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As one of India’s leading telecommunications companies, Airtel understands its responsibility to consistently evaluate the impact of its services, operations and infrastructure partners on the environment. The Company acknowledges the need for constant assessment of its overall influence on energy consumption, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and resource optimization for environmental protection. Airtel is working towards deployment of renewable energy solutions in network towers, installation of rooftop solar panels at Main Switching Centers (MSCs) and captivating green energy generation through solar/wind energy. The Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) policy specifies its approach towards protection of the environment; the policy is applicable for all employees of the Company and its subsidiaries. In addition, the Company works closely with network infrastructure and facility management partners to identify social and environment risks, and explore innovative ways to lessen energy consumption throughout the organization. Over the years, there have been various initiatives undertaken to address global environmental issues, promote renewable energy solutions, increase energy efficiency and reduce waste. The emissions or wastes generated by the Company are within the permissible limits specified by Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and State Pollution Control Boards (SPCBs). As on March 31, 2017, there were three notices received from CPCB/SPCP which is at various stages of resolution. Airtel has not mentioned proper emission, water management and energy management in there sustainability report, so we are not able to get a clear picture on environmental sectionAs on March 31, 2017, Airtel’s operations in India, including all wholly owned subsidiaries, employed 17,491 people, including 1,520 women and 172 specially-abled personnel. In addition, the Company had 17,279 subcontracted employees for calendar year 2016, employed at its various sites. During the period, the Company did not engage any temporary or casual staff in the organization. Airtel currently does not have any employee associations in the organization however, employees have full access to raise their concerns with the management without fear or coercion which are addressed and resolved satisfactorily. The Ombudsperson administers a formal process to review and investigate all concerns and undertakes appropriate actions required to resolve the reported matter. In FY 2016- 17, five cases regarding sexual harassment at the workplace have been reported and investigated. In three of these cases, the allegations were substantiated and the accused personnel were separated from their services. Airtel received no complaints regarding child labour, forced labour and discriminatory employment in the year 2017. Bharti’s Code of Conduct is directed towards upholding the highest levels of ethical business practices. Strong commitment to performance with integrity, and human rights are embedded in the Company’s policies, which lays down acceptable behavior on various aspects including human rights. The Code is applicable for all employees, associates and business partners of the Company. Compliance to the Code, the relevant labour laws and human rights regulations applicable in their geographies of operation is a major part of associating with Airtel. No incidences of discrimination or human rights violation were received by the Company’s Ombudsperson office in FY 2016-17. During the last five years no legal cases were filed against the Company for unfair trade practices and irresponsible advertising. In FY 2016-17, three cases were filed against the Company before the Competition Commission of India for anti-competitive behavior and all of them are pending resolution. In addition to this, 25 complaints were registered with the Advertisements Standards Council of India (ASCI) out of which 24 were resolved successfully as per the process specified in the ASCI rules.The Company’s Board is an optimum mix of Executive, Non-Executive and Independent Directors, and conforms with the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013, Listing Regulations, FDI guidelines, terms of shareholders’ agreement and other statutory provisions. The Board comprises of twelve members which includes a Chairman, a Managing Director & CEO (India & South Asia), four Non-Executive Directors and six Independent Directors. The Independent Directors meet separately at least once in a quarter, prior to the commencement of Board meeting, without the presence of any Non-Independent Directors or representatives of management. They meet to discuss and form an independent opinion on the agenda items, various other Board-related matters, identify areas where they need clarity or information from management and to annually review the performance of Non-Independent Directors, the Board as a whole and the Chairman. During FY 2016-17, the Independent Directors met four times.

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