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Your Directors take pleasure in presenting the Twenty-Seventh Annual Report and Companys Audited Financial Statements for the financial year ended March 31, 2019.
|(र in Million)|
|Year ended March 31, 2019||Year ended March 31, 2018*||Year ended March 31, 2019||Year ended March 31, 2018#|
|Revenue from operations||103,032.1||90,062.5||290,659.1||264,894.6|
|Profit before exceptional item and tax||19,338.3||12,307.5||50,245.8||44,294.8|
|Profit before tax but after exceptional item||7,194.5||2,802.5||38,102.0||34,789.8|
|- Current Tax||15.5||20.2||8,039.6||6,628.0|
|- Deferred Tax Charge/(Credit)||(987.0)||(274.1)||(2,030.8)||(62.1)|
|- Deferred tax charge/(Credit)-exceptional||-||-||-||2,544.5|
|Profit after tax||8,166.0||3,056.4||32,093.2||25,679.4|
|Profit after Tax but before Share in profit/(loss) of associates/joint ventures||-||-||32,093.2||25,679.4|
|Share of (loss) of associates/joint ventures [Net]||-||-||(14.6)||(254.4)|
|Profit for the year before non-controlling interests||-||-||32,078.6||25,425.0|
|Profit for the year attributable to owners of the Company||-||-||26,65172||20,957.0|
|Total other Comprehensive Income||1,837.4||566,9||16,799.9||8,282.5|
|Total Comprehensive Income for the year attributable to:||10,003.4||3,623,3||48,878.5||30,657.5|
|- Owners of the Company||10,003.4||3,623.3||42,054.1||25,711.8|
|- Non-Controlling Interest||-||-||6,524.4||4,945.7|
|Opening balance in Retained Earnings||120,370.0||124,860"0||389,258.5|
|Amount available for appropriation||8,273.3||3,490.8||26,804.4||21,454.7|
|Dividend on Equity Shares||4,791.6""||7,977.4||4,791.6||7,977.4|
|Dividend Distribution Tax||5.6""||3.4||984,9||1,624.0|
|Transfer to various Reserves:|
|- Capital redemption Reserve||-||-||-||-|
|- Debenture redemption Reserve||-||-||(1,250.0)||(833.4)|
|- Capital reserve||-||-||-||-|
|- Buy-back of equity shares by overseas subsidiaries||-||-||2,013.1||2,168.1|
|- Adjustment on account of Ind AS 115||-||-||6,493.0||-|
|- Legal reserve||-||-||203,9||2.5|
|- General reserve||-||-||43.0||-|
|Closing balance in Retained Earnings||123,846.1||120,370.0||333,301,9||319,7775|
*Refer Note 56(11) of Standalone Financial Statements Refer Note 66 of Consolidated Financial Statements
Your Directors have recommended a dividend of र2.75 (Rupees two and paise seventy five only) per equity share of र1/- each [previous year र2.00/- per equity share of र1/- each] for the year ended March 31, 2019, subject to the approval of the equity shareholders at the ensuing 27th Annual General Meeting of the Company.
The dividend payout is in accordance with the Companys Dividend Distribution Policy. The Dividend Distribution Policy of the Company is provided as रAnnexure-A to this Report. The policy is also available on the website of the Company and can be accessed through the web link: http:// www.sunpharma.com/policies .
Changes in Capital Structure
During the year under review, the Company has allotted 11790 equity shares of र1/- each under Sun Employee Stock Option Scheme-2015 thereby the paid up share capital of the Company increased to र2,399,334,970/- (Rupees Two Billion Three Hundred Ninety Nine Million Three Hundred Thirty Four Thousand Nine Hundred Seventy only) as on March 31, 2019.
Scheme of Arrangements
1. During the year, the Honble National Company Law Tribunal of Gujarat at Ahmedabad had vide its Order dated October 31, 2018 sanctioned the Scheme of Arrangement among the Company and Sun Pharma Global FZE ("Transferor Company"), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company and their respective members and creditors ("Scheme") whereby the Specified Undertaking (as defined in the Scheme) of Transferor Company stands demerged into the Company w.e.f. December 01, 2018 with appointed date being April 01, 2017. No consideration was paid pursuant to the Scheme.
2. During the year, the Board of Directors at its meeting held on May 25, 2018 had approved a Composite Scheme of Arrangement among the Company and Sun Pharma (Netherlands) B.V. (Transferee Company-1) and Sun Pharmaceutical Holdings USA Inc.
