The Company shall be committed in all its actions to benefit the economic development of the country and work towards making India a developed nation. It shall not undertake any project or activity to the detriment of the national interest or those that will have any adverse impact on the social and cultural life. The Company shall conduct its business affairs in accordance with the economic development, foreign policies, objectives and priorities of the nation and shall strive to make a positive contribution to the achievement of such goals at the regional, national and international levels.
The Board of Directors of the Company shall duly and fairly inform its stakeholders about all relevant aspects of the Company’s business, and disclose such information in accordance with the respective regulations and agreements.
We believe in line of our HR Philosophy to uphold the values which are at the core of our business ethics, honesty, integrity, team work, objectivity, self respect and human dignity. We believe in fair & trustworthy relationships.
The Company shall provide equal opportunities to all its employees and all qualified applicants for employment, without regard to their race, caste, religion, colour, ancestry, marital status, sex, age, nationality, disability and veteran status. Employees of the Company shall be treated with dignity and in accordance with the Company’s policy. Employee policies and practices shall be administered in a manner that ensures in all matters equal opportunity is provided to those eligible and the decisions are merit-based.
As a good corporate citizen, RKM Group is committed to a gender friendly workplace. This is in order to enhance equal opportunities for men and women; to prevent/stop/redress sexual harassment at the workplace and to guarantee good employment practices. Sexual harassment includes unwelcome sexually determined behavior such as: unwelcome physical contact; a demand or request for sexual favour; sexually colored remarks; showing pornography and any other unwelcome physical, verbal or non-verbal conduct of a sexual nature. The Company maintains an open door for reporters; encourages employees to report any harassment concerns and is responsive to employee complaints about harassment or other unwelcome and offensive conduct.
Elimination of Child Labour
It is the Company’s policy not to support child labour. The Company is committed to implement the provisions of the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986. The Company is aware of social reality of the existence of child labour and recognizes that this evil cannot be eradicated by simply setting up rules or inspections. Towards this end, the Company is committed to work in a pro-active manner to eradicate child labour by actively contributing to the improvement of children’s social situation.
Safety, Health and Environment
The Company attaches great importance to a healthy environment and to the safety of its employees. The Company shall be committed to prevent the wasteful use of natural resources and minimise any hazardous impact on environment.
Every employee of the Company, which shall include a whole-time director and the managing director shall deal on behalf of the company with professionalism, honesty and integrity, as well as high morale and ethical standards. Such conduct shall be fair and transparent and be perceived to be as such by third parties.
Transparency and Accountability
All Company employees shall ensure that their actions in the conduct of business are totally transparent except where the need of business security dictates otherwise. Such transparency shall be brought through appropriate policies, systems and processes, including appropriate involvement of more than one manager in recording decision logic and maintaining supporting records. All managers shall voluntarily ensure that their areas of operation are open to audit and the conduct of their activities are totally auditable.
Conflict of Interest
All Company employees must avoid situations in which their personal interest could be in conflict with the interest of the Company. The guiding principle is that any conflict or potential conflict must be disclosed to higher management for guidance and appropriate action.
Gifts and Donations
The Company and its employees shall neither receive nor offer or make, directly or indirectly, any illegal payments, remuneration or comparable benefits which are intended to or perceived to obtain business or uncompetitive favours for the conduct of its business, however, the company and its employees may accept and offer nominal gifts which are customarily given and are of commemorative nature for special events. The Company and its employees shall not offer or give any Company’s fund or property as donation to any government agency or their representatives, directly or through intermediaries, in order to obtain any favorable performance of official duties.
Financial Reporting and Records
The Company shall prepare and maintain its accounts truly and fairly in accordance with the accounting and financial reporting standards which represent the generally accepted guidelines, principles, laws and regulations of the country in which the Company conducts its business affairs.
Internal accounting and audit procedures shall fairly and accurately reflect all of the Company’s business transactions and disposition of assets. All required information. shall be accessible to Company’s auditors and other authorized parties and government agencies. There shall be no willful omissions of any company transactions from the books and records.
Any willful material misrepresentation of and/or misinformation on the financial accounts and reports shall be regarded as a violation of this code, apart from inviting appropriate civil or criminal action under the relevant laws.
Every employee of the Company shall, in his or her business conduct, comply with all applicable laws and regulations, both in letter and in spirit, in all the territories in which he or she operates. If the ethical and professional standards set out in the applicable laws and regulations are below that of the code, then the standards of the code shall prevail.
Protecting Company’s Assets
The assets of the Company should not be misused but employed for the purpose of conducting the business for which they are procured. These include tangible assets such as equipment and machinery, systems, facilities, materials, resources as well as intangible assets such as proprietary information, relationship with customers and suppliers, etc.
The Company’s suppliers make significant contributions to our success. To create an environment where our suppliers have an incentive to work with the Company, they must be confident that they will be treated lawfully and in an ethical manner. Selection of suppliers is to be made on the basis of merit, price, quality and performance. The Company’s policy is to select significant suppliers or enter into significant supplier agreements through a competitive bid process where ever possible. Under no circumstances should any Company employee, agent or contractor attempt to coerce suppliers in any way. The confidential information of a supplier is entitled to the same protection as that of any other third party.
The Company shall compete only in an ethical and legitimate manner. It prohibits all actions that are anti-competitive or otherwise contrary to laws that govern competitive practices in the market place.
Intellectual Property Policy
We have an utmost obligation to ourselves to identify and protect the intellectual properties, trade secrets and other confidential information owned by the Company and it’s clients or associates because it is critical to our success. By “Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)”, we mean generally patented or potentially patentable inventions, trademarks, service marks, trade names, copyrightable subject matter and trade secrets. We have an obligation to protect the Company’s IPR and Client IPR at all times.
The Company will take appropriate action against any employee, agent, contractor or consultant whose actions are found to violate these policies or any other policy of the Company. Disciplinary actions may include immediate suspension/ termination of employment or business relationship at the Company’s sole discretion. Where the Company has suffered a loss, it may pursue its remedies against the individuals or entities responsible. Where laws have been violated, the Company will cooperate fully with the appropriate authorities.
Every employee shall be responsible for the implementation of and compliance with this code in his professional environment. Failure to adhere to the code could attract the most severe consequences, including termination of employment.
Every employee of the Company shall promptly report to the management any actual or possible violation of this code, or an event he or she becomes aware of that could affect the business or reputation of his/her or any other group Company.
The Board of Directors (BOD) shall oversee the Company’s adherence to ethical and legal standards. All employees and the members of the BOD shall undertake to stop or prevent actions that could harm customers, the system or reputation of the Company.