Corporate Social Responsibility Policy
CSR policy of Shell India Markets Private Limited
“Create a positive influence in the communities and societies where we operate.”
Innovation, collaboration and impact define our social investments, which are embedded in our brand strategy and our stakeholder engagement plan. We commit resources of our company and employees to contribute to relevant social issues on education, road safety and ecosystem. Our aim is to help find solutions to these challenges in a sustainable manner.
Objectives and Commitments
Education, Ecosystems and Road Safety will form the core themes around which Shell India Markets Private Limited (SIMPL) will create and drive their local plans in respect of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). The objective is to make significant and meaningful contribution with measurable benefits. SIMPL’s CSR policy focus areas aim to be aligned with the activities prescribed in Schedule VII read with Clause 135 of the Companies Act, 2013.
Promoting Education among children – To support the opportunities in technical education through annual scholarships to economically disadvantaged children. This effort will focus on girl children to help them build a better future for themselves, their families, as well as their immediate communities.
This programme will be implemented through Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) with relevant expertise and experience. Staff volunteers would also be invited to be part of this initiative who will participate as mentors to develop soft and inter-personal skills.
Skill based education to promote livelihood enhancement skills - To enhance livelihood opportunities of communities through interventions enabling professional skills as well as increasing awareness of safety and health. This programme will be implemented through NGOs who will bring their relevant expertise to deliver vocational training to communities. NGOs will perform a need-based assessment in identified areas to design and implement training programs accordingly. Staff volunteers would also be invited to be part of this programme as mentors.
2. Environmental Sustainability
SIMPL will initiate a programme for e-waste management and seek opportunities to deliver proof points around ‘reuse & recycle’. This programme would be implemented through NGOs and will aim to use the phased out hardware equipment after internal due diligence and donate them to underprivileged community with basic software.
3. Road Safety
It is a key theme for Shell globally. The two pillars of this programme will be promoting road safety education for children and training of drivers. This programme will be implemented through an expert agency along with staff volunteers. Road safety education programmes would be run among school children in order to motivate them to become safety ambassadors within their families and society. School bus drivers would also be brought within the ambit of this programme.
Each supported activity should aim to complete its objective by the end of the support period.
CSR Committee constitutes of three Directors of SIMPL. CSR Projects or Programmes would be implemented in the country through NGOs and agencies following the approval of CSR Committee. Selection of NGOs and agencies will be based on contracting and procurement guidelines including due diligence. The CSR Committee would decide on the budget for each Project/Programme and monitor the CSR policy from time to time.
CSR activities will follow a need-based assessment and each activity will be monitored closely on the progress and developments on a quarterly basis against key parameters.
A Joint Working Group (JWG) comprising of employees of SIMPL and representative of entities, involved in planning and implementation of the projects and programmes, will be created to ensure effective implementation and monitoring of the projects approved by CSR Committee. JWG will submit quarterly reports to CSR Committee on the progress of various projects approved by CSR Committee and entrusted to JWG for implementation and monitoring. Such reports will explicitly specify modality of execution of CSR programs and progress on meeting implementation schedules. The monitoring mechanism will ensure that:
- CSR Programmes are on target and meeting their objectives;
- Objectives are still appropriate and relevant;
- Projects and programmes are delivering benefit in terms of stakeholder perception and against agreed indicators;
- Funds are being used appropriately and records of spending are being maintained; and
- Stakeholders, notably the beneficiaries, view the project or programme positively.
Surplus of CSR Projects
Subject to the provisions of Companies Act, 2013, the surplus, if any, arising out of CSR Projects, Programmes and activities shall not form part of business profits of the Company.