ATC Tires Private Ltd. Tirunelveli Plant (ATG-TN)

Business activities

Manufacturing of Agricultural, Forestry, Construction, Industrial and OTR tires

Total site area

47.04 ha

Number of employees

2,241 (as of December 2018; includes contracted laborers)

Location

Sipcot SEZ, A-2, Sipcot Industrial Growth Centre, Gangaikondan, Dist. Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu – 627 352, India

Contact for consultation and complaints

Human Resources and Administration Dept.
Tel: +91-46-2398-7312 Fax: +91-46-2398-7399

Message from the President

PN Rajendran

・In establishinghigh standards whichhave as their top priority environmental, health and safety policies,we are focusing upon developing a culture that is capable of achieving sustainable and reliable performance.

・Throughout our entire product range, we manufacture extremely cost-effective and high-quality tires. Accordingly, we are wellregarded by our customers aroundthe world.

・By greatly reducing development timelines for new products, we provide our customers with new products that can act as additional sources of sales and profitability.

・To make the company’s total employee involvement CSR program effective, by conductingContinuous Maintenance Program, we can deliver a great driving force to help resolve all our improvement targets.

・In undertaking our business activities, as a company we are committed to complying with all local laws and regulations.

・To draw on and utilize the experience and expert knowledge of YRC, we are proactively receiving both the support and cooperation of the YRC management team. What is more,we are proactively learning and employing YRC best practices for manufacturing sites, and in doing so we are strengthening both our own manufacturing processes and the performance of our products.

Organizational Governance

Code of Conduct

In keeping with the ATC core values, this company undertakes suitable business activities with an emphasis being placed upon value creation. To achieve the organizational objectives which we base upon such behavior, we remain committed to superior levels of corporate governance while managing our business.

This policy covers various fields such as compliance with applicable laws and responsibilities to shareholders, etc.

Schedule of Authority (SOA)

Through the SOA published in July 2014, andsubsequently revised on two occasions (in May of 2017 and in January of 2018), we are clarifying a range of decision-making rights within our organization.
UsingLegatrix, an online legal tool, we have been promoting and undertaking surveillance activitiesfor the purpose of having our compliance functions within the company operate correctly.

Organizational Structures & Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)

In order to improve the corporate reporting system, we review our organizational system every quarter.
Furthermore, each department has its own SOP to assure the maintenance of consistent product quality.

Employee handbook

An “employee handbook” setting out all the company’s policies relating to its employees was made public in November of 2016. It was subsequently revised on two occasions (on July 27of 2017, and on January 10of 2018). Everybody who we employ is thus notified as to policy details. Employees are also given an overview of the company’s processes and their advantages.

Usage of mobile devices

Policies covering both the usage and connection of mobile handsets and devices were included in the employee handbook on October 4of 2017.

Whistleblower policy

Concerning the company’s whistleblower policy, in addition to it acting to protect employees from unethical business practices, we have put in place our “Vigil System” to provide for the reporting of real concerns and complaints.
Furthermore, regarding both the basic principles of the company’s business and the reporting of any habitual practices, such matters are processed using methods that are fair and unprejudiced as isregulated by the corporate laws of 2013 and company rules 177 (9) and (10) from 2014.
All the company’s policies are published on the intranet portal that acts as anin-house communications server, and through that channel all employees are made aware of their details.

Human Rights

Preventing sexual harassment

Our “Sexual Harassment Prevention Policy” is the result of considerable hard work on the part of ATC India Pvt. The aim of this Policy is to provide employees with a workplace that is free from sexual harassment, intimidation, and exploitation.The objectives outlined in the Policy are to protect all employees in the specified workplaces from the misery of sexual harassment, and provide assistance in cases where it has been experienced, as well as protecting employees from related problems.
In order to raise awareness among all of the company’s employees, sexual harassment prevention training is being implemented in individual workplaces in line with the Policy.
The company has established an Internal Complaints Committee which is responsible for the following matters:

The company’s corporate values, which are outlined below, offer assurance that the proper approach will be adopted in all of our business activities:

“Fidelity”:

The company will maintain fairness in its dealings with all stakeholders, and it will always act in an appropriate manner.

“Responsibility to explain”:

The company recognizes the need for accountability in all of our actions, and in relation to all of our responsibilities.

The company’s Code of Conduct includes the following stipulations relating to discrimination and harassment:
The company shall maintain a workplace environment in which every employee is protected from discrimination or harassment based on race, gender, nationality, age, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, genetic information, sexual preferences, disability, or other aspect of the employee’s status or personal characteristics that is protected by law, and in which every employee is able to maximize their potential.