(Transferee Company-2), wholly owned subsidiaries of the Company and their respective members and creditors ("Composite Scheme"), for demerger of Specified Investment Undertaking -1 (as defined in the Composite Scheme) of the Company into Sun Pharma (Netherlands) B.V. and Specified Investment Undertaking -2 (as defined in the Composite Scheme) of the Company into Sun Pharmaceutical Holdings USA Inc. The Honble National Company Law Tribunal of Gujarat, at Ahmedabad ("NCLT") has vide its Order dated April 11, 2019 dispensed with convening of meeting of secured creditors of the Company and ordered to convene the meeting of equity shareholders and unsecured creditors of the Company on June 04, 2019 to approve the Composite Scheme with appointed date as April 01, 2017 or such other date as may be agreed between the Transferee Company-1, Transferee Company-2 and the Company and approved by the NCLT. Pursuant to said Composite Scheme, no consideration shall be paid. This demerger shall enable the Company to address the risks and policies, ability to strategise the remaining business for long term growth, consolidation and creation of shareholder value, etc.
Extract of Annual Return
The extract of Annual Return as required under sub-section (3) of Section 92 of the Companies Act, 2013 (the Act) in form MGT-9 is provided as Annexure-B to this Report and is also made available on the website of the Company at https://www.sunpharma.com/investors/annualreports .
Subsidiaries/ Joint Ventures/ Associate Companies
The statement containing the salient features of the Financial Statements of the Companys subsidiaries/ joint ventures/ associate companies is given in Form AOC-1, provided in Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements, forming part of the Annual Report.
The highlights of performance of subsidiaries, joint ventures and associate companies and their contribution to the overall performance of the Company during the financial year is given under Annexure A to the Consolidated Financial Statements forming part of the Annual Report.
Details pertaining to companies that became subsidiaries/ joint ventures/associates and those that ceased to be the subsidiaries/joint ventures/associates of the Company during the year are provided in Note no. 39 of the Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements, forming part of the Annual Report.
Directors and Key Managerial Personnel
Mr. Sailesh T. Desai and Mr. Kalyanasundaram Subramanian, Whole-time Directors of the Company retire by rotation at the ensuing 27th Annual General Meeting of the Company and being eligible offer themselves for reappointment.
During the year, Mr. Gautam Doshi was appointed as an Additional Independent Director of the Company with effect from May 25, 2018. Mr. Vivek Chaand Sehgal and Mr. Gautam Doshi have been appointed as Independent Directors of the Company for a term of 5 (five) years each effective from November 14, 2017 and May 25, 2018 upto November 13, 2022 and May 24, 2023 respectively by the members at the 26th Annual General Meeting of the Company held on September 26, 2018.
Pursuant to Regulation 17(1A) of SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015 ("Listing Regulations") the consent of the members by way of Special Resolution, was obtained at the 26th Annual General Meeting of the Company for continuation as Director beyond the age of seventy five years, of Mr. Israel Makov, Non-Executive Director and the Chairman of the Company, as he had attained an age of 79 years.
Mr. S. Mohanchand Dadha, Mr. Keki Mistry and Mr. Ashwin Dani, Independent Directors having completed second term of 2 (two) years of their respective appointments on the conclusion of the 26th Annual General Meeting of the Company, all the three aforementioned Independent Directors retired and ceased to be Directors of the Company w.e.f. the conclusion of the 26th Annual General Meeting of the Company held on September 26,
2018. The Board of Directors places on record their appreciation for contribution made by Mr. S. Mohanchand Dadha, Mr. Keki Mistry and Mr. Ashwin Dani during their tenure as Independent Directors of the Company.
Mr. Sudhir V. Valia has stepped down from the position of Whole-time Director of the Company w.e.f. May 29, 2019. However, he shall continue as a Non-Executive and Non-Independent Director of the Company.
Appropriate resolutions for the re-appointment of the Directors are being placed for your approval at the ensuing 27th Annual General Meeting. Your Directors recommend the same for approval by the members at the ensuing 27th Annual General Meeting of the Company.
Declaration by Independent Directors
The Company has received declarations from all the Independent Directors of the Company confirming that they meet with the criteria of independence as prescribed under Section 149(6) of the Act and under Listing Regulations.
In the opinion of the Board, the Independent Directors of the Company fulfil the conditions specified in the Act and Listing Regulations and are independent of the management.
