CODE OF CONDUCT

Presented by:
Swarup Samal. Dubey. Chandan Pratik Chawla. Niladri Sekhar Jana Prashant Raj. Sreejib Biswas.

TCS CODE OF ETHICS
üThe Values and principles which have governed the TCS and their employees were formally articulated in 1998.
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üThe code was intended to serve as a guide to each employee on the values, ethics and business principles expected of him or her in personal and professional conduct.
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üAs it is a global company, it requires an appropriate modification of the Code to ensure that it addresses and encompasses diverse cultural, business and related issues universally across TATA Group.

üTCS has 25 code of conducts to maintain their

in which it operates. ü ü ü TCS in the course of its business activities .CLAUSE 1:National Interest ü The TCS is committed to benefit the economic development of the countries in which it operates. as applicable. ü ü ü The TCS management practices and business conduct shall benefit the country. It shall conform. and shall be in accordance with the laws of the land. to the extent possible and affordable. to trade procedures including licensing documentation and other necessary formalities. shall respect the culture . localities and communities in which it operates. customs and traditions of each country. .

which represent the generally accepted guidelines principles. ü ü No employee shall make.CLAUSE 2: Financial Reporting & Records ü TCS shall prepare and maintain its accounts fairly and accurately and in accordance with the accounting and financial reporting standards. authorize. unlawful commission or bribing. bet or collude in an improper payment. transactions and disposition of assets and shall have internal controls to provide assurance to the company board and shareholders that the transactions are accurate and legitimate. ü Internal accounting and audit procedures shall reflect fairly and accurately the company’s business. standards laws and regulations of the country. ü ü Any willful material misrepresentation of and / or misinformation on the financial accounts and reports shall be regarded as a violation of the Code. .

ü üA Tata company or employee shall market the company’s products and services on their own merits and shall not make unfair and misleading statements about competitors’ products and services.Clause 3: Competition üA Tata company shall fully support the development and operation of competitive open markets and shall promote the liberalization of trade and investment in each country. . abuse of market dominance or similar unfair trade activities. Specifically no Tata company or employee shall engage in restrictive trade practices. and market in which it operates.

 ü Employees of a Tata company shall be treated with dignity and in accordance with the Tata policy of maintaining a work environment free of all forms of harassment. gender. ancestry. Employee policies and practices shall be administered in a manner consistent provisions of . while encouraging the adoption of international best practices. nationality. verbal or psychological. sexual orientation. religion. caste. ethnic origin or disability. age. colour.  ü Human resource policies shall promote diversity and equality in the workplace. whether physical. as well as compliance with all local labor laws.Clause 4: Equal opportunities employer ü A Tata company shall provide equal opportunities to all its employees and all qualified applicants for employment without regard to their race. marital status.

Clause 5: Gifts and donations ü A Tata company and its employees shall neither receive. donations or comparable benefits that are intended. or perceived. with full disclosure. nor offer or make directly or indirectly any illegal payments. remunerations. gifts. to be used for the guidance of its employees. . provided such gifts are customarily given and are of a commemorative nature. fraud and corruption. ü ü A Tata company and its employees may. Each company shall have a policy to clarify its rules and regulations on gifts and entertainment. accept and offer nominal gifts. to obtain uncompetitive favors for the conduct of its business. The company shall cooperate with governmental authorities in efforts to eliminate all forms of bribery.

in order to obtain any favorable performance of official duties. directly or through intermediaries. . unless mandated under applicable laws. offer or give any company funds or property as donation to any government agency or its representative.Clause 6:Government agencies üA Tata company and its employees shall not. ü üA Tata company shall comply with government procurement regulations and shall be transparent in all its dealings with government agencies.

ü üA Tata company shall not support any specific political party or candidate for political office. candidate or campaign. . and shall not offer or give any company funds or property as donations to any political party.Clause 7:Political non-alignment üA Tata company shall be committed to and support the constitution and governance systems of the country in which it operates. The company’s conduct shall preclude any activity that could be interpreted as mutual dependence / favor with any political body or person.

shall strive for economic.Clause 8: Health safety and environment üA Tata company shall strive to provide a safe.  üA Tata company. It shall prevent the wasteful use of natural resources and be committed to improving the environment. clean and ergonomic working environment for its people. in the process of production and sale of its products and services. healthy. ü . social and environmental sustainability.

while striving for their total satisfaction. ü üThe quality standards of the company’s goods and services shall meet applicable national and international standards. ü üA Tata company shall display adequate health and safety labels and other necessary information on its product packaging.Clause9: Quality of products & services üA Tata company shall be committed to supply services of world class quality standards. . backed by after-sales services consistent with the requirements of its customers.

as stated in the Tata ‘corporate sustainability protocol’. The company shall encourage volunteering by its employees and collaboration with community groups. from time to time so as to set strategic direction for social development activity.Clause 10: Corporate citizenship üA Tata company shall be committed to good corporate citizenship. ü üThe company shall not treat these activities as . ü üTata companies are also encouraged to develop systematic processes and conduct management reviews. not only in the compliance of all relevant laws and regulations but also by actively assisting in the improvement of quality of life of the people in the communities in which it operates.

with respect to disclosing company and business information to public constituencies Tata Group shall be represented only by specifically authorized directors and employees. In all its public appearances. ü üIt shall be the sole responsibility of these authorized representatives to disclose information about the company or the Group. üThe Tata Group honors the information requirements of the public and its stakeholders. .Clause 12: Public representation of the company and the Group.