Labor Practices

Quality, Environment, Health and Safety (QEHS) Policy

ATC Tires Pvt Ltd, which is a company engaged in the manufacturing of off-the-road (OTR) tires, is committed to the creation, maintenance and assurance of product quality, health and safety, and environmental protection, for all of the people and businesses with which the company is involved. This stance is a vital element in our planning and decision-making, and it is embodied in the following items.

  • In carrying on our business activities, we demonstrate respect and care for our customers, people in general, and the environment.
  • By manufacturing and providing products that meet our customers’ needs, we realize customer satisfaction.
  • We meet product quality requirements.
  • We ensure the health and safety of all of the company’s stakeholders in our workplaces.
  • We fulfil our legal compliance responsibilities in relation to environmental risks and occupational health and safety risks.

To this end, we realize the following items:

Safety Week

Safety Week

Code of Conduct

Our company strives to provide a safe, healthy workplace environment in all regions.

Each and every workplace is operated according to the health and safety requirements of all applicable regions, states, and countries, and there is a requirement that workers not be under the influence of illegal drugs, alcohol, or other illegal substances. All employees have a responsibility to support the maintenance of a safe and healthy workplace by obeying applicable laws and codes of conduct.
Additionally, a handbook for employees on safety and first-aid measures has been developed and distributed. A safety guide has also been prepared for visitors and it is given to all outsiders who happen to come to the plant

Social Security and Health Insurance

Our company provides employees with social assurance coverage and medical/injury insurance such as PF, ESIC, Gratuity, and Group Personal Accident Insurance, etc.
As a senior level resource, we undertake to oversee and ensure occupational health and safety activities.

Collective bargaining wage agreement

In October 2018, a c ollective bargaining agreement was signed with the labor union. As a Long-Term Settlement, an agreement was concluded that covered the issues of labor wages, efficiency, output, welfare matters and the conferring of bonuses.

Celebration of festivals

The company celebrates events such as Independence Day (August 15), Republic Day (January 26), Safety Week, World Environment Day, Holi, Diwali, Pongal and AyudhaPooja, etc. On such days, all employees participate in celebrations, and through such events their teamwork is developed, and their motivation heightened.

Republic Day Celebration

Republic Day Celebration

Ayudha Pooja Celebration

Ayudha Pooja Celebration

Training

In handling both employee needs and business needs in terms of having our workforce respond correctly, the company undertakes to conduct activity, general and technical training.

Training

We undertake the following additional measures:

The Environment

ISO14001 Certificate

Environmental data

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Category FY 2014 FY 2015 FY 2016 FY 2017 FY 2018
Waste generated (t) 1,060 1,340 3,119
Proportion sent to landfill (%) 0.08
Landfill waste (t) 2.5
Energy consumption Coal consumption (kt) 26,838 35,171 44,146
Electricity consumption (Mwh) 41,413 43,400 47,636
Greenhouse gas emissions (1,000t-CO2) 130
Water usage (1,000m3) 325 333 340

In December of 2017 and January of 2018, the company constructed a biogas plant (capable of processing 250 kilograms of biomatter a day). From the 90 to 110 kilograms of food leftovers and vegetable scraps generated by the canteen facility daily, biogas is created. That resource is now used to power the biogas stove used for cooking in the canteen.

Within the plant grounds, we have started to plant seedlings. Under the direction of Professor Fujiwara, at the first Forever Forest Project plantings on August 18 of 2017, we managed to plant some 4,927 seedlings within an area of 117 meters. The plantings were done in accordance with the Miyawaki Method. In the future, we will plant an additional 500 seedlings each month.
In fiscal 2018, we held the tree-planting event with local children.

Forever Forest Project

Forever Forest Project

Fair Operating Practices

Code of conduct to regulate fair competition and trade

The tire business is a competitive industry. Nevertheless, at this company we are entirely committed to behaving in a manner that supports fair competition and business dealings.
All our employees are required to act ethically, and to communicate frankly and honestly. We act fairly in all our dealings with colleagues, managers, customers, suppliers, consultants, and government officials (both domestically and overseas).

Community Involvement and Development

Social contribution activities

We engage in the following activities:

Furniture

Water purifier

Children’s Day celebrations

We have donated sets of stationary, etc. to local children.

Project to supply local villages with rainwater

For the purpose of supplying good-quality water to the local area, we are undertaking a project to gather and manage rainwater, and then to make it usable to local villages.