Remuneration Policy for Directors, Key Managerial Personnel and Other Employees and Criteria for Appointment of Directors
For the purpose of selection of any Director, the Nomination and Remuneration Committee identifies persons of integrity who possess relevant expertise, experience and leadership qualities required for the position. The Committee also ensures that the incumbent fulfils such criteria with regard to qualifications, positive attributes, independence, age and other criteria as laid down under the Act, Listing Regulations or other applicable laws. The Board has, on the recommendation of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee framed a policy on remuneration of Directors, Key Managerial Personnel and other Employees.
The salient features of the Remuneration Policy of the Company are as under:
(A) Guiding Principles for remuneration: The Company shall remunerate all its personnel reasonably and sufficiently as per industry benchmarks and standards. The remuneration shall be commensurate to retain and motivate the human resources of the Company.
The compensation package will, inter alia, take into account the experience of the personnel, the knowledge & skill required including complexity of his job, work duration and risks associated with the work, and attitude of the employee like positive outlook, team work, loyalty etc.
(B) Components of Remuneration: The following will be the various remuneration components which may be paid to the personnel of the Company based on the designation and class of the personnel.
a) Fixed compensation: The fixed salaries of the Companys personnel shall be competitive and based on the individual personnels responsibilities and performance.
b) Variable compensation: The personnel of the Company may be paid remuneration by way of variable salaries based on their performance evaluation. Such variable salaries should be based on the performance of the individual against his short and long term performance objectives and the performance of the Company.
c) Share based payments: The Board may, on the recommendation of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee, issue to certain class of personnel a share and share price related incentive program.
d) Non-monetary benefits: Senior management personnel of the Company may, on a case to case basis, be awarded customary non-monetary benefits such as discounted salary advance/credit facility, rent free accommodation, Company cars with or without chauffer, share and share price related incentive, reimbursement of electricity and telephone bills etc.
e) Gratuity/group insurance: Personnel may also be awarded to group insurance and other key man insurance protection. Further as required by the law necessary gratuity shall be paid to the personnel.
f) Commission: The directors may be paid commission if approved by the shareholders. The shareholders may authorise the Board to declare commission to be paid to any director of the Board.
C) Entitlement: The authority to determine the entitlement to various components as aforesaid for each class and designation of personnel shall be as follows
|Designation/Class||To be determined by|
|Director||Board of Directors on the recommendation of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee within the limits approved by the shareholders|
|Key Managerial Personnel and Senior Management||Board of Directors on recommendation of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee|
|Other employees||Human Resources Head|
Note: For the purpose of this Policy, the term Senior Management shall have the same meaning as defined under the SEBI (Listing Obligation and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015
The complete Policy as approved by the Board is available on the website of the Company and can be accessed through the web link: http://www.sunpharma.com/policies .
Familiarisation programme for the Independent Directors
In compliance with the requirements of Regulation 25(7) of the Listing Regulations, the Company has put in place a Familiarisation Programme for the Independent Directors to familiarise them with the Company, their roles, rights, responsibilities in the Company, nature of the industry in which the Company operates, business model etc.
The details of the Familiarisation Programme conducted are available on the website of the Company www.sunpharma . com and can be accessed through the web link: http:// www.sunpharma.com/policies .
Number of meetings of the Board
The Board of Directors of the Company met 5 (Five) times during the year under review on May 25, 2018; August 14, 2018; September 26, 2018; November 13, 2018 and February 12, 2019. The particulars of attendance of the Directors at the said meetings are provided in detail in the Corporate Governance Report, which forms a part of this Report. The intervening gap between the meetings was within the period prescribed under the Act and Listing Regulations.
Evaluation of performance of the Board, its Committees and Individual Directors
During the year, the evaluation of the annual performance of individual Directors including the Chairman of the Company and Independent Directors, Board and Committees of the Board was carried out under the provisions of the Act, relevant Rules, and the Corporate Governance requirements as prescribed under Regulation 17 of Listing Regulations and based on the circular issued by SEBI dated January 5, 2017 with respect to Guidance Note on Board Evaluation. The Nomination and Remuneration Committee had approved the criteria for the performance evaluation of the Board, its Committees and individual Directors as per the SEBI Guidance Note on Board Evaluation.
The Chairman of the Company interacted with each Director individually, for evaluation of performance of the individual Directors. The evaluation for the performance of the Board as a whole and of the Committees were conducted by way of questionnaires.
In a separate meeting of Independent Directors, performance of Non Independent Directors and performance of the Board as a whole was evaluated. Further, they also evaluated the performance of the Chairman of the Company, taking into account the views of the Executive Directors and Non-executive Directors.
