The Code of Conduct defines what the Company expects of its businesses and people regardless of the location or background. It provides guidance in key areas.
The Code cannot address every situation. Nor does it serve as a substitute for an individual’s accountability for exercising good judgement and common sense.
Director includes any person occupying the position of a Director by whatever named called and includes a Managing Director.
Board of Directors means all Directors of the Company who together constitute a Board of Directors of the Company.
Senior Management means those Personnel of the Company who are members of the Core Management Team excluding the Board of Directors and would normally comprise of all members of management one level below the Executive Directors of the Company including all Functional Heads.
Company means Castrol India Limited.
All Directors and Senior Management should adhere to the standards contained in this Code and should consult the Code for guidance when acting on behalf of the Company. The Code of Conduct for Directors & Senior Management includes but is not limited to the following:
All breaches or potential breaches of the Company’s compliance and ethics commitments of which one becomes aware of – whether these relate to him /her direct reports or others should be reported.
It may seem easier to keep silent or look the other way. But the commitment to compliance and ethics means that one should never ignore a legal or ethical issue that needs to be addressed.
The Code of Conduct is more than just a description of the business conduct standards. It is the centrepiece of compliance and ethics programme supported by the Board of Directors and Senior Management to promote a positive, ethical work environment for all employees.
This means no accidents, no harm to people and no damage to the environment. All are committed to the protection of the natural environment, to the safety of the communities in which it operate, and to the health, safety and security of our people.
The Directors & Senior Management have a responsibility as well as a legal duty to protect the physical, intellectual property and financial assets of the Company. The Directors & Senior Management should be forthright and transparent about their operations and performance, accurate in the recording and reporting of data and results and exercise care in the use of its assets and resources.
The Company expects compliance of the Code of Conduct from both the Directors & the Senior Management. However, the Senior Management in addition would also be required to follow the Code of Conduct which has been laid down for all Employees of BP group of Companies worldwide of which group Castrol India is a part of.