Tata companies are encouraged to sign a non-disclosure agreement with third parties to support . and on behalf of. distributors. a Tata company.Clause13: Third party representation üParties which have business dealings with the Tata Group but are not members of the Group. agents. contractors and suppliers. ü üThird parties and their employees are expected to abide by the Code in their interaction with. sales representatives. and / or if their business conduct and ethics are known to be inconsistent with the Code. such as consultants. shall not be authorized to represent a Tata company without the written permission of the Tata company. channel partners.

codes and agreements to be issued by Tata Sons. . No third party or joint venture shall use the Tata brand to further interests without specific authorization. Clause 15: Group policies üA Tata company shall recommend to its board of directors the adoption of policies and guidelines periodically formulated by Tata Sons. The use of the Tata brand is defined in and regulated by the Tata Brand Equity and Business Promotion Agreement.Clause 14: Use of the Tata brand ü The use of the Tata name and trademark shall be governed by manuals.

If the ethical and professional standards of applicable laws and regulations are below that of the Code. . in all the territories in which they operate. in letter and spirit. in their business conduct. and disclose such information in accordance with relevant regulations and agreements. shall comply with all applicable laws and regulations. then the standards of the Code shall prevail.Clause 16: Shareholders üA Tata company shall be committed to enhancing shareholder value and complying with all regulations and laws that govern shareholder rights. Clause 17: Regulatory compliance üEmployees of a Tata company. The board of directors of a Tata company shall duly and fairly inform its shareholders about all relevant aspects of the company’s business.

Failure to adhere to the Code could attract severe consequences. and deal on behalf of the company with professionalism. Such conduct shall be fair and transparent and be perceived to be so by third parties. shall exhibit culturally appropriate deportment in the countries they operate in.  ü Every employee of a Tata company shall preserve the human rights of every individual and the community. while conforming to high moral and ethical standards. ü ü Every employee shall be responsible for the implementation of and compliance with the Code in his / her environment.Clause18: Ethical conduct ü Every employee of a Tata company including full-time directors and the chief executive. and shall strive to honor commitments. honesty and integrity. including .

nor provide freelance services to anyone. ü ü In the case of a full-time director or the chief executive. such approval must be obtained from the board of directors of the company.Clause19: Concurrent employment ü Consistent with applicable laws. with or without remuneration. . accept employment or a position of responsibility (such as a consultant or a director) with any other company. an employee of a Tata company shall not. without the requisite. officially written approval of the company.

CLAUSE 20:Conflict of interest An employee or director of a Tata company shall always act in the interest of the company. and ensure that any business or personal association which he / she may have does not involve a conflict of interest with the operations of the company and his / her role therein.  .

 Announcement of new product introductions or developments. and strictly observe a practice of non- .CLAUSE 21: Securities transactions and confidential information Insider information might include the following:  Acquisition and divestiture of businesses or business units.  Investment decisions / plans.  An employee of a Tata company shall also respect and observe the confidentiality of information pertaining to other companies. their patents. earnings and dividends. trademarks and inventions.  Financial information such as profits. intellectual property rights.  Raising of finances.  Major supply and delivery agreements.  Asset revaluations.  Restructuring plans.

  They shall be employed primarily and judiciously for the purpose of conducting the business for which they are duly authorised. and relationships with customers and suppliers.Clause:22 Protecting company assets  The assets of a Tata company shall not be misused. materials and resources. systems.   These include tangible assets such as equipment and . proprietary information. intellectual property. machinery. facilities. as well as intangible assets such as information technology and systems.

subject to this involvement having no adverse impact on the business affairs of the company . .Clause:23 Citizenship The involvement of a Tata employee in civic or public affairs shall be with express approval from the chief executive of his / her company.

Clause:24 Integrity of data furnished Every employee of a Tata company shall ensure. shall be entirely responsible in ensuring that the confidentiality of all data is retained and in no circumstance transferred to any outside person/party in the course of normal operations without express guidelines from or. the approval of the management.the integrity of data or information furnished by him/her to the company. at all times .  He/she .

Such reporting shall be made available to suppliers and partners.17  The . too. company shall ensure protection to the whistleblower and any attempts to intimidate him / her would be treated as a violation of the Code. when she / he becomes aware of any actual or possible violation of the Code or an event of misconduct in the company’s interest.Clause:25 Reporting concerns  Every employee of a Tata company shall promptly report to the management and / or third-party ethics helpline.

wearing the ID-card was drunkard at night and waited for cab. With in 24 hrs.   . involved in Johnson&Johnson project . When he did not got the cab at night. he shouted to the security and used awkward languages and fought with the security. he got pink slip.BREACH OF CODE OF CONDUCT 1)Unethical behavior of an employee after getting drunk:  An employee at TCS Kolkata.   Next day morning the head of the security informed the matter to the PL & head HR.

But the company got the profit in the last quarter . People were made to work 14. These people were forced to resign but there will not be any proof because . like slaves. They were asked to resign in closed door discussion.2)5000 employees of TCS BPO left the job because of non-increment of salary & promotions.18 hrs a day. Most of them had not resigned on their own.

He gave the joining date as 1st week of jan. He was pretty safe in his previous job but now he had to face an uncertain future because of a fake offer. This process went on for 6 months & he didn’t got any word from TCS . he was asked to wait for 2 more weeks. the HR told him to wait till 3rd week of the month. He was asked to resign the current job & give a tentative joining date. 2009.3)During sept. Again when he went on the 3rd week. His family was in a great pain . When he contacted TCS HR on 1st week of jan 2009. He was married & was living with his family. a person having more than 7 yrs of experience in IT cleared all rounds of interview & got offer letter in nov.oct 2008.& gave the resignation from the current employer . 2008.

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