The performance of the Board was evaluated by the Board after seeking inputs from all the Directors on the basis of various criteria such as structure and diversity of the Board, competency of Directors, experience of Director, strategy and performance evaluation, secretarial support, evaluation of risk, evaluation of performance of the management and feedback, independence of the management from the Board etc. The performance of the Committees was evaluated by the Board after seeking inputs from the Committee members on the basis of criteria such as mandate and composition, effectiveness of the committee, structure of the committee and meetings, independence of the committee from the Board and contribution to decisions of the Board. The Nomination and Remuneration Committee reviewed the performance of the individual Directors on the basis of the criteria such as qualification, experience, knowledge and competency, fulfilment of functions, availability and attendance, initiative, integrity, contribution and commitment etc., and the Independent Directors were additionally evaluated on the basis of independence, independent views and judgement etc. Further the evaluation of Chairman of the Board, in addition to the above criteria for individual Directors, also included evaluation based on effectiveness of leadership and ability to steer the meetings, impartiality, etc.
The Chairman and other members of the Board discussed upon the performance evaluation of every Director of the Company and concluded that they were satisfied with the overall performance of the Directors individually and that the Directors generally met their expectations of performance.
The summary of the feedback from the members were thereafter discussed in detail by the members. The respective Director, who was being evaluated, did not participate in the discussion on his/her performance evaluation and had exited the meeting for the said discussion. During the discussion in respect of performance of Mr. Dilip Shanghvi and Mr. Sudhir Valia, both Mr. Dilip Shanghvi and Mr. Sudhir Valia had exited the meeting.
The Chairman additionally interacted with each Director individually, for evaluation of performance of all Individual Directors and Mr. Dilip Shanghvi, along with other Directors had evaluated the performance of Mr. Israel Makov as the Chairman and as an Individual Director. They were satisfied with the overall performance of the Directors individually and that the Directors generally met their expectations of performance.
We have more than 32,000 talented employee base spread across multiple geographies in various sales offices, R&D centers, 40 + manufacturing locations, Regional offices and Corporate office. We believe our employees are pivotal to all the initiatives that drive us to realise our future plans. Human Resource agenda encourages high performance culture with focus on Employee safety & welfare, Employee development & Productivity. Your Directors would also like to take this opportunity to express their appreciation for the dedication and commitment of the employees of the Company and look forward to their continued contribution.
Information as per Section 197 (12) of the Act read with Rule 5(1) of the Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules, 2014 is provided in Annexure-C to this Report. Further, the information pertaining to Rule 5(2) & 5(3) of the Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules, 2014, pertaining to the names and other particulars of employees is available for inspection at the Registered office of the Company during business hours and pursuant to the second proviso to Section 136(1) of the Act, the Report and the accounts are being sent to the members excluding this. Any shareholder interested in obtaining a copy of the same may write to the Company Secretary/Compliance Officer at Corporate office or Registered office address of the Company.
Disclosure under the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013
Your Company strongly believes in providing a safe and harassment free workplace for each and every individual working for the Company through various interventions and practices. It is the continuous endeavour of the Management of the Company to create and provide an environment to all its employees that is free from discrimination and harassment including sexual harassment. The Company has adopted a policy on prevention, prohibition and redressal of sexual harassment at workplace in line with the provisions of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 and the Rules made thereunder. The Company has arranged various interactive awareness workshops in this regard for the employees at the manufacturing sites, R & D set ups & corporate office during the year under review. The Company has submitted the Annual Returns to the local authorities, as required under the above mentioned Act.
During the financial year ended March 31, 2019, three complaints pertaining to sexual harassment were received and the same were resolved by the Company. There are no complaints pending as at the end of the financial year.
Your Company has complied with provisions relating to the constitution of Internal Complaints Committee under the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013
Auditors Statutory Auditors
S R B C & Co LLP, Chartered Accountants, (Firms Regn. No. 324982E/ E300003), were appointed as the Statutory Auditors of the Company for a period of 5 (five) years at the 25th Annual General Meeting of the Company to hold office till the conclusion of the 30th Annual General Meeting of the Company.
The Auditors Report for the financial year ended March 31, 2019, has been issued with an unmodified opinion, by the Statutory Auditors.
The Board had appointed KJB & Co. LLP, Practicing Company Secretaries, Mumbai to undertake the Secretarial Audit of the Company for the financial year ended March 31, 2019. The Secretarial Audit Report in the Form No. MR-3 for the year is provided as Annexure-D to this Report.
