Code of Business Conduct and Ethics
PANTHER TYRES Code of Conduct applies to all employees and all directors of Panther Tyres Limited at all levels and at all times and it is expected that they will comply with this Code.
Panther Tyres regards any violation of this Code as a serious matter. Every employee is accountable for his or her own behavior. Anyone who violates this Code of Conduct will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment
Positive Environment: Panther Tyres will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ethnicity, sex, age, disability or any other characteristic.
Safety & Security of Employees: We are committed to providing a safe and healthy work environment and preventing accidents. Threats, intimidation and violence have no place at Panther Tyres and will not be tolerated.
Alcohol & Drugs Abuse: Panther Tyres Management expects employees to report to work able to perform their duties free from the influence of Alcohol and illegal drugs, or the abuse of prescribed or over-the-counter drugs.
Employee Privacy: Panther Tyres maintains employee’s personal information which relates to an individual’s employment, including compensation, medical and benefit information.
Protection Against Harassment of Women: Panther Tyres has zero tolerance towards harassment of women at work place. All female employees are encouraged to speak out when a co-worker’s conduct makes her uncomfortable. Any employee found guilty of such act will face strict disciplinary action, which may result in immediate termination of his services.
Investigation of all such complaints will be conducted through Committee for Investigation of Harassment.
Protection and Proper Use of the Company’s Property: During the course of our employment with Panther Tyres, we have access to certain trade secrets of the Company. Said trade secrets may consist of business information, like customer lists, pricing data, financial data, marketing plans, methods, processes, manuals, formulae, compositions, systems, techniques, inventions, machines, computer programs and research projects. All employees are bound to protect this information and not to disclose these to irrelevant people, during the job or after leaving the company. On their departure from the company, they are also bound to return all documents and property of the Company.
Conflicts of interest: Panther Tyres expects employees to avoid situations that may involve a conflict, or even appearance of a conflict, between our personal interests and Company’s interests. Such conflict may arise if we receive a personal benefit from any outside activity related to our responsibilities at Panther Tyres.
Political Contributions: Contributions by the Company to political candidates or political parties are prohibited by law and may not be made. It is Company policy that no contributions may be made at the government or local level.
Confidentially of Information: Employees are expected to safeguard confidential information and must not, without authority, disclose such information about the Company’s activities to the press, to any outside source or to employees who are not entitled to such information.
Dealing With Customers
Gifts and Other Business Courtesies: Our relationships with suppliers, customers and others must be based entirely on professional and fair dealing. No gift, favor or entertainment may be solicited, accepted or provided if it will obligate or appear to obligate the person who receives it. Exception may be given to inexpensive gift such as flowers or a promotional item having nominal value.
Business Courtesies: With management approval, you may give or accept customary business courtesies, such as meals etc. provided the expenses are reasonable and are not prohibited by law or by either party’s standards of conduct.
Exchange of greeting cards and inexpensive sweets on traditional occasions are however considered appropriate.
Where to go for Help
What should you do if you have a question or concern about compliance and integrity?
If you have a concern about a legal, compliance or business conduct issue, you have several options. What matters most is that you ask the question or raise the concern. Confidentiality will be maintained to the extent possible, given the company’s need to investigate and resolve the issue raised and comply with the law.
No Retaliation Policy: If you seek advice, raise a concern relating to a potential compliance issue or report suspected misconduct, you are doing the right thing. Panther Tyres Management will not tolerate retaliation against you. Anyone engaging in retaliation will be subject to a strict disciplinary action.