Amara Raja, is committed to the adoption of highest standards of corporate governance and its adherence in all its activities and processes and looks at Corporate Governance as the corner stone for its sustained business.
At Amara Raja, the core philosophy on Corporate Governance is based on good principles and practices such that the affairs of the Company are being managed in a way which ensures accountability, transparency and fairness in all its transactions in the widest sense and meet its stakeholder’s aspirations and societal expectations.
Our robust corporate governance practices are derived from the composition of our Board of Directors for each company and the strategic direction and rigorous management focus they provide. Bringing together extensive experience, our Boards guide the companies to adhere to the highest benchmarks of transparency and accountability with an aim to contribute positively to our stakeholder’s prosperity.
Besides, the statutory Board of Directors, the respective Group Companies are headed by Managing Directors/CEOs who along with the Executive committee are responsible for the vision, strategy to achieve the vision, performance and capability building for the respective businesses of the Company. Amara Raja at the Group level has put in place a two-tier structure of governance to ensure business sustainability.
The first tier comprises of Amara Raja Corporate Council (ARCC) headed by Founder Chairman Dr. Ramachandra N Galla as the apex decision making body of the group. It currently has 13 members (5 family members and 8 Executives). The ARCC provides strategic direction, enterprise leadership and creates a shared vision and value-system, across the business and companies that make the Amara Raja Group.
The ARCC displays the breadth and depth of our talented human capital to steer strategic plans and achieve our Group Vision. Working together, we create value while staying true to our common purpose and core values.
The second tier comprises of GROCOM headed by Group Vice Chairman and Co-founder Mr. Jayadev Galla. GROCOM is a larger leadership body which comprises the senior leaders across the Group including All Business Heads, Group function heads and the senior operations and Marketing heads.
GROCOM as a collaborative leadership team meets periodically to discuss key business challenges, best practices and people aspects, in order to facilitate synergy and growth across the businesses.
The above two tier structure ensures that the strategic management being free from the task of day-to-day executive management, remains focused and energised on enhancing the quality, efficiency and effectiveness of each Company.
People, one of our critical strategic assets, who can create infinite possibilities continue to be at the core of Amara Raja’s transformative journey. We believe in and practice our philosophy - 'Gotta be a better way' which inspires us to go past limits and strive that much harder each day.
We believe in staying contemporary and focusing relentlessly on achieving results through people. Thus, for the Group as a whole, we have developed a strong People Strategy framework as part of our Governance Structure.
"Through the Amara Raja Way, achieve organization objectives in an invigorating work environment by excelling in people Engagement, Development and Performance."
Amara Raja believes in the conduct of its affairs in a fair and transparent manner by adopting highest standards of professionalism, honesty, integrity and ethical behavior. It is committed to developing a culture where it is safe for all people to raise concerns about any unacceptable practices and any event of misconduct.
Amara Raja has adopted a Vigil mechanism or “Whistle Blower Policy”. Under this policy all stake holders have access to the ombudsman to raise any concerns without fear.
The purpose of the policy is to provide people an avenue to raise concerns and report to the management instances of unethical behavior, actual or suspected fraud or violation of the Company’s policies and to promote responsible and secure whistle blowing and to provide necessary safeguards for protection of people from reprisals or victimization, for whistle blowing in good faith.
The policy neither releases employees from their duty of confidentiality in the course of their work, nor can it be used as a route for raising malicious or unfounded allegations about a personal situation.Whistle Blower Policy