The Secretarial Audit Report for the year does not contain any qualification, reservation or adverse remark.
The Board has appointed Messrs B M Sharma & Associates, Cost Accountants, Pune (Firms Registration No. 100537) as Cost Auditor of the Company for conducting Cost Audit in respect of Bulk Drugs & Formulations of your Company for the financial year 2019-20.
The Company is required to maintain Cost Records as specified by the Central Government under Section 148(1) of the Act and accordingly, such accounts and records are made and maintained by the Company.
The Company has complied with the applicable Secretarial Standards as amended from time to time.
Loans, Guarantees & Investments
The particulars of loans, guarantees and investments have been disclosed in the Financial Statements.
Related Party Transactions
The policy on Related Party Transactions as approved by the Board is available on the website of the Company and can be accessed through the web link http://www.sunpharma.com/ policies. All contracts/arrangements/transactions entered by the Company during the year under review with the related parties were in the ordinary course of business and on an arms length basis.
As required under Section 134(3)(h) of the Act, details of transactions entered with related parties under the Act exceeding ten percent of the annual consolidated turnover as per the last audited financial statements are given in Form AOC-2 provided as Annexure-E to this Report.
Audit Committee Composition
The details pertaining to composition of Audit Committee are included in the Corporate Governance Report, which forms part of this Report.
The Board of Directors has constituted a Risk Management Committee which is entrusted with the responsibility of overseeing various strategic, operational and financial risks that the organisation faces, along with the adequacy of mitigation plans to address such risks. The Corporate Governance Report, which forms part of this report, contains the details of Risk Management Committee of the Company. There is an overarching Risk Management Policy in place has been reviewed and approved by the Board.
The Company has developed & implemented an integrated Enterprise Risk Management Framework through which it identifies monitors, mitigates & reports key risks that impacts its ability to meet the strategic objectives. The Companys ERM framework is based on the recommendations by the Committee of Sponsoring Organisations (COSO) to further the organisations endeavor to strengthen ERM framework and processes using best practices. The ERM team engages with all Function heads to identify internal and external events that may have an adverse impact on the achievement of Companys objectives and periodically monitors changes in both internal and external environment leading to emergence of a new threat/risk. These risks are captured in the form of a risk register with all the relevant information such as risk description, root cause and any existing mitigation plans. The risk register is refreshed annually.
Risks are categorised into Strategic, Financial, Operational, Compliance & Reputational. ERM risk assessments covering Companys various businesses and functions are a key input for the annual internal audit program. During FY 2018-19, the ERM team focused on reviewing effectiveness of actions taken to mitigate certain business, cyber security and other operational risks.
Internal Financial Controls
The Company believes that internal control is a necessary prerequisite of Governance and that freedom should be exercised within a framework of checks and balances.
The Company has a well-established internal control framework, which is designed to continuously assess the adequacy, effectiveness and efficiency of financial and operational controls. The management is committed to ensure an effective internal control environment, commensurate with the size and complexity of the business, which provides an assurance on compliance with internal policies, applicable laws, regulations and protection of resources and assets.
Global Internal Audit
An independent and empowered Global Internal Audit Function (GIA) at the corporate level carries out risk-focused audits across all businesses (both in India and overseas), to ensure that business process controls are adequate and are functioning effectively. These audits include reviewing finance, operations, safeguarding of assets and compliance related controls. Areas requiring specialised knowledge are reviewed in partnership with external subject matter experts.
GIAs functioning is governed by the Audit Charter, duly approved by the Audit Committee of the Board, which stipulates matters contributing to the proper and effective conduct of audit. The audit processes are fully automated on a SunScience tool which integrates audit, Internal Financial Controls (IFC) and Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) modules.
The Companys operating management closely monitors the internal control environment and ensures that the recommendations of GIA are effectively implemented.
The Audit Committee of the Board monitors performance of GIA, periodically reviews key findings and provides strategic guidance.
Corporate Social Responsibility
In compliance with the requirements of Section 135 of the Act read with the Companies (Corporate Social Responsibility) Rules, 2014, the Board of Directors have constituted a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Committee. The details of membership of the Committee and the meetings held are detailed in the Corporate Governance Report, forming part of this Report. The contents of the CSR Policy of the Company as approved by the Board on the recommendation of the CSR Committee are available on the website of the Company and can be accessed through the web link: http://www.sunpharma.com/policies . The average net profit of the Company in the three immediately preceding financial years is negative, therefore the Company was not required to spend on CSR activities during the year, however, the Company has voluntarily spent on CSR activities.
