12. Sale of material nature of investments, subsidiaries, assets, not in normal course of business.
    13. Quarterly details of foreign exchange exposures and the steps taken by management to limit the risks of adverse foreign exchange rate movement, if material.
    14. Non-compliance of any regulatory, statutory nature or listing requirements and shareholders service such as non-payment of dividend, delay in share transfer.
  • Board will present a balanced, clear assessment of the Company’s position. The Board will ensure that the Directors’ report shall include a narrative consistent with the figures in the accounts of the performance and prospects.
  • The Board will ensure that the Annual Report shall include, inter-alia , a Management’s Discussion and Analysis Report as per SEBI guidelines and the Board’s Report on Corporate Governance (duly certified by the Auditors).
  • The Board will ensure
    1. fair presentation of all financial statements and other information in the Annual, Quarterly and Management Discussion and Analysis reports
    2. The accounting policies and principles followed conform to standard practice and wherever not the full relevant disclosure has been made of any significant departures.
  • The Board will ensure that an objective and professional relationship is maintained with all Auditors.
  • All Members of the Board will take care that all matters where they may be deemed to be interested, whether directly or indirectly, are invariably disclosed as appropriate and also will not indulge in any form of insider trading, whether direct or indirect, including in shares or commodities, or assist any outsider to derive advantage from information not in the public domain.
  • The Board has set up Audit Committees and Shareholders’ Grievance Committee as per the SEBI Guidelines of Corporate Governance. The Board will ensure that the said Committees will carry out the functions as stipulated in the SEBI Code of Corporate Governance.
  • The Board of Directors will ensure necessary changes in the code as and when deemed necessary.
  • Members of the Board will affirm the Code on annual basis as required by the revised Clause 49 of the Listing Agreement.

The draft Code of Directors has been placed before the Board for its approval at its meeting held on 24 th January, 2005.

Code of Ethics & Conduct for Senior Managers

Preamble

The Code of Ethics & Conduct for the Senior Managers of the Company helps to maintain the standards of business conduct for The Andhra Sugars Ltd. and to ensure the compliance with legal requirements. The purpose of the Code is to deter wrong doing and promote ethical conduct. The matters covered in this Code are of utmost importance to the Company, Shareholders, business partners and other stakeholders. Further these are essential so that the Company can conduct the business in accordance with high ethical values. Managers of the Company are the custodians of Information and assets. As such, the Code of Ethics for the Senior Managers of the Company is codified as under.

Applicability

The Code is applicable to the Senior Managers of the Company (hereinafter referred to as “Managers”) as stipulated by the Management by way of Office Circular from time to time.

Code of Ethics & Conduct for the Senior Managers of the Company

Managers will

  • Act with honesty and integrity, avoiding actual or apparent conflicts of interest in personal and professional relationships.
  • Not use confidential information acquired in the course of one’s work for personal advantage.
  • Strive to achieve responsible use of and control over all assets and resources employed or entrusted.
  • Provide all stakeholders with information that is accurate, complete, objective, relevant, timely and understandable.
  • Respect the confidentiality of information acquired in the course of one’s work except when authorized or otherwise legally obligated to disclose.
  • Comply with rules and regulations of all Public Authorities in all the geographies in which The Andhra Sugars Ltd. operates.
  • Act in good faith, responsibly, with due care, competence and diligence, without misrepresenting material facts or allowing one’s independent judgment to be subordinated.
  • share knowledge and maintain skills important and relevant to stakeholders’ needs.
  • Proactively promote and be an example of ethical behavior as a responsible partner among peers, in the work environment and the community.
  • Avoid accepting any offer, payment, gift or anything of value from customers, vendors, consultants etc. that is perceived as intended, directly or indirectly, to influence any business decision, any commitment of fraud or opportunity for the commitment of any fraud.
  • Affirm the code on annual basis as required by the revised clause 49 of the Listing Agreement.

The draft Code of Ethics & Conduct applicable to Senior Managers of The Andhra Sugars Limited was approved by the Board at its Meeting held on 24 th January, 2005.

Title Description
Apponitment Letter Of Independent Directors

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Corporate Social Responsibility Policy

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Nomination & Remuneration Policy

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Whistle Blower Policy

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Circular For Inviting Deposits

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Policy on Corporate Risk Management

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Policy on Related Party Transactions

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Code Of Conductt

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Code of Fair Disclosure and Conduct

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Code of Practice and Procedure Fair Disclosure

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Policy on Internal Financial Controls

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Policy on Familiarisation

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Policy on determination of Materiality

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Policy on Preservation of Documents

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Policy on Composition of Committees

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