D & H INDIA LIMITED
The Purpose of this policy
D & H INDIA LIMITED and its subsidiaries are committed to complying with the foreign and domestic laws that apply to them, satisfying the Company’s Code of Conduct and Ethics, and particularly to assuring that business is conducted with integrity and that the Company’s financial information is accurate. If potential violations of Company policies or application laws are recognized and addressed promptly, both the Company and those working for or with the Company could face government investigation, prosecution, fines, and penalties. That can be costly. Consequentially, and to promote the highest ethical standards, the Company will maintain a workplace that facilitates the reporting of potential violations of Company policies and applicable laws. Employees must be able to raise concerns regarding such potential violations easily and free of any fear of retaliation. That is the purpose of this policy (the “Policy” or the “Whistleblower Policy”). You are required to read this Policy and submit the attached certificate that you will comply with it.
Your Duty to Report
Everyone is required to report to the Company any suspected violation of any law that applies to the Company and any suspected violation of the Company’s Code of Conduct and Ethics. It is important that you report all suspected violations. Retaliation includes adverse actions, harassment, or discrimination in your employment relating to your reporting of your reporting of suspected violation. It is the policy of the Company that you must, when you reasonably suspect that a violation if an application law or the Company’s Code of Conduct and Ethics has occurred or is occurring, repot that potential violation. Reporting is crucial for early detection, proper investigation and remediation, and deterrence of violations of Company policies or applicable laws. You should not fear any negative consequences for reporting reasonably suspected violation because retaliation for reporting suspected violation is strictly prohibited by Company policy. Failure to report any reasonable belief that a violation has occurred or is occurring is itself a violation of this Policy and such failure will be addressed with appropriate disciplinary action, including possible termination of employment.
HOW TO REPORT
You must report all suspected violation to
- your immediate supervisor; or
- the Chief Compliance Officer; or
- anonymously, by sending an e-mail to: [email protected] or
- By sending an anonymous letter to the Company Secretary.
D & H India Limited
Plot A, Sector A,
Sanwer Road, Indore
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone no. 0731-4273557
If you have reason to believe that your immediate supervisor or the Chief Compliance Officer is involved in the suspected violation, your report may be made to the Audit Committee of D & H INDIA LIMITED,
Mr. Surjit Singh
Plot A, Sector A,
Sanwer Road, Indore
Because you have several means of reporting, you need never report to someone you believe may be involved in the suspected violation or from whom you would fear retaliation. Your report should include as much information about the suspected violation as you can provide. Where possible, it should describe the nature of the suspected violation; the identities of the persons involved in the suspected violation; a description of documents that relate to the suspected violation; and the time frame during which the suspected violation occurred. Where you have not reported anonymously, you may be contacted for further information.
Investigation after You Report
All reports under this Policy will be promptly and appropriately investigated, and all information disclosed during the course of the investigation will remain confidential, except as necessary to conduct the investigation and take any remedial action, in accordance with application law. Everyone working for or with the Company has a duty to cooperate in the investigation of reports of violations. Failure to cooperate in an investigation can be the basis for disciplinary action, including termination of employment. If, at the conclusion of its investigation, the Company determines that a violation has occurred, the Company will take effective remedial action commensurate with the nature of the offense. This action may include disciplinary action against the accused party, up to and including termination. Reasonable and necessary steps will also be taken to prevent any further violation of Company policy.
Retaliation is not Tolerated
No one may take any adverse action against any employee for complaining about, reporting, or participating or assisting in the investigation of, a reasonably suspected violation of any law, this Policy, or the Company’s Code of Conduct and Ethics. The Company takes repots of such retaliation seriously. Incidents of retaliation against any employee reporting a violation or participating in the investigation of a reasonably suspected violation will result in appropriate disciplinary action against anyone responsible, including possible termination of employment. Those working for or with the Company who engage in retaliation against reporting employees may also be subject to civil, criminal and administration penalties.
All documents related to reporting, investigation and enforcement pursuant to this Policy shall be kept in accordance with the Company’s policy and applicable law.
The Audit Committee or the Board of Director’s of D & H INDIA LIMITED can modify this Policy unilaterally at any time without notice. Modification may be necessary, among other reasons, to maintain compliance with federal, state or local regulations and / or accommodate organizational changes within the Company.
Please sing the acknowledgment form below and return it to Human Resources. This will let the Company know that you have received the Whistleblower Policy and are aware of the Company’s commitment to a environment free of retaliation for reporting violations of any Company policies or any applicable laws.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND AGREEMENT REGARING THE WHISTLEBLOWER POLICY
This is to acknowledge that I have received a copy of the Company’s Whistleblower Policy. I understand that compliance with applicable laws and the Company’s Code of Conduct and Ethics is important and, as a public Company, the integrity of the financial information of the Company is paramount. I further understand that the Company is committed to a work environment free of retaliation for employees who have raised concerns regarding violation of this Policy, the Company’s Code of Conduct and Ethics or any applicable laws and the Company specifically prohibits retaliation whenever an employee make a good faith report regarding such concerns. Accordingly, I specifically agree that to the extent that I reasonably suspect there has been a violation of applicable laws or the Company’s Code of Conduct and Ethics, including any retaliation related to the reporting of such concerns, I will immediately report such conduct in accordance with the Company’s Whistleblower Policy. I further agree that I will not retaliate against any employee for reporting a reasonably suspected violation in good faith.
I understand and agree that to the extent I do not use the procedures outlined in the Whistleblower Policy, the Company and its officers and directors shall have the right to presume and rely on the fact that I have no knowledge or concern of any such information or conduct.