The annual report on CSR activities containing details of voluntary expenditure incurred by the Company and brief details on the CSR activities are provided in Annexure-F to this Report.
The Company has not accepted any deposit from the Public during the year under review, under the provisions of the Act and the rules framed thereunder.
Management Discussion and Analysis
The Management Discussion and Analysis as prescribed under Part B of Schedule V read with Regulation 34(3) of the Listing Regulations is provided in a separate section and forms part of this Report.
Corporate Governance Report
Report on Corporate Governance and Certificate of the Auditors of the Company regarding compliance of the conditions of Corporate Governance as stipulated in Part C of Schedule V of the Listing Regulations, are provided in a separate section and forms part of this Report.
Conservation of Energy, Technology Absorption and Foreign Exchange Earnings and Outgo
The information on conservation of energy, technology absorption and foreign exchange earnings and outgo as stipulated under Section 134(3)(m) of the Act read with Rule 8 of the Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014, is provided as Annexure-G to this Report.
Employees Stock Option Schemes
The Company presently has only one Employees Stock Option Scheme, which is inherited from erstwhile Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited ("Ranbaxy"). The scheme is through Direct Route and has been named as Sun Pharma Employee Stock Option Scheme-2015. The scheme was adopted by the Company with certain amendments consequent upon merger of erstwhile Ranbaxy into the Company. The Scheme is in compliance with Securities and Exchange Board of India (Share Based Employee Benefits) Regulations, 2014.
Disclosure with respect to the Employees Stock Option Scheme in compliance with Securities and Exchange Board of India (Share Based Employee Benefits) Regulations, 2014 is available on the Companys website and can be accessed at: http://www.sunpharma.com/pdflist/all-documents .
Significant and Material Orders Passed by the Regulators or Courts or Tribunals
There are no significant and material orders passed by the regulators or courts or tribunals which impact the going concern status and Companys operations in future.
Whistle Blower Policy/Vigil Mechanism
To create enduring value for all stakeholders and ensure the highest level of honesty, integrity and ethical behaviour in all its operations, the Company has adopted a Global Whistle Blower Policy for Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Limited and all its subsidiaries, in addition to the existing Global Code of Conduct that governs the actions of its employees. Further details on vigil mechanism of the Company are provided in the Corporate Governance Report, forming part of this Report.
Directors Responsibility Statement
Pursuant to the requirements under Section 134(5) read with Section 134(3)(c) of the Act, with respect to Directors Responsibility Statement, it is hereby confirmed that:
a) in the preparation of the annual accounts for the financial year ended March 31, 2019, the applicable accounting standards have been followed and there are no material departures from the same;
b) the Directors have selected such accounting policies and applied them consistently and made judgments and estimates that are reasonable and prudent so as to give a true and fair view of the state of affairs of the Company as at March 31, 2019 and of the profit of the Company for the year ended on that date;
c) the Directors have taken proper and sufficient care for the maintenance of adequate accounting records in accordance with the provisions of the Act for safeguarding the assets of the Company and for preventing and detecting fraud and other irregularities;
d) the Directors have prepared the annual accounts on a going concern basis;
e) the Directors have laid down internal financial controls to be followed by the Company and that such internal financial controls are adequate and were operating effectively; and
f) the Directors have devised proper systems to ensure compliance with the provisions of all applicable laws and that such systems were adequate and operating effectively.
The consolidated financial statements for the year ended March 31, 2019 have been prepared in accordance with Indian Accounting Standards (Ind AS) notified under the Companies (Indian Accounting Standards) Rules, 2015.
ICRA Ltd. has reaffirmed the highest credit rating of [ICRA] A1+/[ICRA] AAA(Stable) for the bank facilities, long term/ short term borrowings and commercial paper programs of the Company.
Further, CRISIL Ltd. has also reaffirmed the highest credit rating of CRISIL A1+ and CRISIL AAA/Stable for short term & long term bank facilities and commercial paper programs of the Company.
Business Responsibility Reporting
The Business Responsibility Report of the Company for the year ended March 31, 2019, forms part of the Annual Report and is also made available on the website of the Company at http://www.sunpharma.com/pdflist/all-documents .
Your Directors wish to thank all stakeholders, employees and business partners, Companys bankers, medical professionals and business associates for their continued support and valuable cooperation.
The Directors also wish to express their gratitude to investors for the faith that they continue to repose in the Company.
For and on behalf of the Board of Directors
|Place: Mumbai||Israel Makov|
|Date: May 28, 2019||Chairman|